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so i bought the legend w/o an amp! (w/o knowing)

well i took the seat out tonight b.c the radio wasnt working and i wanted to make sure the amp was hooked up right, well it comes to be that there isnt an amp!

and now i have to buy a bose amp (which i have no problem doing) but i have no idea what the previous owners have done with the wiring. it seems as if they had an aftermarket amp in. i need to know what kind of hook-ups the stock bose amp has and what i will need to modify the wiring that is there now

look in my sig for my pictures and check out the wiring that i found back there

any help is greatly appreciated!
 

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If you need an amp, I have one from a 93 LS, which should be the same as what came in the GS. Let me know if you are interested.

From your pics, it seems that you just need to plug a new amp in, it doesnt look like they cut anything.

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Make sure you still have the origional BOSE speakers, if not you will need them. Aftermarket speakers are 4 ohm where BOSE speakers are 2 ohm.. The aftermarket speakers will be the same thing as using an amp with half the power. With the bose you need all the power you can get.
 

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You might be better off putting in another aftermarket amp since the wiring has been modified. Maybe drive it to a local installer and let them look at the connectors and wires. They might recognize the install and reccomend the correct amp.
 

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s55lear said:
can i put an aftermarket amp in the premium system?

and if so what kind of mp would i need? how many watts, and all that stuff

http://www.tweeter.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2157395&cp=1124542

would that work?
It would work, but you would need a wiring diagram to locate the correct wires. The signal going into the BOSE amp should be at a pre amp level. The only thing I would worry about is the fact that the wires are probably not shielded, so you may get some unwanted noise.

It would probably just be easier to get a comple aftermarket system.
 

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i want to keep bose...either i get the aftermarket amp and thats it or i will stick with bose fully, and just buy a used bose amp
 

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You would be better off buying a used factory amp and going that route.
Otherwise, for decent sound you will need to change out the speakers as well as an amp, along with running some new wiring.
 

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I should have looked at your pics first.
Are the RCAs tagged into the loom?
You could try installing a low power aftermarket amp that is able to handle a 2 ohm load. You wouldn't want to run much power if you intend to use the power wire from the factory harness.
I have a bunch of old school stuff laying around and you can have one if you want to get up and running.
 

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I should have looked at your pics first.
Are the RCAs tagged into the loom?
You could try installing a low power aftermarket amp that is able to handle a 2 ohm load. You wouldn't want to run much power if you intend to use the power wire from the factory harness.
I have a bunch of old school stuff laying around and you can have one if you want to get up and running.
send me a pm and tell me what you've got..
 
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