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Chrysler 300 2013 Fresh Build *DIY BEGINNER VIDEOS ATTACHED*

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I have a 2013 Chrysler 300 Base Model i'm installing a new system into by myself. Right now everything is stock. Watch my videos to hear my story, my goals and see my progress. Any advice is much appreciated!

Many Goals. Ill edit this post with a spec list and whatever I can think of when I have time.

 

Introduction

https://youtu.be/xle8qN4l3Wk

PART 2

https://youtu.be/owV6edKeDzE

PART 3

https://youtu.be/eE4JhrF3eS8

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Nice.  I have a 2017 300S with two 15"s in a sealed box firing into the trunk.  In the process of switching to a ported box with two 12" subs.  I like that design for your box.  I really would like to hear how it sounds. 

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MORE UPDATES ON THE BOX. 

I basically tore it all apart and started from scratch , The port looked ugly and cheap spray painted. 

I plan on putting a green LED in the port for night time. I assume it will glow nicely on the glossy white

 

Box v2

 

https://ibb.co/efOGXR
https://ibb.co/c8UOCR
https://ibb.co/cW1EK6
https://ibb.co/iHnbXR

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Box is coming along looks good. What subs are goin in ?

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I just realized the intro video isnt working , reuploading now. Should be fine. I explained the setup in that. sorta a sticky situation im trying to make the best of :) Also In the intro I said aux converter... as if you cant smell the freshness haha.. I was talking about this PAC-C2ACHY https://www.caraudiogiants.com/product/pac-c2a-chy/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA7dHSBRDEARIsAJhAHwgY3LgOcpq41cf6iCmkBYyzaXNfynH9NivQ2LayRdQDAgJ0YKLtdZ8aAm-YEALw_wcB

Subwoofers are x2 12" 2000w RMS Untouchable Sounds (carbon fiber) Once I get enough power for them I have high hopes. https://untouchable-sounds.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/untouchable-sounds-king-series-12-d1

 

INTRO

 

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That’s a cool looking sub never heard of em. How’d you come across those? 

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I guess I should mention now and give someone a chance to reply before I start my next headache after the box is done.

the first installer tied directly into my wiring harness :( 

The second person left the first persons mess behind the deck and ran with it..

I will be trying to salvage this.. My question is if they have cut my wiring harness.. I can just undo there work. and fancy the harness back together correct? So I can start from scratch.

If yes to my question I will be ordering 

https://www.caraudiogiants.com/product/pac-c2a-chy/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA7dHSBRDEARIsAJhAHwgY3LgOcpq41cf6iCmkBYyzaXNfynH9NivQ2LayRdQDAgJ0YKLtdZ8aAm-YEALw_wcB

and

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_007CPER417/Crutchfield-4-Channel-RCA-Patch-Cables-17-foot.html

 

Technically with this new box I wont be able to even listen to it until I get these RCA ran because im moving amps from the seats to the trunk and the current install tied into the harness that wire is to short and im not adding to it! 

 

Am I on the RIGHT TRACK?!

 

 

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12 minutes ago, ManzKea said:

That’s a cool looking sub never heard of em. How’d you come across those? 

A local guy. its the second set he has sold.  The set I have are signed on the cone :P ill post pics when they are in box 

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24 minutes ago, znewberry said:

I guess I should mention now and give someone a chance to reply before I start my next headache after the box is done.

the first installer tied directly into my wiring harness :( 

The second person left the first persons mess behind the deck and ran with it..

I will be trying to salvage this.. My question is if they have cut my wiring harness.. I can just undo there work. and fancy the harness back together correct? So I can start from scratch.

If yes to my question I will be ordering 

https://www.caraudiogiants.com/product/pac-c2a-chy/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA7dHSBRDEARIsAJhAHwgY3LgOcpq41cf6iCmkBYyzaXNfynH9NivQ2LayRdQDAgJ0YKLtdZ8aAm-YEALw_wcB

and

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_007CPER417/Crutchfield-4-Channel-RCA-Patch-Cables-17-foot.html

 

Technically with this new box I wont be able to even listen to it until I get these RCA ran because im moving amps from the seats to the trunk and the current install tied into the harness that wire is to short and im not adding to it! 

 

Am I on the RIGHT TRACK?!

 

 

So they cut off the factory harness and tied into the wires directly ? And what do you mean fancy the harness back together? You have the factory female end?

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20 minutes ago, ManzKea said:

So they cut off the factory harness and tied into the wires directly ? And what do you mean fancy the harness back together? You have the factory female end?

TBH Im not exactly sure untill I tear the dash out in the next day or 2. I have no factory female ends, nothing in my possession from my car. Im going off what the second guy said. Ill no for sure whats up with pics when I get into it.. From what I understand yes they cut the harness and spliced into the deck that way. I imagine I can undo there splice and re-splice my factory wires together. 

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You cant go back to "factory" without all factory pieces. Is there an issue with your radio and the way they jimmy rigged it into factory harness? Sometimes even though its not right it may be best to leave it be. 

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Other than dimming badly on a soundstream 3500D with stock battery/alternator is only issue ive noticed. Now if this is a contributer I dont kno. I have read that tieing into the harness like that doesnt allow full power to flow. but in the same breath I read its all controlled by the computer of the car. Bottom line my primary goal no matter what is to get my car back to factory with a PAC installed and 4 RCA ran to the trunk.

 

Also when I think of leaving it be that just doesnt seem like a option. What if I have more than 1 amp ? what a mess.

 

I just got off the phone with a THIRD audio shop, they think they can sauder the factory harness together and install the PAC for around 100 bucks. *they have to see it of course, this is all from phone convo*

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Here is a video of all the wiring. Perhaps this will explain alot better than I can. This is the first time ive seen it personally aswell.

 

Correct me if im wrong but i think they tied into the car from the back speakers. The wiring up front is for bass knob and tweeters. Im going to trace it all down better when I have more time today.. ALSO wouldnt those tweeters be ran on a different frequency than 6x9s in the back? I read factory wires have dif frequencys

 

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Ok so your wanting to stay with factory radio and you are running line out converters to get signal to your amps? Which right now you have 1 mono and thats it? From the video that piece you were asking about looks like a line out converter. It also looks as if they tagged into your rear speakers for the signal and ran the wires forward. Hard to tell. I cant tell too much but it looks as if your factory harness is intact and that they just tagged in and added lineout. I may be wrong but from what i could see this is what i can share.

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6 hours ago, Infinite913 said:

Ok so your wanting to stay with factory radio and you are running line out converters to get signal to your amps? Which right now you have 1 mono and thats it? From the video that piece you were asking about looks like a line out converter. It also looks as if they tagged into your rear speakers for the signal and ran the wires forward. Hard to tell. I cant tell too much but it looks as if your factory harness is intact and that they just tagged in and added lineout. I may be wrong but from what i could see this is what i can share.

Yes I want to stay factory radio. 

Not sure about the converter unless that is what the american bass box is in the dash.

Yes I have x1 Mono  Soundstream 3500D. Once my wiring is in order ill be upgrading AMP(S), MIDS/HIGHS, SECOND BATTERY possible alternator if needed. along with whatever misc equipment I find I need along the way.

I think you right about how its wired, So what would I do to reverse this? completely start fresh and take it all out?

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A second battery will help with dimming. That’s a lot of power coming off a stock electrical. 

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Should really take a step back.  List everything you have and where you want to go.  Then we can help.  The dimming has NOTHING to do with the wiring you showed us.

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9 hours ago, ///M5 said:

Should really take a step back.  List everything you have and where you want to go.  Then we can help.  The dimming has NOTHING to do with the wiring you showed us.

Your right. and here is a curve ball.. Ive talked to PAC and Chyrsler the PAC-C2A to run my RCA and keep stock deck doesnt work in my base model chrysler 300 :( so what do I do!!?? Stay tagged into stock deck? Buy aftermarket deck and completely replace... OUCH thats going to cost !

Things I have

FACTORY DECK STAYS.

1) Two 12' 2000W RMS Untouchable Sound Subwoofers

2) Soundstream 3500D Amplifier

3) approx 4ft 0 Gauge Power / Negative including reducers to fit current amp. *reaches back seats folded down from battery in trunk*

4) Orion  200AMP connected to the 0 Gauge power.

5) PAC-2 Bass Knob with what seems to be connected with a heavy gauge rca.

6) Two 1-1.5" tweeters american bass "I think"

7) Ported Enclosure.

8) american bass crossover?? im not sure 

 

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