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im trying to change my 02 gt to an aftermarket head unit. my question is can i maintain the use of the stock amplifiers. recently went to an audio shop and they said i couldnt. i pretty much said bs and left. now can anyone confirm or deny my situation before i make the purchases today?


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Yes, of course you can. Go into Best Buy or whatever, tell them you need the plug n' play wiring kit for your car and specify that it has a pre-amp system. What they should bring to you is a set with 2 harnesses - first one is the main harness and has several wires, second one is a square plug that only has like 2 or 4 wires (check the back of your stock head unit, you'll see what I'm talking about). Costs about $20. You'll also want the install kit bezel; regardless of if you go with a single or double-DIN size unit you will need it.



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thanks i got it all figured out now. btw how does the audio sound in your car with a new head unit?

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Mine sounds ok...my tweeters are shot so it could sound better. I will add, I have never had the stock head unit...I have an Alpine in mine, unsure of model but it is Alpine....

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thanks i got it all figured out now. btw how does the audio sound in your car with a new head unit?
Pinoneer AVH-1400DVD head unit, it sounds killer. I also swapped out the stock front speakers for Alpine 6.5" component (separate woofer and tweeter), and am running 2 Kicker 10's in a sealed box. Mach 460 amps are still in use.

Here's a pic of the head unit....
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