Here are some pictures of the stock connector. This is the part that I tried and tried to find a matching connector for, but never could. I took a good view of both the connector on the OEM speaker and also on the car side if anyone wants to keep trying to find the match.
I looked for a connector when I upgraded my speakers July '14 and as of that date they have not made one. Crimping the wires was easy and I haven't had any issues.Thanks for the write up!! Question, for the dash stock connector, is there a matching connector for that now?
The rear door speaker wires run under the door sills and then go up to the rear doors, so technically yes you could tap them there. That actually was my original plan but when I looked at how they run the speaker wires, they are contained in a hard plastic conduit which I didn't want to cut into, and I didn't want to have to take apart the pillars to try and find the speaker wires, so I ended up tapping them at the head unit.Can I tap into the rear door speakers by connecting to the wires on the center post where the seat belts are?
Is your power pack able to fit behind the head unit? How difficult was the wiring install?Just finished changing all the speakers on the base 6 speaker system. I just wanted to let you all know that if you want to hear the rear speakers, install an alpine power pack behind the stock HU. I installed one and played with the gains. My stereo now sounds full instead of just sound from the front. Sounds pretty good.
Now I just need to find time to install the sub on the trunk. I ran all the wires already and Im using a LOC to connect to the powered sub.
Nice work man! So you just needed to cut the RCA, tap the color corresponding wires, and plug in the harness? I saw some youtube videos on this awhile back, but didn't know if the CT's HU was similar. Please let us know which Metra adapters you picked up when you get a chance.Plenty of space behind the stock HU. Ive never installed an amp, so it was a little confusing for me. I used the metra adaptors. I dont have the model right now but you need 2 of them.
The RCA plug on the power pack has to be cut to connect to the harness that plugs to the HU. Those wires are very short so that was a pain. But hey, if I did it, Im sure anybody can do it. Its worth it. It gives my kickers more clarity and volume.
By the way, I installed the sub today. Rockford P300-12. Sounds awesome. I also installed the MGP Caliper Covers custom mad with Lexus written on it. Looks really good. Ill post picks of the sub and covers later.
Thanks mate...Yes you do need adapters. I can verify these work, I actually helped him with some of the sizing.
You can make your own, I've cut my own out of a frisbee before for another car, but since these are already made it's the easiest way to go.