Installing a Sound system into my FTO.

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Installing a Sound system into my FTO.

Post by iPilot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:08 am

Hey guys so im quite inexperienced when it comes to anything car related.
I was just after some help with installing a sound system into my FTO which mainly comprises of a head unit, 2 6x9 speakers an amplifier and a sub.
Any advice that anyone can offer and a step by step guide would be great. Cheers.
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Post by Akys » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:31 am

check out http://www.ftodiy.co.uk/ and http://www.completefto.com.au/CompleteFTO.asp?hid=155

becareful with the stereo surround when you are getting it out as it tend to crack easily.

and for the rear 6x9s, you need a very short screw driver to get to it. I used a L-shaped screwdriver thingy to get mine

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Post by Daniel2019 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:35 pm

I can put in rear speakers no problems for you. Probably front ones too. Wouldnt trust myself with a head unit. Cant do an amp.

If you bring whatever speakers you want in + your car to mine then i'll do it for you for nothin.
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Post by iPilot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:29 pm

Daniel2019 wrote:I can put in rear speakers no problems for you. Probably front ones too. Wouldnt trust myself with a head unit. Cant do an amp.

If you bring whatever speakers you want in + your car to mine then i'll do it for you for nothin.


Sweet as man, by the time i get my p's though and be allowed to drive down to your place i'd probably have a mate that would have already put them in for me but will see what happens in time.
On wednesday when i get my car will be putting in the head unit so theres no problems there.
& eventually my mate would be able to connect the amp also - thanks for the offer dude!
I'll def keep u posted on how things are progressing.
Way more detailed photos will be up on Wednesday.
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Installing a Sound system into my FTO.

Post by Sahin » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:33 pm

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Post by iPilot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:35 pm

Sahin wrote:I can do everything


Well the whole point of it is so that I can LEARN how to do it loooool :mrgreen:
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Post by Sahin » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:41 pm

Amps are easy to install
1 power wire from the battery to the amp with an inline fuse attached as close to the battery as possible.
1 ground wire from the amp to a bolt in the boot, ideally one that is a good grounding point.
1 remote wire (can do this a few different ways) from your headunit to your amp. find your headunits remote wire and tap into it. It's usually a blue wire that's not connected to anything. or you could connect this to an aftermarket switch on the dash so you can turn on and off your amp.
1 set of male to male RCA leads, plug them into the back of your headunit (if it has plugs, and if not you have to tap into the existing speaker wires) and then into your amp
And then speaker wire from your amp to your speakers or subs or your nipples if you really want. And then drop the basssssssss

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Post by phi-tec » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:46 pm

go on youtube, mighty car mods explains this
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Post by Daniel2019 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:10 pm

Mmmm if I have a spare weekend I can make the trip to yours if you want. probably could do an amp and sub but wouldnt wanna do it on your car without doing it prior myself just incase I f**k something up. But yeah speakers I can do no problems.
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Post by iPilot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:49 pm

definately.
ill keep you posted on whats going on in regards to the sound system.
like I said, we should have the head unit installed on the day I get the car
and if we end up doing the speakers, sub or amp ill let you know :)
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Post by Sahin » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:50 pm

You cant f**k anything up, lol it'd be fused so all you'd do is blow a fuse if you do f**k up. or you could hook up the remote wire wrong and drain the battery.
Or you could take the terminals off the positive end of the battery and reset your ecu, then wonder why your car keeps stalling and shitting yourself thinking your cars fucked. when really all it is doing is learning to idle again (yes I did this) lol

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Post by iPilot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:55 pm

hahah oh damn you got me shitting bricks now, got me turned off a DIY job :P
knock on wood my car is fine and ive made the right decision with it
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Post by Taz » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:09 pm

phi-tec wrote:go on youtube, mighty car mods explains this


Agreed, they show you how to make a decent system for under a hundred dollars, custom sub box and all :cheeky:
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Post by Daniel2019 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:20 am

:lol:

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Post by iPilot » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:40 am

MCM ? :S
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Post by Technikhaus » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:52 am

Mighty Car Mods are awesome :lol: :lol:
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Post by Daniel2019 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:15 am

Might car mods ftw!
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Post by Xeno » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:24 am

spend like 300+ fixing up my setup and still sounds fucked up...


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