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Is there any way to add just an amp/sub and keep the rest stock in a 09 w/ bose no nav?

Is there a free or really cheap place to get repair manuals on a 09?

Where do I get a list of all the interior lights to change colors?

Thanks for any help.
 

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for the amp and sub, i know a few years back when i was doing systems on a regular. for people that wanted to keep their stock stereo and just and an amp and sub for some bass. we used a simple LLC (line level conveter) and tapped an exsisting speaker wire for the signal and then hooked up the amp and sub accordingly to that.

i havent looked in the last maybe 2 years so not sure if they have anything new out that is recommended over the LLC. but here is a sample of what im talking about


PAC SNI-35 (sni35) - Line-Out Converters - Sonic Electronix


that will send the signal to your amp to play thru the sub. but you still need to link up the remote wire, 12v power and ground for the amp.
 

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for the amp and sub, i know a few years back when i was doing systems on a regular. for people that wanted to keep their stock stereo and just and an amp and sub for some bass. we used a simple LLC (line level conveter) and tapped an exsisting speaker wire for the signal and then hooked up the amp and sub accordingly to that.

i havent looked in the last maybe 2 years so not sure if they have anything new out that is recommended over the LLC. but here is a sample of what im talking about


PAC SNI-35 (sni35) - Line-Out Converters - Sonic Electronix


that will send the signal to your amp to play thru the sub. but you still need to link up the remote wire, 12v power and ground for the amp.

Good info. From what I read, ALL of the speakers are connected to the bose amp. Will this cause an issue? If not LOC it is.
 

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The signal from the head unit is a pre-amplified signal in the 2007, so you do not require a LOC. You will probably have to do some twin lead to RCA handiwork, and then you can plug straight into the Amp(s). I decided to put a 360.1 LOC from Rockford Fosgate to contol EQ and output to speakers from a PDA, wirelessly (Techie alert).

If the 2009 has the same Bose system, it's likely to have similar wiring.
 

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The signal from the head unit is a pre-amplified signal in the 2007, so you do not require a LOC. You will probably have to do some twin lead to RCA handiwork, and then you can plug straight into the Amp(s). I decided to put a 360.1 LOC from Rockford Fosgate to contol EQ and output to speakers from a PDA, wirelessly (Techie alert).

If the 2009 has the same Bose system, it's likely to have similar wiring.

Cool so the 360.1 works like the JL Cleansweep, inwhich it controls outs to all speakers?
Also what do you mean twin lead to RCA? I know about the RCA but twin lead?
 

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Each channel out of the head unit is a (+) and (-) wire...2 per channel. Most amps require an RCA plug to receive signal. This means you have to make 2 wire= 1 RCA
I did this:



This gave me twin leads to wire into the stereo.



As you can see, I'll NEVER go back to Bose, lol. I've since gone back and soldered those connections with shrink tube coverings after a wire popped out of the crimps shortly after the install.....live and learn!
 
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