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    12 inch sub fried my alternator

    I hooked up my 2400w planet audio amp and my 12 inch kicker its 300 RMS and peaks at 600. I also swapped my head unit out for a boss audio head unit. Once I got everything hooked up I was rolling around bumping hard for probably 30 or 45 minutes and my battery light came on and then shortly...
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    Need help with OEM subwoofer install - 2014 XLT

    I've got a 2014 XLT and recently got an oem subwoofer from a friend. I was under the assumption that it would work semi plug n play with any xlt but I talked to a local dealer and they said that the 14 XLT needs a specific package to have the amp/hookup already installed? Trying to confirm...
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    Dual factory subwoofers

    Hi. I have a 2004 Explorer XLS. I've been wanting to add some subwoofers for a while now, but I have limited space in the truck due to tools and work stuff. While at the junkyard for a new fender, I saw the explorer factory subwoofer enclosure. I did some research and found out it was an 8 inch...
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    2013 Limited Subwoofer Wiring

    Hello all! This is my first time posting on the forum. I have a question regarding some wiring with my LOC and amplifier I will be installing soon. I am installing an aftermarket 12 inch subwoofer and amplifier. I have the 2013 Limited model with the Sony sound system, and the subwoofer and...
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    How to: 2020 Explorer ST Aftermarket Amp & Sub Install

    Hey everyone! I have a 2020 Explorer ST. Love it. I have the Tech package option which, among other things, adds two extra speakers to the B&O sound system. Overall, I find the B&O system to be quite good for an OEM system. However, as it always seems to be the case for me, the lows are...
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    Thanks for the add

    Thanks for the add. First, I am interested in adding a remote start, then adding a subwoofer. Then I need info to fix stupid water leak in third row.
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    Hello from Texas

    2014 Ford Explorer Limited in white pearl. Full custom audio system. Removing 8” stock sub. Replacing with 8” Kicker sub. Rockford Fosgate amps and Boston Acoustics crossovers. Pro 6.5’s in front. Pro 6.5.3 in the rear. 2 - 10” JL Audio subwoofers and aftermarket 8” Kicker subwoofer in...
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    Fuse for subwoofer

    Hello, i am new to this forum so i hope i am posting this in the right place. I installed a subwoofer, and amp in my 1997 ford explorer limited, and i have the wire that tells the amp to turn on (i know that's not the official name, but bear with me) wired to the antenna fuse, but that only...
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    My 2004 Explorer Project

    Hey Guys...I am a new member to the forum only picked this truck up 2-3 months ago So i just wanted to share my progress on it as i go...I am only a 17 year old kid so kind of a budget build here have done some work just need to get some pictures and ill post them some things that were...
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    1999 Ford Explorer Sport TO DYNAMAT OR NOT TO DYNAMAT

    Here I go again with my stupid posts. The title pretty much covers my question should I actually go through with Dynamat-ing or using another sound deadener on my X to both A. Keep my music in my vehicle and B. To keep road noise out (Also C I cut my muffler off like the 17 year old boi I am but...
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    Subwoofer Enclosure Question?

    So guys and girls, For some background, I have a 2004 Explorer XLT, and I want to keep the third row and what little trunk space I have open, so I am thinking of either buying or building a stealthbox. For buying: I've been looking around the forums for a bit, and have seen varying reports on...
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    How do I install a subwoofer?

    Hi, I recently just bought a sub and amp off of one of my coworkers and he couldn't find the wiring for it so I have to buy new ones (I bought it for $60 so its whatever). But my question is where would I get the wiring I needed? Subwoofer -...
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    Question about the Factory Subwoofer

    So I am casually pondering the idea of adding the original factory subwoofer to my 04 XLT. Most of what I've found online says I should buy a new aftermarket sub and an enclosure to fit it. I have seen various listings on eBay for anywhere from $50 to $100 for the factory subwoofer and...
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    2001 Explorer factory Subwoofer install

    I went to a junkyard today and purchased the factory subwoofer and amp for $10 but my explorer was not equipped with one originally so I was wondering is it possible to wire this to the factory CD/cassette combo radio? I also grabbed the wire harness that goes from the amp all the way up where...
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    Subwoofer setup suggestions

    I've got a 1997 ford explorer and I want to setup a subwoofer and amp, 10" or 12" unless I comeacross a good deal for a 15 on craigslist. I need help picking out the sub and amp and I also need some instruction on the installation. Also if anyone has ideas as to how I could setup the sub and box...
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    Subwoofer setup suggestions?

    I've got a 1997 ford explorer and I want to setup a subwoofer and amp, 10" or 12" unless I come across a good deal for a 15 on craigslist. I need help picking out the sub and amp and I also need some instruction on the installation. Also if anyone has ideas as to how I could setup the sub and...
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    2001 Explorer Subwoofer

    Hello, I'm going to be purchasing a 2001 Explorer XLT from a friend of mine and it does not have the factory subwoofer. I would like to add one to this vehicle and I was wondering are all explorers wired up for the factory sub? I would be going to a local junkyard to get one, so I wasn't sure...
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    A nice sub

    My wife had wanted to buy a truck for a few years, so I recently decided to buy her one. After considering our needs, the Sport Trac seemed like the perfect fit. Since they don't make them anymore, we looked for a low mile model in good shape, and were fortunate enough to find a 2007 V8/4WD...
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    Custom Sub Woofer Box

    I own a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT and I have been wanting to install 2 12" subs, but I want my box to go under my seats anyone have any ideas of how I can get a box in there without cutting out those metal poles holding my seats up. I don't mind having two separate boxes as long as I get...
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    Is it possible to swap a 91 audiophile JBL system into a 1997?

    I have a 97 explorer with the base unit sound system in it. meaning no subwoofer in the back. I have a box from a 91 explorer with the 6.5" subwoofer, and JBL amplifier. Part Number F17F- 18C804-CA. Is it possible that I can put this into my 1997 explorer? Im looking for the more powerful...
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    Subwoofer issue

    Hello All I am glad I found this site. I am having an issue with my subwoofer in my 2010 Explorer Sport Trac there is a hum when the truck is in park with the engine on. The hum gets much loaded when dropped into gear and at times during driving the hum is so bad that it puts the subwoofer...
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    replacing amp and sub, need advice and some ?'s answered

    finally got a new head unit for my 96 EB with the JBL system in it, i have given up trying to get my sub hooked up, for some reason no matter what i do i can not get the remote amp thing to turn on, and i have followed every post about it on here....with that said, im going to get a new amp, i...
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    aftermarket radio with jbl subwoofer??

    ok im wanting to replace my original stereo with an after marker unit due to i want a aux port for my i've tried looking for info on this but have come up with nothing, i want to be able to keep using my subwoofer on my JBL system, but not sure which connectors will let me do it...
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    96 EB subwoofer not working

    so i have a 96 eb, and as far as i can tell there's nothing wrong, no broken wires no blown fuses, nothing, one day i noticed there is nothing coming out of that subwoofer at all, so other then checking the obvious, fuses wires and whatnot, is there a way to test that power is getting to the amp...
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    99 Eddie Bauer mach system subwoofer out

    My subwoofer went out a couple of days ago while driving. It is an aftermarket sub and is 2 months old and not blown. I know it's not blown cuz it comes on intermittently when I switch to cd. But now that has stopped completely also. So, now I have no sub. Any thoughts?
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    98-2001 Stock Subwoofer Amplifier Internals

    Just in case anyone ever wanted to see what the stock amp looks like inside.. This is the 98-2001 Box with the amp on it: Here is the inside of the amp:
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    Line out converter problems with stock HU

    Hey all, I'm a broke high schooler with my mom's old Explorer, and this car hasn't done me wrong (I actually love it), except for blowing sub and frying the amp. I've been trying to wire these godforsaken aftermarket amp and sub up to the factory head unit in my '01 Eddie Bauer for...
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    how to instal sub

    I have a 04 eddie bauer explorer and it has an enclosed subwoofer. was looking for directions on how to access the sub housing. detailed walk through would help. thank you!
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    Got nowhere in audio specific, maybe here somebody will have an answer

    I have a JBL headunit in my 97 EB, at least it says JBL on the tape deck. But there is no sub in the vehicle. I have the storage pocket. Has anyone heard of a JBL system without the sub? I don't know why anyone would go through the trouble to pull the sub enclosure out and put the pocket in...
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    2013 xlt 202A 9 speaker premium audio amplifier?

    OK guys, Has anyone with the 9 speaker premium audio done any upgrades yet...I searched the forum and can only find limited models with Sony system.... I had the understanding that there was also an OEM amp behind the passenger rear panel. Well I removed mine and found no amplifier...
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    Ford Explorer Sound Dampening

    A little video I made of me trying out this product called Peel and Seal. People have used it as a sound dampening alternative. I believe it helped a lot, and wasn't that expensive. Only took about an hour because I only did the back hatch. Here is the video...
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    Custom subwoofers connected to stock HeadUnit help?

    Alright I'm going to try and keep this simple. I'm starting to feel the urge to cry. I've spent 9 hours on it today, with 3 friends helping, who know a lot as well. I'm in the USA and it hasn't been above 8 degrees once today and its been snowing. I'm a extremely frustrated. And cold. Please...
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    2007 Factory Stereo

    I have a 2007 Explorer XLT Ironman package with all original audio components installed. My subwoofer cuts out randomly, and if I leave things alone it usually comes back on randomly. However, if I wish to get it working sooner I can usually shut the radio off for 5-10 seconds, turn it back...
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    1999 Explorer Sport New audio system help

    I have a 1999 Explorer sport which I am planning on updating the audio system in, so far I have decided to go with as follows.. -Head Unit - Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD -Speakers - (x4) Sony XS-GTX6932 GTX Series 6"x9" 3-way speakers -Subwoofer - (x1) JL audio 10W3v3-2 10" 2 Ω ---Will be going...
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    Quick question about stock subwoofer replacement

    Well, I have a 95 explorer eddie bauer with the JBL system in it. The sound was always great, but then a couple days ago the sub died. The bass is distorted by crackling with an occasional loud static sound that lasts a couple seconds. This started right after I had listened to the stereo rather...
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    Where to put a Subwoofer?

    I drive a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT. I've invested in both new speakers and a new head unit. I've delayed the purchase of a sub woofer because I feel as if there is no where to put the darn thing where it wont be a huge inconvenience. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Replaced stereo - Connect Factory Sub and Aux Input

    I have replaced my factory stereo and would like to know how I can hook up my factory amp/sub and the aux input. My stereo has an aux input on the back so I would like to hook it into the factory aux input connections. I have looked everywhere and cannot find the wiring diagram for the aux...
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    Mono amp, 1 - 2 ohm dvc, 2 - 4 ohm dvc sub...?

    Hey everyone, I'm exploring the possibilities for my sound system and I thought I'd pose a question I've been pondering... I've had a JL Audio 8w3 dual (2-ohm) voice coil powered by about 150 rms watts for years now. It has suited me pretty well (although my favorite sub was a 10" alpine...
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    adding a oem sub to a mach oem stereo

    I did find out I have a premium dual audio radio with rear controls and 6 disc cd changer but no sub. I want to add a oem sub and speaker to it. Yet I just found out I have no sub wiring harness. I bought the amp, box, and harness from a junk yard. I wired it all in but no sound (it work...
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    Scope's Audio Build Thread

    Alright, I just pulled another all nighter doing homework and am ending it at 5:45 am with this thread! In between relentless homework assignments and exam prep, I have been cruising around looking for components to my audio system. I thought that I should start a build thread for it because I...