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Ok going to install the JL C2's this weekend. What do I do with the metra harness?

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Ok going to install the JL C2's this weekend. What do I do with the metra harness?

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After you remove the entire door panels and take out the stock 5x7 speakers there will be a small two wire harness connected to the stock speaker. Remove that harness and throw away the stock speaker. The metra harness will then plug in to the stock one just removed from the speaker. The other end of the harness has two connectors which will connect to the new C2. The larger plugs onto the + terminal and the smaller to the - terminal on the C2. After connecting install the c2 in the factory speaker location and then re-install the door panel. The most difficult part will be the removal of the door panel (Which honestly is just a matter of finding and removing all of the screws). You will need a torx bit, i think it's a t-30, but it's been a while. I'm sure the link explains all of that. If this is something you have never done before, follow the link provided earlier in this thread and take your time. Trying to force the door panel can be a costly mistake.


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After you remove the entire door panels and take out the stock 5x7 speakers there will be a small two wire harness connected to the stock speaker. Remove that harness and throw away the stock speaker. The metra harness will then plug in to the stock one just removed from the speaker. The other end of the harness has two connectors which will connect to the new C2. The larger plugs onto the + terminal and the smaller to the - terminal on the C2. After connecting install the c2 in the factory speaker location and then re-install the door panel. The most difficult part will be the removal of the door panel (Which honestly is just a matter of finding and removing all of the screws). You will need a torx bit, i think it's a t-30, but it's been a while. I'm sure the link explains all of that. If this is something you have never done before, follow the link provided earlier in this thread and take your time. Trying to force the door panel can be a costly mistake.
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I removed the door speakers (6x8) and installed Alpine SPR68s, which gave me much clearer highs, but still could not clear up the mid and bass MUD. I did not want to deal with the head unit if I could avoid it (ridiculous prices for the faceplate alone), so I added a Kicker CVX 12 sub, a Rockford Fosgate Prime 1200 amp, and an AudioControl LC2i line converter for those. Then I replaced the rear deck speakers with JL Audio C20570x speakers. I am THRILLED the results - clear highs and mids, and I can roll off the bass on the Shaker head unit to clarify lows and let the Kicker take care of them. I will probably just disconnect the door subs, as they are crappy, maybe replace them with 8" mid-range drivers. When I got the factory 6x8s out, I was dismayed at how cheap they look...just like they sound. The only question left is how much better the Alpine and JL Audio speakers might get with their own amp, which would require replacing the LC2i with the larger LC6.

The wiring harnesses on the Shaker 500 head are the most obnoxious PITAs I've ever seen.
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