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    How do I turn on the Factory Amp in a Ford ZX2 w/ premium sound???????

    I am trying to install a new CD Player in a ford ZX2 but I am not sure how to get the factory amp to turn on ????????????
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    Re: How do I turn on the Factory Amp in a Ford ZX2 w/ premium sound???????

    with my grand prix.. there was an orange wire that connected to the back of the stock head unit on a separete harness. That wire had to be connected to my remote lead off the new head unit. I assume its the same situation, but you'll need to find out which wire it is. Shouldnt' be too hard



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    Re: How do I turn on the Factory Amp in a Ford ZX2 w/ premium sound???????

    and also in some fords you have to have an amp bypass harness... i don't know about your model car though




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    Re: How do I turn on the Factory Amp in a Ford ZX2 w/ premium sound???????

    usually factory amps are not compatible with aftermarket h/u's....




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    Re: How do I turn on the Factory Amp in a Ford ZX2 w/ premium sound???????

    i believe in fords you are able to use the existing amp...i personally would bypass the amp b/c with the extra wattage coming from new stereo, it will blow your amp in no time...




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    Re: How do I turn on the Factory Amp in a Ford ZX2 w/ premium sound???????

    I had a crappy factory amp under the seat of my supra I didnt know about...
    It caught fire... if your going to mess around at least keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
    No dmg to my car because I noticed it immediately and pulled it out of there, but still.




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    Re: How do I turn on the Factory Amp in a Ford ZX2 w/ premium sound???????

    Do you know how big the amp is? Like in watts?




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    Re: How do I turn on the Factory Amp in a Ford ZX2 w/ premium sound???????

    Generally you're suppose to replace everything(headunit, amplifier, speakers, wires) when you're dealing with one of those factory premium systems. Even if you get the new CD player to work with the factory amp the speakers are still being powered by the factory amp so it won't sound any better or louder - it'll just sound different.



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