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Hi Gents,

Been some time since I posted anything. I have decided the Stock rattle-can subwoofer has finally annoyed me enough to change it. I contacted this legend "Toid" on this forum who has helped me find suitable subwoofers that can turn the boot into a sealed sub..... Kinda experimental see the forum post here. Guy knows his stuff.


So with the parts ordered I went with the Vibe amp and the GZ sub. Can someone tell me where I can get a signal connection to tell the new amp when to power on and off?

I have the attached Stock amp info from ETKA

Also, what is the name of the connector the stock sub uses? I was planning on making a plug to connect to the existing sub input and using that to go into the new amp? unless there's a better way?
 

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Here you go- see attached photo of where I've connected my Sub amp in the rear right pull-down cubby (Coupe) this automatically switches the amp off when the ignition is turned off- so no chance of battery drain & no issues.

I also realised that I still have this (great sounding boxed) JL Sub - see 3 other pics, its in excellent condition- I bought it brand new & only used for a few months- it fits perfectly just behind the lift up boot section and underneath the rear deck on the Coupe, so you just disconnect the stock deck Sub and run this one (rear facing) instead so they don't clash and you get no rattles from the derck- also its super easy to take out when space is needed, so if you put an in-line switch on the feed to the stock sub that you can leave in situ you can then switch it back on whenever this one is taken out.
(Sorry to hijack your post as I know you've already bought a replacement one for your deck, but this is an alternative option- if anyone else is interested, please send me a PM):

JL Audio 10WX-4 10 Inch 25cm 200 Watts RMS 4 ohm Car Sub Subwoofer
 

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No worries mate, Thanks for the reply so that blue cable is your signal off some sort of relay? I think that relays for the fuel pump?
Explain like I'm five, please :cry:
 

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OK, cheers:
Yes, that it- the blue wire is from (what I think is) the fuel pump relay- which is activated by the ignition- so it switches on/ off as soon as you turn the car off / on which is what I wanted to avoid any possibility of the amp getting power when the car is turned off, so I just ran the wire neatly out of the way under the boot floor lip to the other side cubby, where my Sub amp is mounted on top of the B&O stack, and used this as the + power feed to the amp.
 

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OK, cheers:
Yes, that it- the blue wire is from (what I think is) the fuel pump relay- which is activated by the ignition- so it switches on/ off as soon as you turn the car off / on which is what I wanted to avoid any possibility of the amp getting power when the car is turned off, so I just ran the wire neatly out of the way under the boot floor lip to the other side cubby, where my Sub amp is mounted on top of the B&O stack, and used this as the + power feed to the amp.
Did you connect it to a pin on the relay or the relay holder?
 

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Yes, I just put the wire into the relay slot (under the 6 at 9 o clock) which the pin pushed in securely.
 

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Right so I just finished this today mate,

Ran a decent wire from front to rear took my carpet out etc and now I have a 12v boot socket lol.
And I linked the sub to it.

Next thing is to put a rubber ring to separate sub from metal and finish dynamatting and I will post the end result of the sub....
This took ages!
 

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Close to finishing this now!


I have now moved the subwoofer to mount underneath the shelf. The membrane was rattling on the grill.
I also spaced it with some foam baffle. And this solved the rattle (The sub was touching the metal) since its pretty much 90. I noticed the sub needs some pro tuning done so I will go see the audio guys to tune it for me,

I also used some Dodomatt to seal the shelf. Managed to use 1 clean sheet so it looks tidy :) unfortunately, the top is abit of a mess, Hard to install this stuff without it sticking to the window.

I will use the rest of the dodomatt to do my doors, seeing as I have lots left.
 

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A quick update, No rattles at all and decent bass, Use headphones when listening to get a idea because my phone plays it with no bass lol
 
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