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Thanks for selling me your bum amp, I used the connector to make my install a plug & play so I wouldn't have to cut the connectors off the factory wiring harness.

See post #1, hopefully the pics will show if some of you aren't RF members.
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Sounds really good, wish I did it years ago. Now I'm thinking about a small sub....it never ends does it.
 

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Jim any chance you could post the pics here.I Can't see them as I'm not a member there.
Here's the pics, the text is over on RF.
Doru, those are the crossovers for the speakers. The OEM amp has them built it.
 

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Jim it never ends its a good addiction tho.You could be a drunk or a crackhead._Enjoy your car.Nice wiring by the way
 

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True.
 

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Hello Jim.
I will install the amp by the end of spring. It took me longer because I am not sure how to secure the plugin I pulled from another old amp (the one with the 24 or so needle pins). The needle pins slide back and forth through that rubber or epoxy, and I need an idea how to keep then in place when I plug in the "socket" (in the car - OEM as well). The other thing is how to fabricate the amp "holder".
Other than that I'm golden.
 

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Doru, I used the metal bracket that the OEM amp was mounted on, just drilled and tapped new holes that matched the new amp.
For the 26 pin socket, I'll see if I can find you a better choice, something like the one I used.
 

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Very nicely done Jim. I too saved my dead OEM amp and gutted it while preserving the original connectors. I have a few ideas on how I want to use it as I too do not want to hack into the original harness.

I was thinking of tracing each pin and soldering up some decent gauge wires to the back of a quality set of female RCA's mounted to the amp cover for aftermarket amp input and then connecting 2 3-way (front) and 2 2-way crossovers (rear) with possible a nice set of banana connectors (for amp speaker output) back through the original harness by using the proper pins on the OE connectors. I figured there was also enough room left on the amp cover for a couple of power lugs, one for amp trigger and the other to power my Cleansweep. I still plan to run speaker level power to it so I can continue to run my sub amp as well as preserve the sub level dial mounted on my dash.
 

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hopefully the pics will show if some of you aren't RF members.
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I'd like to put this thread in the bestlinks - but - I'm not sure what to title it as I'm kind'a lost - but the pictures look great.

Is it a DIY on adding your own audio amplifier?

If so, does this describe the thread?
- How to wire an aftermarket audio amplifier to the BMW E39 (1)
 

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BTW, does the stock amp in the trunk have any fuses in it?
No. I have an old one gutted and sitting on my workbench for the last 2 years or so. If you want I can take some pics from what's left, so you can take a look. It's literally in pieces.

P.S. If you want to consolidate this thread, once I'm home, I should probably post the wiring of the OE amp. I have it somewhere in my home computer. If I don't forget.....
 

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Thanks.

I just wanted to ensure that the fuse thread had ALL possible fuses, and I didn't know whether the driver-side rear trunk panel where the amps were had any fuses.

If there are none, that's fine by me.
 
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