Alright, rjdavis, I don't have the same radio, nor have I even seen it up close. But I can't imagine it's set up much differently. I can only describe the gt line set up.
Meubin10, here ya go...
So I installed my line out converter behind the radio. My thought process was that would be the easiest way to access both left and right speakers, as well as a good ground and access to an ignition wire. Honestly, in retrospect, if I had to do it again, I may have tried to access them in both kick panels for ease of installation and easier accessibility. Either way, to remove the radio, you will have to start from the pass side, remove the dash side panel. You will need to remove 2 Phillips screws, 1 for each dash trim plate. Once removed, starting with the lower of the 2, gently pull out starting from pass side working your way toward the center. It will unsnap with light pressure. After the lower piece is removed, repeat with the upper trim piece the same way. This piece is actually tucked behind the trim going above the steering wheel as well, so you'll have to unsnap that piece slightly as well. Then, above/ behind the radio, there is a oval/ rectangular plastic cover, using a plastic trim tool, pry that up and remove.
With all of those pieces removed you will be able to access the 4 Phillips screws holding in the radio. 2 above/ behind the radio and 2 below in either outside corner. Once these screws are removed, gently pull the radio towards you it will unsnap with a little pressure. Use the attached wiring diagram to locate the left and right speaker wires. Connect your rca cables and run them down through the radio opening and down the right side of the dash. You will want to run your rca's down the pass side and power down the dr side. Running them together causes interference. Remove kick panel and sill plate on pass side, run the rca's under the carpet to the outside and continue to the back of the car.
For the power cable, I made a small slit in the big rubber grommet in the firewall under the steering wheel, then pushed the wire through. The battery is on the drivers side underhood, so it works really well running it through there. I use a very large zip tie (3ft) that I use to run wires through grommets, under carpets and in any other tight places. I just tape the wires to the zip tie, push the zip tie through and pull it and the wires through.
This should be common knowledge, but make sure you have a nice in line fuse and good quality fuse holder installed a few inches to a foot off of the battery.
At this point you are going to need an amp turn on wire. I grabbed mine right behind the fuse door panel on the dr side knee bolster. All the main ignition wires are right there and very easily accessibility. You can just as easily grab it behind the radio also.
I solder all my connections as it is the best connection in my opinion.
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Run your power wires back the same way you did your rcas. When it comes to routing the wires around the back seat, I'll be honest, I just stuffed them through and tucked them away for now. I'm installing leather seats in a couple weeks, so when I take the seats out then, I will run them correctly.
You will need a good solid ground for your amp as well. I put mine behind the carpet on the dr side trunk area.
To access it, I removed the plastic trunk still plate. 2 plastic retainers on bottom, then pull straight up. There are 2 more plastic retainers on the top of the carpet. Once those are out of the way, the carpet is removed easily. I used a brace near the wheel well. Drilled a small hole, used a nut/ bolt and star washer.
Then put an that **** back together, tune away and crank up!
Oh, don't attach the battery until the very end.
Hope this helps fellas!!
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