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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 08:53 AM
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 11:32 AM
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Where did you guys connect your power wire in the trunk area? What did you connect your speaker input?
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I added an amp and sub just look for my post in the 2017 electronic section.
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Finished pics. Tiny amp that really kicks.
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Link to jaxterra's full post with more photos:
https://www.kianiroforum.com/forum/2...html#post64435

Thanks for posting. That's a lot of sub for 100 sq/ft of total interior space! What amp did you use?

I own a PHEV and am trying to make sense of some of the photos to see what is applicable to my vehicle. Having not pulled anything up back there yet, I don't recognize where some of those photos are taken from.

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The additional PHEV battery takes up the spare wheel well found in the hybrid. Thats where those stereo components were pictured installed. You won't be able to duplicate his pictures in your model.

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It’ll fit anywhere so small but it’s the kenwood kac m3001. Mine is where the spare tire should be.
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Jaxterra,

I guess you have the Harmon Kardon system.
I have the EX without touring so I don't think I have a subwoofer from the factory and I assume the wiring is not there.

Since there are no low level outputs I am at a loss for how to connect a subwoofer. I have a powered amp and a 12" hsu research subwoofer that I could make a box for. I guess I need to look into some way to tap into the speaker wires with filters for low base frequencies.
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If I didn't have the sub in back I would most likely pull the front passenger door panel off its usually fairly simple like a screw at the armrest and one at the door pull behind covers then it'll pop off. Then I'd look at the color wires that are going into the door speaker, pull the passenger kick panel off and look for those wires and tap into them.

I say passenger side because the drivers side has tons of wires behind the kick panel. I added remote start and its many wires there.

If you get the Lc2i convertor it turns any signals into low frequencies and also it has a remote turn on feature that turns your amp on and off which is nice. I've had several of these and they work great.

Kia could run the wires to the back for the sub on all models and just leave it hanging put I'm not sure about that.

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@hackenfort , where did you decide to tap into for the audio signal to the subwoofer amp? Did you use a line out converter or the hi level of the Bazooka amp? Did you need a remote wire and if so where did you tap that? I'm getting ready to do my own install. Thanks in advance.
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