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post #1 of 26 Old 01-02-2013, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Amp?

Can anyone tell me if you can put an amp on the head unit of the USA version 2013 Spark? I'd like to beef up the sound system a bit. And if so, how to access the dash?
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post #2 of 26 Old 01-02-2013, 12:24 PM
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Typically OEM don't have RCA outputs which would be needed for an AMP. I doubt the Spark has it, but will try to find out, unless you want to take a chance and check it yourself by pulling out the headunit.
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post #3 of 26 Old 01-03-2013, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Typically OEM don't have RCA outputs which would be needed for an AMP. I doubt the Spark has it, but will try to find out, unless you want to take a chance and check it yourself by pulling out the headunit.
That's just it, not sure how to pull it out without breaking something. I don't think it possible to change the head unit on this car since it controls so much of the car's settings...
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post #4 of 26 Old 01-03-2013, 01:55 PM
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Might just be too complicated. You could consult with a professional car audio shop to get advice but I don't think it would be wise because of the reasons you listed. The unit controls many things on the car that an aftermarket one wouldn't

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post #5 of 26 Old 01-03-2013, 04:10 PM
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Might not be the greatest idea but I have seen some people do it. They install a deck in a gap under all the center controls if the car has that gap, which the spark does.

You would have to run a power source, create a bracket, and run a wire to each speaker OR splice into the wiring harness.

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post #6 of 26 Old 01-03-2013, 05:25 PM
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Not a bad idea because it seems like that the only spot where you have to work with. Im sure they could fab up a bezel or cover to fill up that hole.
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post #7 of 26 Old 01-14-2013, 06:33 PM
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I plan on upgrading all the speakers adding tweeters. And adding two small pre-amped subs. I'll take pics and post after I get the car.
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post #8 of 26 Old 01-14-2013, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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I plan on upgrading all the speakers adding tweeters. And adding two small pre-amped subs. I'll take pics and post after I get the car.
I'd be interested in how you installed these.
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post #9 of 26 Old 01-17-2013, 12:45 PM
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Just install another deck, i dont think the oem player gives you much options to add amps.



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post #10 of 26 Old 01-21-2013, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Just install another deck, i dont think the oem player gives you much options to add amps.
You cannot remove the factory head unit because it controls so many of the car's settings.
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