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Pioneer Head Unit Guidance Needed 2009 GT

Hey guys,
I can't seem to find a thread addressing this specific circumstance but if there is already I apologize.
After thinking about it for months & doing a lot of research I decided to purchased the Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX from Amazon. I've installed aftermarket decks in all my previous cars but have never installed a HU like this before & have a few questions. My car currently has the Shaker 500 system. Ideally I would like to keep the factory 8" door subs if possible, but I have 2 12's and a 1200w amp I would like to run as well. Eventually I will replace the 5x7's in the doors and rear as well.

1) Is it even possible to run the factory door 8's as well as 2 12's in the trunk? If so, how? What would I do with the factory amps? I have the 12V to 5V step down thing but not sure where it gets connected.

2) On the AVIC-8000NEX in order to enable full functionality while driving, I know you have to permanently ground the parking brake. I think you just have to connect the parking brake wire to the ground wire, (both are on the back of the HU), is this correct?

Thanks in advance!


2009 Vista Blue GT/CS
Borla ATAK Alxe-Backs, Steeda CAI with BAMA Tune, FRPP 4.10 Gears, Michellin Super Sports, SR Performance 1.5" Lowering Springs, J&M Adjustable Steel Panhard Bar, 14" Shorty Antennae, WeatherTech Floormats, Pioneer 8000NEX Head Unit with Kicker L7's & R.F. Amp, Factory HIDs, Hurst Short Shifter, Raxiom Halo Fogs, Koni STR.T Shocks & Struts with GT500 Strut Mounts.

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