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    acura 2002 rl with bose stereo

    Hi, I recently bought a 2002 RL with a Bose stereo...went to a car toys place in Seattle and they told me you can't use the factory Bose speakers with a non Besk deck or even the factory amp, and quoted me $3-$4k for a new system!!
    Are they right? Am I stuck with a 2002 bose tape deck unless I want to pay $3k? I am not that handy, so doing a change myself is not possible, but I want to try to at least understand what has to be done and then try to find a shop near Bellevue that can do it, does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Re: acura 2002 rl with bose stereo

    Check with Foss Audio and Tint in Payullap. They're in the running for Retailer of the Year 2012-2013. You don't need to pay $3K for an upgrade but there may be some work required that makes it a more complicated job than a basic car. Right now I'm seeing that you should be able to use a Metra 70-1725 wire harness to use an aftermarket head unit with the factory Bose amplifier. That's strike 1 against Car Toys.

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    Re: acura 2002 rl with bose stereo

    Yeah they don't know what they are talking about.

    Do you have the indash 6 disk cd changer?

    If so I would keep the stock head unit and have a line output converter installed so you can add an aftermarket amp and subs. and use your factor head unit and speakers.

    I have several cars that use a head unit that controls several other things so I like to keep them Bluetooth/Navi. AC Controls ect.

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