Ok so my issue is, i bought the car without the factory head unit/ screen working. I thought it be as simple as replacing the screen, i bought one off of eBay, that didn’t work. So i thought it would be easy enough to just install an aftermarket head unit, well no company offers a wire kit or dash kit for this make and model (2014 buick lacrosse). However i found a Chinese company that did in fact sell me a after market screen and plug as well as a dash kit. The factory plug/stereo is mounted behind the glove box as well as the factory bose amp. I hooked the after market head unit up, it powers on, but i get no sound. Nobody offers a bose amp bypass for this make and model, at this point i just want sound. The company i purchased the head unit from told me i can use my aux input in my center console to get sound, but i can’t get the car to go into aux mode! Smh its really starting to piss me off. So i figured itd be easiest and cheapest to just install a 4 channel amp and run the wires to the doors. Any help is appreciatedJUST FYI:
Those bose speakers are usually not 4 ohm, and they may be wired in series in your vehicle.
The best thing for you to do if you want to keep the factory speakers is to just replace the factory amp. The cheapest option is from a picknpull, or you pull it type auto yard.
Those speakers are not only a joke in their quality, but they are really low wattage, as in most head units would be enough to power those speakers. Not sure what your setup is, but if you have an aftermarket head unit you would be better off buying the cheapest speakers you can find, and they will probably sound better.
If you really want an aftermarket amp for those, then pull one out, and check the resistance. You can even check it at the amp terminals and see how it's going out. IMO, with those bose systems it's honestly just better to keep it all stock if you are happy with it, or just replace the entire thing and start from scratch, (compared to most aftermarket stereos, the head units lack functions, they wire them odd, and the speakers are odd oh, and way low powered).
Even with $200 you can find a new setup for 4 speakers and a new head unit that will be much better. (There are always good audio deals on black Friday).
AND OF COURSE, I'm sure I have a 4ch amp I would sell to you too. Have some new head units too.
Those pio's are around $150 off regular price (while they last). If you like the sound of a smooth alloy dome (not shreaking but articulate and smooth) then you should enjoy them. VERY hard to beat at that price.I’m just going to replace the speakers and run an amp. Id like to stay under 250 for speakers and amp, im open to used speakers and amp if anyone heard any suggestions. Are the pioneer components above any good?