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Unread 09-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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After market radio no sound

so i was searching this forum and found quite a few threads on this issue but nothing really solved my problem.

i have an 05 grand cherokee 4.7L and after installing my new pioneer head unit i get no sound. i do have the premium sound package so there is a stock amp. how the heck do i get sound to come out?

i really dont want to rewire my speakers as its just too much of a pain in the butt.

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Unread 09-18-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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You need the correct can bus adapter, check with PAC or Metra. I'm not sure of the actual part number, but they both make adapters for use with factory amps. Just don't expect too much as far as sound quality goes, and they aren't cheap either. IMO, you'd be better off just replacing the factory stuff. I just did mine last weekend, only cost me about $225 for the amp, speakers, and wiring kit and it sounds 100x better! Oh and it looks cool too.

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Unread 09-18-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Oh and I just tapped into my existing wiring for the speakers, no need to rewire.
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Unread 09-18-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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i dont really plan on running any subs i only want the aftermarket deck to run my ipod through the aux port. plus another 225$ is out of the question, im already in this thing 250$.
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Unread 09-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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The amp on the left is the one I was referring to, it is powering my door speakers. What harness/adapter are you using now? You'll be looking at at least $100 to buy the one you need, unless you can find a used one on eBay. If I were you, I would just invest that money into an aftermarket amp instead. You can always replace the speakers later. Just my $.02
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Unread 09-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #6
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screw it im just going to run all new wiring to the speakers from the HU i really dont want to spend another dime just so i dont have to use cds. i appreciate all your help and believe me if i had the money i would do it the right way but with the economy i cant spend any more money on this.
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