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Upgrading the headunit in your BE/BH (Macintosh amp'd system)

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ok so this was on of the first things i changed when i got my rev c that had the mac gear in it and in all honesty it was a matter of cutting the old amp out from under the seat and just hard wiring in the new head unit to the speakers with new cable, the way i saw it was my legacy is a 2001 so 10 years old and the wiring from factory is fine but as with anything could be a little better so i replaced all the speakers and run the oxygen free wire from speaker to unit so pretty much started it from scratch .. just throwing my 2 cents in there now the car runs full "after market" sound system and cranks hard!!!

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BUMP just \'cause this seems like it should be a stickied thread on the Legacy thread! ;)

Had to search hard for this one on here. Going to attempt to do this if I cannot find an adaptor.

Rats as after pulling the dash apart then finding this to be the problem .....

Also without plugging in the Mcintosh amp and only the DIN plug, the rear two speakers do work correctly where as the front speakers and rear factory sub just "HUMMM". ANND if I turn the volume up too loud, it all cuts out and the headunit displays \'AUX failure\' or \'CD failure.\' Any ideas why it cuts out?

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Did you manage to get this sorted mate? I have the exact same problem. I wasn't even aware the car had an Amp fitted and I wondered what the black cable was for.

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I tried to connect the Amp using RCA's but get nothing what do I connect the copper cable that is wound around the coloured amp wires to? Is it the vehicle negative?

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Many thanks for the write up Scoob, new head unit in, old McIntosh bypassed and working like a gem.

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images still broken :(

On 2016-2-4 at 10:55 PM, Scoobydoo said:

Had to fix the images again

images still broken :(

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On 6/20/2017 at 11:09 PM, Kiwi_Fozze said:

images still broken :(

images still broken :(

 

Fixed.. again :)

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5 hours ago, k1w1 said:

Images broken again?

 

Ummm nope they should be working. Unless you're using Safari browser on an Apple device... seen that from another person yesterday. Use Chrome and try again. The only images are in my first post, FYI

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Hi ive got an 02 legacy and I’m up to bypassing the factory amp but it seems to have a different style plug with different colored wires than the one in the photos can anyone help me figure out which ones to cut and connect

 

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18 hours ago, Gripless said:

Is the circuit board inside the amp labeled?

 

I’m not sure, I haven’t even touched the amp yet was hoping not too

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