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2000 factory amplifier only in convertible?

2000 factory amplifier only in convertible?

Postby Avolak » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:15 am

Hello, I'm looking to replace my head unit and have read a lot about bypassing the factory amp if you have the premium sound system. I have a 2000 Solara SLE; it has a 6-disc changer and it does say JBL on the speaker panels, but NOT on the actual head unit. I've also read that the amplifier is to increase the bass when the convertible top is down (from road noise). My main question being, even though I have the SLE with JBL speakers, is there no amplifier in the non-convertible hard tops? Also, I definitely don't have a factory sub (pretty sure it only came in convertible with the 2000 model) so my other question, is it even possible to have the amp, and not have the sub?

I basically am at a stand-still on whether I need to buy a regular harness
(like this one) http://www.amazon.com/Stereo-Harness-To ... ra+harness

Or the amp bypass harness
(like this one) http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_182 ... MgodRGMA3A

2000 Toyota Solara SLE; NON-convertible
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Re: 2000 factory amplifier only in convertible?

Postby TLMNICK » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:52 pm

The JBL wasn't only put in the convertible...but the converible was the only one fitted with a sub...which was garbage lol

If you have an SLE, then you do have the JBL premium system with factory amplifier. The stock amp is located behind the glove box on the right hand side.

Don't buy a regular harness...you COULD buy a harness with a small module that allows you to keep your stock amp in place, but it's expensive, and ultimately not worth it IMO.
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Re: 2000 factory amplifier only in convertible?

Postby Avolak » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:38 pm

So do you hook up the bypass harness at the amp behind the glovebox, or does it still hook up somewhere behind the head unit?
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