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Old 12-05-2011, 10:15 AM
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Sound system overhaul

Guys I need advice before I end up breaking stuff by mistake. I have no problem doing the work, there are a few tricks on the ta do and don't list I could use help with.
2005 Excursion:
Door panel removal.
How or where did you run your power wire through the fire wall for your amps.
Factory 6 disc head unit removal from dash.

Any and all advice will be appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:48 PM
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ok door panel removal starts with the black triangle bottom front of the windows. then pop off the light covers on the bottom rear of the door panels. rest is cake couple screws to remove if i recall you have to unbolt the door handle to. then you can lift the panel off i ran my 2 guage thru a slit i cut in the main harness boot. find four allen keys to shove in the holes in the radio then it slides out. if it doesnt have the holes, you need to pop off the dash panel then the radios bolted in. either way, they make install kits for your new radio. some people tell you theres no install kits for the older ones that use the push in style but there are. i used one in my 01
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i ran mine under the truck and and drilled holes threw the floor.
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ok door panel removal starts with the black triangle bottom front of the windows. then pop off the light covers on the bottom rear of the door panels. rest is cake couple screws to remove if i recall you have to unbolt the door handle to. then you can lift the panel off i ran my 2 guage thru a slit i cut in the main harness boot. find four allen keys to shove in the holes in the radio then it slides out. if it doesnt have the holes, you need to pop off the dash panel then the radios bolted in. either way, they make install kits for your new radio. some people tell you theres no install kits for the older ones that use the push in style but there are. i used one in my 01
Thanks guys that should get me started, and yes I have the 4 hole style head unit.
Did either of you run a sub box or anything of that nature. If so what size did ya go with ta fill your truck with some bass. What speakers did you use in your doors, and what head units
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:04 AM
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i have kenwood for everything.2 12s in a sealed box plates in the doors that have a 6 and a tweet class d amps dvd head unit screens in the front headrests sirius backseat tv amps under drivers side middle seat electronics mounted in the center console
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:36 AM
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Speakers and power

Did you fill all 6 holes with a 6"mid + tweeters?
How much power are you running to them, and how much to your subs?
Does 2 12s fill the truck with plenty of bass, if you had to do it over would you have gone with a different set up for your subs?
Reason I ask is because I'm kinda on the fence as ta run 2 12s, 3 10s, or even 4 10s.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:51 AM
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i only did the 4 doors i didnt bother with the third row seats. im fairly happy with the 12s, but the sub amp is to small. it goes into thermal protection all the time when i crank on it. if i recall i have 75 watts per door. my eventual goal is to build a round enclosure into the place for the spare, since a 37 inch tire wont fit there. if i recall the sub amp is supposed to be 800 max its a kenwood digital. if i had it to do over again id probably do 8 10s o4 4 12s
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:28 PM
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Head unit ???

After you got your head unit out was it a real pain with what ever is connected to it to hook up yourself this is my major concern.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:46 PM
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i did it all in my driveway some at night. the biggest thing is makeing sure everything works bevore you push the head unit in. its a huuuuuuuuuuuuge pain in the *** to get the thing back out. i only used the power ground and ant from the stocker everything else is new
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:44 PM
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Door speakers

On your doors did you run new wire, if so was there any issues......
I'm just getting things ready for this project. And if possible, I plan on doing all the work. I refuse ta pay someone for something I could possibly do myself.
Ty very much for your help.
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