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Eclipse head unit and audio upgrading #78718 Jan 7, 11:23pm Jan 7, 11:23pm
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Eclipse head unit and audio upgrading
Just got an eclipse head unit (CD8443) and I'm gunna put it in tomorrow. Tweeter gave me a harness that the guy said might work
idunno, but I'm thinking I'm gunna have to bypass the factory amp manually. I wonder, since the amp is only, what...20W it's not going to make a big difference right? What do you all think? Also, any experience with eclipse head units anyone?
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Re: Eclipse head unit and audio upgrading [Re: FloydianSlip6] #78719 Jan 8, 1:47am Jan 8, 1:47am
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yea...bypass the stock amp by rewiring your speakers...if you dont you could fry your ver nice cd player...so be careful. i thought i saw a thread on how to bypass the amp. so check that out!

Re: Eclipse head unit and audio upgrading [Re: 10celica10] #78720 Jan 8, 4:05am Jan 8, 4:05am
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i've got eclipse myself. so nice!! thumbsup

Re: Eclipse head unit and audio upgrading [Re: 10celica10] #78721 Jan 8, 7:44am Jan 8, 7:44am
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Originally Posted by 10celica10

yea...bypass the stock amp by rewiring your speakers...if you dont you could fry your ver nice cd player...so be careful. i thought i saw a thread on how to bypass the amp. so check that out!


currently, the 2nd post to the bottom (by diablogts on 1-4-04 at 6:10pm central) will tell you how to bypass your factory amp. https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...#Post1869757001

Re: Eclipse head unit and audio upgrading [Re: FloydianSlip6] #78722 Jan 8, 8:33am Jan 8, 8:33am
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thanx, yeah I looked that up before, I was just weirded out that they gave me a harness so I didn't want to waste my time hardwiring in the freezing cold massachusetts winter if I didn't have to. Oh well! Sounds fun...T-minus 1 hour till install. How is the sound without the amp still as good/better I'd hope yes?

Re: Eclipse head unit and audio upgrading [Re: FloydianSlip6] #78723 Jan 8, 9:46am Jan 8, 9:46am
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You might be able to get the right harness for the amp bypass from crutchfeild, thats where I got one for my wifes mustang.

Re: Eclipse head unit and audio upgrading [Re: FloydianSlip6] #78724 Jan 8, 3:21pm Jan 8, 3:21pm
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DONT HARDWIRE!!!! it will ruin your warrenty...so im told?!?

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