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  1. #1
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    Fairfax, Virginia
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    REC Upgrade and Speaker wires 05 RT Guidance Requested


    I have a healthy 2005 Magnum RT in Billet Metallic with the rec 6 speaker audio/nav that I purchased new and continue to enjoy. Overall I'm satisfied with the quaility of the audio having over time upgraded the Kicker amp, dash speakers and the rear 6x9's.

    I want move to a newer touchscreen receiver with a round physical volume knob, CD, and wired Apple Car Play. I'm looking at the Jensen VX4024 which is reasonably priced. However, when installed I will lose the fader capability if I stay with the factory kicker amp.

    I'm working on a tight budget, don't need Navigation, and don't want to spend more than $300.00 for the receiver. My quandary is between using the existing downstream Kicker Amp / speaker combo which I'm satisfied with, or replacing the amp and perhaps having to add component speakers.

    My wiring question is:
    Since the kicker amp is located under the front dash, can I access the existing 6 speaker wiring harness at the kicker amp location? It might simplify the installation of an aftermarket amp if I decide to eliminate the factory kicker amp.

    Thanks to anyone that shares there ideas, recommendations and advice!

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    Riverside, California
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    The kicker amp is located to the left of the steering column, under the dash. It is strapped on to the tcm (they are sandwiched together).

    Check Pac-Audio. They have adapters to add an amp and maintain things like steering wheel controls.

    For example: RadioPRO4 Interface for select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/RAM Vehicles - PAC



    You might also consider one of the newer Android head units. There is a really nice 9" model that a few members have installed, that is plug and play, fornthe Gen1 cars.

    Crutchfield may also have a Metra bypass adapter, for the amp. This would help keep it plug and play.

    Hope this helps.

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