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Old 05-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Radio wire color an amp location

Anyone know exactly what color wire the amp is on a 95 firebird with the extended range premium 10 speaker sound system.? I believe the rpo code is w54 I'm tryin to install a new head unit with a jvc and I bought the PAC interface and I can only get the head unit to turn on and play but only out of a front and rear midrange. It's also really quiet. Has anyone done a head unit on this before? People keep tellin me the pink wire is for the amp but I thought its for the antenna?
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Im pretty sure its the pink wire Ill go look at mine and verify that for you though.

Yes its the pink wire.
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The Monsoon amp is below the speaker in the passenger side sail panel.
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The Monsoon amp is below the speaker in the passenger side sail panel.
Mine is on the passenger side behind the sail panel in the hatch area. Like right above the wheel well almost.
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So it is the pink wire..... Is the pink wire like multifunctional or something cause I can't directly plug and play with tho interface for some reason. Anyone use one of these on theirs?
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Anyone ever use the PAC interface on their car and run into any trouble?? Also what's the difference between the moonson system and the pre monsoon 10 speaker system?
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So it is the pink wire..... Is the pink wire like multifunctional or something cause I can't directly plug and play with tho interface for some reason. Anyone use one of these on theirs?
I used the adapter but it didnt have a provision for the pink wire so I cut mine loose from the factory connector put a weather pack connector on it to make it easy to pull the radio if need be.
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Pink wire is definitely not for an amp. I think everyone's thinking this is a monsoon. It's a pre monsoon. It can't possibly be the amp wire cause of the fact that I threw my stock head unit on with the pink wire snipped and it still works perfectly.

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I used the adapter but it didnt have a provision for the pink wire so I cut mine loose from the factory connector put a weather pack connector on it to make it easy to pull the radio if need be.
What did you do with the low output wires from the adapter. Mine are unplugged. I was told u use the high ones only.
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ID:	17421. Found it on ls1tech. Could this mean I can't swap the headunit out? Or that I may have to rip the interior apart and rewire?
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Attachment 17421. Found it on ls1tech. Could this mean I can't swap the headunit out? Or that I may have to rip the interior apart and rewire?
No you shouldn't have to do a total rewire, although its not that hard to do if you go that route.
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Pink wire is definitely not for an amp. I think everyone's thinking this is a monsoon. It's a pre monsoon. It can't possibly be the amp wire cause of the fact that I threw my stock head unit on with the pink wire snipped and it still works perfectly.
Not really sure what you mean by pre-monsoon. Both my 94 and 95 T/As have 10 speaker monsoon systems, honestly I haven't seen one of these cars with 10 factory speakers that were non-monsoon. 98% of the monsoon amps that I have seen have been behind the passenger sail panel just in front of the seat bottom.
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What did you do with the low output wires from the adapter. Mine are unplugged. I was told u use the high ones only.
Honestly I don't remember off hand, I did my stereo mods 4 years ago. I have tomorrow off so I can grab some pictures of what I did and post them if you would like. From what I remember it was pretty much plug and play though aside from getting the monsoon system to work and the addition of subs (which are no longer in the car).
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That would be perfect. Thank you
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The stock head unit is just so unconventional for me because I mostly listen to CDs and my iPod plus the stock subs aren't amazing, could it be that my aftermarket unit can't support enough speakers?
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No you shouldn't have to do a total rewire, although its not that hard to do if you go that route.

Not really sure what you mean by pre-monsoon. Both my 94 and 95 T/As have 10 speaker monsoon systems, honestly I haven't seen one of these cars with 10 factory speakers that were non-monsoon. 98% of the monsoon amps that I have seen have been behind the passenger sail panel just in front of the seat bottom.

Honestly I don't remember off hand, I did my stereo mods 4 years ago. I have tomorrow off so I can grab some pictures of what I did and post them if you would like. From what I remember it was pretty much plug and play though aside from getting the monsoon system to work and the addition of subs (which are no longer in the car).
U ever get a picture of what u did?
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