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Old 10-28-2017, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Easy place to tap front speakers for a sub 2018 wrx base audio?

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Looking to just add an amp and a sub to my 18 wrx with base stereo, I really donít want to pull the head unit bc itís looks like a pita. Is there an easy place to just wire tap the front or rear speakers for an loc?
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:03 AM   #2
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Looking to just add an amp and a sub to my 18 wrx with base stereo, I really donít want to pull the head unit bc itís looks like a pita. Is there an easy place to just wire tap the front or rear speakers for an loc?


Pulling the headunit is really not that bad, all the speakers are in the door so I don't know how much easier they would be to tap. It took me 20 minutes to get the radio out
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:51 PM   #3
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i did a video on youtube which shows how to pull the radio out....i did it one handed and some people were not liking the nonprofessional filming of it...... but i tried to make it as easy as possible to understand. I can have the radio out in about 8 minutes tops at this point....mine has been out so many friggin times already now. LOL
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:11 PM   #4
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I'm fairly certain it's an easy task. The headunit is just hiding behind some plastic trim that snaps out, and a couple 10mm bolts. I would recommend doing it this way, it'll be the route with the least amount of problems.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:23 PM   #5
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i did a video on youtube which shows how to pull the radio out....i did it one handed and some people were not liking the nonprofessional filming of it...... but i tried to make it as easy as possible to understand. I can have the radio out in about 8 minutes tops at this point....mine has been out so many friggin times already now. LOL
Can you link the video?
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:28 PM   #6
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Never mind I found it, I hate the airbag part.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:56 PM   #7
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The head unit isn't that hard to remove but of course you have a long run of wire. The rear door panels come off in about 2 minutes and allow easy access for tapping into the speaker wire there and then a short wire run to your LOC or high/speaker level input equipped amplifier (Many amplifiers now offer this connection). Of course you would still have to run a wire to trigger the amp remote turn-on. IF ONLY ADDING A SUBWOOFER, I prefer just tapping into the rear speaker wires and not having to add a harness to the OEM radio or splicing into wires in a constrained area.
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