Bypassing Factory Amp
Whats up /gen
I'm helping a friend install a new HU in his 2004 Trailblazer. I've done enough HU install's before for this to be pretty easy. Got everything soldered and connected, and even fed a remote wire to an ignition fuse because his ignition on the harness wasn't getting any power. Got everything working except the deck doesn't play sound. Checked fuses and all are good.
I realized that he probably had the Bose system in his car, and looked online and saw that people were buying special harnesses for their trailblazers. awesome
I think I know what the problem is though. The factory amp he has in there is what powers the speakers, and since it isn't being powered on anymore, there wont be any sound coming out of the speakers. I just need to figure out how to tap into the remote wire of the factory amp so turn it on. I read through a few forums and people are saying its a pink wire in the factory harness, but I checked and there is not a pink wire to be seen.
I'm wondering if anyone has experience in bypassing factory amps? Shouldnt be this hard but I'm stressing over it. No one wants to spend an extra $100 on this surprise harness.
2004 Honda Civic LX
12'' Orion H2 12.4
Bought From: loudstratus, haunther