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Old 05-20-2016, 09:05 PM   #1
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So 4 years ago when I bought my truck I bought the PAC OEM-1 to install so I could use my amps, and I am finally getting around to installing everything. I already have the orca cables and speaker wire run from my dash to under the rear fold up seat in my super crew. My question is can I cut the speaker wires that go to the plug that runs out to my speakers and splice the speaker wires running from the amp to send the signal to the speakers or do I have to keep the OEM harness intact and run the speaker wires separate to each speaker. I know the sound won't be quite as good as running each individual but at this point anything is better than just the factory head unit I have listened to the past 4 years.

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So 4 years ago when I bought my truck I bought the PAC OEM-1 to install so I could use my amps, and I am finally getting around to installing everything. I already have the orca cables and speaker wire run from my dash to under the rear fold up seat in my super crew. My question is can I cut the speaker wires that go to the plug that runs out to my speakers and splice the speaker wires running from the amp to send the signal to the speakers or do I have to keep the OEM harness intact and run the speaker wires separate to each speaker. I know the sound won't be quite as good as running each individual but at this point anything is better than just the factory head unit I have listened to the past 4 years.

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No one ever likes to cut a factory harness when an adapter is available. If I were you I would get the adapter for your truck that you would use to install a new HU and plug it in to the factory harness.
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I wasn't going to cut my the factory harness l, I was going to cut and splice into the PAC OEM harness before it connects into the factory harness.
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Wait if you have the OEM harness you shouldn't need to be splicing anything on that end. OEM harness connects the back of your headunit to the PAC, run the RCA's on the opposite side of your PAC to your amp, and then run the speaker wires from the amp to the speakers... am I understanding this correctly? lol


Which OEM harness do you have, AOEM-FRD24?
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I wasn't going to cut my the factory harness l, I was going to cut and splice into the PAC OEM harness before it connects into the factory harness.
Your adapter is not made to do that. It is simply a 4 channel Hi level to low level converter. If you want to use it then you will need to run new speaker wires from your new amp to the door speakers.

http://www.pac-audio.com/PACProductD...ons_102302.pdf
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