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wiring head unit to standard sub and amp

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by joe_echo, Sep 25, 2013.

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    I've just got a new head unit. After fitting it The rear speakers don't work and neither does the sub. Is therea way to wire them to the new hu.

    I knowi might get told ditch the amp and sub and get a better one but money is tight so I can't afford it right now.
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    Sounds like you havnt connected the amp feed wire to enable it for rears, go & check your wiring.
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    Which one is the amp wire? Sorry I've never done this before
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    You don't (unless I missed it) say what year the car is, but the best clue is on the top of the factory head unit -there's usually a sticker on there that shows each socket on the back and what the pin outs are. If yours is 2003 - about 2006/7 it'll have two 8 way ISO connectors - one is for power and earth, the other's to the front speakers. There's a third mini-ISO connector (longer and narrower with more pins - that has the connections for the amp. You need to wire the pre-outs from your new head unit into there - there's a range of adapter looms available or you can make your own if you're handy of course.
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    oops sorry its the 2000 model. I have two iso cables, a red connector with only one wire in and a collection of small connectors all joined together. I will have a look at the onld one tonight and also post some pictures up.
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    That's an 8L not 8P so wrong section, although wiring is close to the same.
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    any chance one of the mods can move this to the 8l section. I must have clicked 8p by mistake.
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