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I am desperately seeking info on where to hook up the rca converter in my 2014 cadenza. I want to hook it up near the drivers side kick panel. I don’t have any meter so exactly what wire goes where would be super. I need to hook up the ground, speakers, remote and power. This car has factory subs but I don’t see a factory amp anywhere. (Maybe the last owner has it) idk. I’m leaving the factory stereo in. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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The factory Amp should be in the trunk, on the right hand side wall, behind the trim. If you have the factory radio and the speakers are making sounds, the previous owner did not take your amp.
Connector pin-out for the 2015 amp (possibly the same as 2014, but I don't know):

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The factory Amp should be in the trunk, on the right hand side wall, behind the trim. If you have the factory radio and the speakers are making sounds, the previous owner did not take your amp.
Connector pin-out for the 2015 amp (possibly the same as 2014, but I don't know):

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I appreciate your reply. I decided to take it to the pros. Lol. Thanks.
 

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I second connecting it to the sub speaker wires. The converter should be connected to the stock amplifier speaker output for the subwoofer. I’m not sure if you have to connect to all 4 or if you can get away with 2, I’d recommend all 4. I vaguely remember that pinout in the second post being incorrect for connector B in the 2015s, I think the 2 subwoofer wires were non-existent. It’s almost been a year so I can’t recall. Here’s a copy of that picture I made where I wrote down the wire colors. The subwoofer wires with a color next to them under connector A are the ones I used for the lows.
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The bass rolloff is due to the factory radio protecting the speakers as well as the speed sensing volume. The best way to solve the problem issue is with a LOC that digitally adjusts. The best one for the money is an LC2i. I've installed these in several cars with bass reduction and have never had an issue. Get them on Amazon.
 

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The bass rolloff is due to the factory radio protecting the speakers as well as the speed sensing volume. The best way to solve the problem issue is with a LOC that digitally adjusts. The best one for the money is an LC2i. I've installed these in several cars with bass reduction and have never had an issue. Get them on Amazon.
I took mine to BB with a $20 KISLOC and they were like "nooope that won't do" and I was pretty mad that I had to drop $90 on an LC2i, but hey it works and I've got the boomboom now.

Bassheads laugh at the idea of taking your car to BB but they knew everything and did great, clean work.
 

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I took mine to BB with a $20 KISLOC and they were like "nooope that won't do" and I was pretty mad that I had to drop $90 on an LC2i, but hey it works and I've got the boomboom now.

Bassheads laugh at the idea of taking your car to BB but they knew everything and did great, clean work.
Not sure why they said the $20 KISLOC wouldn't work. I set mine up with the $20 Scosche LOC. However, paying for the LC2i was actually a good move because you won't suffer the bass rolloff issue that the regular LOC deals with. However, saying the first option wouldn't work...was wrong. What are you running in your trunk?
 

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Not sure why they said the $20 KISLOC wouldn't work. I set mine up with the $20 Scosche LOC. However, paying for the LC2i was actually a good move because you won't suffer the bass rolloff issue that the regular LOC deals with. However, saying the first option wouldn't work...was wrong. What are you running in your trunk?
Well yeah, they didn't say it wouldn't work, they said bass would lower as I increased the volume, so yeah, they wanted to make sure I didn't come back complaining about the rolloff. True professionals for doing that, IMO.

Just an 8" Skar sub with around 350 watts (maybe not even that). Hits pretty hard for being a cute lil thing LOL.
 
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