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I have a 2016 F350 dually with the Sony premium audio. That being said I need help, I have sync 2 with the Sony system. I bought a Kenwood KAC-5206 amp and two Kenwood 12s in a box from a friend who was upgrading. I also have a LC7i to integrate. I have no and I mean NO audio knowledge at all. All this ohms amps, wiring parallel or in series, one channel two channel three channel or four, just all this has driven me crazy trying to learn it. Ive watched everything, read everything and it just makes me more crazy. Can some of you fine guys/gals help me out. I want to keep my amp to run everything and the Kenwood amp to run the two Kenwood 12s. Can anyone in dummy terms and when I say dummy, I mean dummy. Pictures and/or video would be great. I dont know if the speakers are wired right for what I have, if everything is doable, nothing. Please please help....
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If you are just wanting to add Bass, you need to know the positive and negative of the rear speakers. You can look at a Metra wiring plug diagram to determine, or if the rear speakers have a (+ or- red dot etc.) then splice in a wire and take them to the Line converter. Run RCA's to the amp, and that should take care of the signal end of things.
Then you will have to find a power supply in the fuse block, or off the back of the head unit that switches on and off with the key, and run a wire back to turn on the LC7 and Amp. Finally run a 12V positive from a battery back to the Amp location.I would suggest 4 gauge minimum. Put a fuse block close to the battery, and don't put the fuse in until all of the wires are in the general area they are going to end up, and a ground from the amp down to a cleaned off spot on the frame(bare metal).
hope this helps I'm sure I forgot something, if I was heading down there in the next couple of days, I'd help you get it going. Unfortunately, I've got to go to McKinney and Dallas.
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If you are just wanting to add Bass, you need to know the positive and negative of the rear speakers. You can look at a Metra wiring plug diagram to determine, or if the rear speakers have a (+ or- red dot etc.) then splice in a wire and take them to the Line converter. Run RCA's to the amp, and that should take care of the signal end of things.
Then you will have to find a power supply in the fuse block, or off the back of the head unit that switches on and off with the key, and run a wire back to turn on the LC7 and Amp. Finally run a 12V positive from a battery back to the Amp location.I would suggest 4 gauge minimum. Put a fuse block close to the battery, and don't put the fuse in until all of the wires are in the general area they are going to end up, and a ground from the amp down to a cleaned off spot on the frame(bare metal).
hope this helps I'm sure I forgot something, if I was heading down there in the next couple of days, I'd help you get it going. Unfortunately, I've got to go to McKinney and Dallas.


So I have to run a wire and hook it to the back of the radio? And then one to the battery or two to the the battery


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So I have to run a wire and hook it to the back of the radio? And then one to the battery or two to the the battery


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Oh hell, that would have been sweet. Well thanks for the directions and the offer. I just hope I can follow. I was blowed up one too many times and my mind is scattered. Lol.


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Oh hell, that would have been sweet. Well thanks for the directions and the offer. I just hope I can follow. I was blowed up one too many times and my mind is scattered. Lol.


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The paper in the LC7i shows that I have to put the LC7i, the aftermarket amp, and the 12s after the factory amp. I guess. Lol


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you need to find a 12v source to turn stuff on. you don't necessarily have to go to the back of the radio, you can get switched power from the fuse block, and I would probably fuse that just to be safe. The remote turn on wire can be pretty small, I use 16 gauge wire.
Factory HU are are hard work around, but not impossible.
Heck, it might be better to pull the speaker leads(+ and-) off the back of the radio because I'm not sure, but Sony might have an amp on the speakers and could fry the LC7.
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Just did a quick yelp search, you might want to check out the install shop. Most brick and mortar stores are worth checking out if you aren't sure. If nothing else, they can point you in the right direction.
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