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Old 06-25-2019, 10:39 AM
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So when I replaced the speakers I pulled the negative off the battery. Watched a vid and it said to do this. Thankfully my research went a bit further as you have to set a code for the radio so you can reset it. No mention of that in the several vids I watched...then my key fobs stopped working...more research and yes that happens too. So my question is do you really need to disconnect the battery to do a simple speaker swap? Head unit I can see. Wonder how many people run into this and say...WTF.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:47 AM
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I have done speaker swaps in various cars without disconnecting the battery. Never had an issue.
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:06 PM
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So when I replaced the speakers I pulled the negative off the battery. Watched a vid and it said to do this. Thankfully my research went a bit further as you have to set a code for the radio so you can reset it. No mention of that in the several vids I watched...then my key fobs stopped working...more research and yes that happens too. So my question is do you really need to disconnect the battery to do a simple speaker swap? Head unit I can see. Wonder how many people run into this and say...WTF.
Silly to disconnect for speakers
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:25 PM
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Yup..I agree. Might be because in the vid he disconnected the window control . Which you don't have to do either.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:07 PM
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Silly to do for speakers.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:36 PM
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Disconnecting the battery for pretty much anything in the audio system is being ridiculously cautious and I would file it under completely unnecessary. If you are really concerned, just pull the fuse for the circuit you are working on.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:44 PM
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yup..then no resetting anything.
But I do have to pull the whole battery to run the amp wire...damn it! Alpine makes a small amp that hooks right up to the wiring harness for their head units..but it needs 15 amps..wonder how many factory radio fuses have 15 amps?
so now I have to run a damn wire.
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Stupid GM and their side post terminals. I don't know specifics about your car, but what about tapping into the bose circuit?
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Needs 15 amps ..Bose is 10.
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