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I just bought my second Titan. Its an 04 SE w/ the 4x4 tow package and Rockford Fosgate Sound System. I was wondering where I could get a user manual type deal for it explaining all the specs of the system and how it is set up. Does the amp under the seat run to all the speakers as well as the sub, or do the speakers not run off an amp? I love the truck as much as my other, but I am a bit disappointed with the aux input. Maybe its just mine, but it sounds like complete crap. The vocals come through like background noise and there is no thump. My other trucks aux input (from an aftermarket HU) sounds just as good as having a cd in. Any thoughts on this or similar cases that any of you have found fixes for? This is quite a nice truck and am really pleased with it.
 

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PrinceKheldar27 said:
Does the amp under the seat run to all the speakers as well as the sub, or do the speakers not run off an amp? I love the truck as much as my other, but I am a bit disappointed with the aux input.

The RF amp is actually on the firewall near the gas pedal and powers all speakers. 04s had quiet aux inputs, you need a line driver like a belkin and it will sound better.
 

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Hey sweet... Thanks for the info, did you have the same problem? Where is a good place to get a line driver? Are they easy to install? Also, do you know if that amp can be replaced easily? Since it already has all the speakers hooked up to it, could I just replace it with a more powerful one later if I want to put better speakers all 'round?
 

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Yeah I have an 04 le with rf package and its total crap. What a joke. Scrap it and builr it your own.Just be glad you bought your truck used and somebody else paid for RF mark up joke.
 

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Yeah I have an 04 le with rf package and its total crap. What a joke. Scrap it and builr it your own.Just be glad you bought your truck used and somebody else paid for RF mark up joke.
:crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: Now you tell us..... :lol:
 

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Yeah, I think I'm going to scrap it eventually. Right now the funds arn't high enough to put together what I want. I do have an amp and sub I'd like to put in for now. Is there any way to use the audio inputs of the existing sub to connect to my aftermarket one I want to put behind the drivers seat? Or do I need to tap into the wires in the back like I saw on another thread? I'd rather not do that if the existing subs inputs will work.
 

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Yeah, I think I'm going to scrap it eventually. Right now the funds arn't high enough to put together what I want. I do have an amp and sub I'd like to put in for now. Is there any way to use the audio inputs of the existing sub to connect to my aftermarket one I want to put behind the drivers seat? Or do I need to tap into the wires in the back like I saw on another thread? I'd rather not do that if the existing subs inputs will work.
with this you can grab signal at the sub

http://www.shop.tech12volts.com/product.sc?categoryId=31&productId=89
 

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the 04's are known to have crappy aux input volume. I think most people end up putting a pie amp (i think thats what its called) to amplify the signal.
 

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I guess I'll try and get a pre amp to boost the signal and see if that works. As for the amp issue, I think im going to try and take the output from the head unit that goes to the pre installed amp and re-route them to new amp I want to install. My only concerns are...

1.) Where do I find a wire diagram for the HU to find the correct color of the two wires

2.) Will having both of those amps installed be too much and cause my lights to dim when the bass hits. My new amp is only a small mono channel alpine 400watt so I don't think it will.

If anyone has any input for these concerns, please do share. I am a novice at car stereos, but i don't really see a problem with re-routing the amp inputs to the new amp.
 

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The outputs from the head unit to the factory amp are not rcas, and they are differential balanced outputs. The voltage on these outputs is very low, less than 1v. You can find the wiring diagrams posted as stickies at CT. If you are just adding your amp and new sub, just tap the wires at the factory sub box.
 

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So by tapping the wires at the RF sub box, do you mean to hook those wires up to my aftermarket amp then hook the sub up as normal(and would I use a LOC to make the rcas), or do you mean tap the wires from the RF sub box and hook them directly to my subs?
 

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So I decided what I'm going to do. I've gathered all of the tools and equipment i'll need. My only problem is, Where is a good place in the firewall to run this wire? I'm hoping there is an existing hole somewhere. I've seen some people talk about them on other threads, but I have yet to find them. I have an 04 with the Tow Package, 4x4 offroad, and the RF Upgrade. I'm guessing I don't have any spare holes through the firewall. If I do have to drill, where is the best place for that. I've never drilled in a truck before.
 

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So I have the sub removed finally from under the front seat. Does anyone know what colors mean what? I have 4 wires going to the sub. Brown, Brown/White, Black, and White. Thanks :)
 
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