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  1. Speaker Impedance Values?

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    With an amplifier, it is the same. All an amplifier does is take the signal from the radio, boost the signal, and deliver it to the speakers. Speakers only take a input and does not output anything, therefore it cannot affect the amplifier. For example, if you bought this amp, you can see the...
  2. Radio swap

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    You would have to go full aftermarket. An aftermarket radio will include the gps antenna. You will need to buy the harnesses, and interface if you want to keep your steering wheel controls.
  3. Speaker Impedance Values?

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    It doesn't matter what the stock values are. You can put any speaker in that you want. Having a lower impedance on the speaker will allow the speaker to receive more power. Running speakers at 1 ohm is not recommended because they reach their deathbed faster. It is impossible to fry your head...
  4. 2013 SXL w/ UVO ?

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    Aftermarket Radio.
  5. [LX] : Replacing stock speakers with 2 or 3 way speakers?

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    It honestly doesn't really make a huge difference going two way or three way. The biggest difference you see, as the above poster mentioned, replacing your dash speakers as well.
  6. [SX-T] : 2014 Infinity w/ NAV Head unit swap - Issues with reverse camera

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    From my resources (may be a different trim), your connections could either be in the 24pin plug or the 18 pin plug. To verify, in your 24pin plug, do you and a white wire in pin 6 and a yellow wire in pin 18? Or do you have a white and a yellow wire in your 18 pin plug in pin 2 and 3?
  7. Voice recognition

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    What Wrecktify says is accurate. No way around it.
  8. [ALL] : Apple CarPlay on older Optima

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    Not really about the head unit, but the parts that you buy that will help you retain some, if not all functionality. Although, stick to the name brands - Pioneer, Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, Sony... to name some.
  9. Need some advice on mounting amps in my ‘13

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    Back of rear seats are fine. I have my Pioneer GM-D9605 mounted under the driver seat. Here's what it looks like:
  10. [LX] : wiring help for steering wheel controls 2017 LX

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    The instructions on the Maestro website are not vague. It tells you exactly what to do. From the maestro, hook up the red wire to accessory, and hook up the black wire to ground. Next, you want to tap into the wires of the white 24 pin plug of the radio. Connect purple/red to pin 4 brown wire...
  11. 2013 Optima LX - where to tap parking lights

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    Negative parking lights can be found at the headlight switch. It's pink in a white 13 pin plug, pin 1. To reach it, you must pop off the steering wheel shroud. In order to use this, you will need a relay to turn it into a positive signal. If you want positive parking lights, it can be found in...
  12. 2013 kia optima lx radio dead?

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    That's a good headunit. For speakers, I'd definitely recommend a component set for the front speakers. This will give you your mid-range door speakers and the tweeters. For these front speakers, I would recommend brands Alpine, JL, Focal to name a few. You can find these from anywhere from...
  13. 2013 kia optima lx radio dead?

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    Depends on what features you are looking for in the radio. I noticed that you're in Canada so prices may vary, but I will give you prices in USD and prices at MSRP. For parts, you will need roughly $50, which will include the DDIN kit (larger radios), harness, and antenna adapter. If you also...
  14. Audio System Replacement Questions

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    1. Do not worry about these size of the tweeters in the dash. Size does not matter for these speakers. What you want are a component set of speakers, which will come with door speakers and tweeters. 2. Your tweeters are in-line with the front speakers. You cannot independently control those...
  15. 2013 kia optima lx radio dead?

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    I wouldn't bother fixing the current unit. It is not uncommon for radios to go out depending on the climate in your area. I would either go aftermarket, or find a replacement.
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