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  1. I've personally never understood why people need to put in 6x9 speakers in car audio setups, if they already have a sub in the boot. Anyway, try and set all the level inputs on the amp to minimum, and set the output level on the headunit to about 3/4, put all other setting to zero as in bass treble balance fader EQ, then find a cd track with lots of bass output and play on repeat. From this, slowly turn up the amp output level on sub first, till you think it's kicking nicely to not too much. Then turn up the level on the other channels again till its playing nicely but not over powering the sub. Hopefully, it should balance both of them out and should have something sounding better Let me know
  2. the only way i did it in my corolla, from look in the engine bay, on the passenger side, should be a wiring loom going through the main bulkhead, make a small hole in the rubber grommet and feed the cable through. If you need a pic of what i'd done, let me know, and will try and get a pic for you then
  3. check to see if the compressor is working ok. If you can, try find somebody with an air-con gauge, connect it on see you can see if it has pressure, if not you can get top-up cans from halfords for air-con, so get a can and inject it in, see if that helps. otherwise, it could be a case of get toyota garage to give it a check over.
  4. I uploaded many pics of my install of my car in various forms. Many of the pics have survived and are in my gallery of pics, but still quite a few pics that i know that are missing. I know the forum got updated sometime ago, and various things changed in the process, which happened to be gallery pics. Lucky for me, and after some searching on google i've managed to find some, not all, of the pics that i know i thought i lost. I'm not sure if this was part of the change within the forum, and was to make space for newer stuff to be replaced with, but would be good to see this added back to the forum as most of the pics i found and saw, many peeps took their time and effort to take and upload for here. I'm not going to put the web address here, incase it causes problems, but can PM it over to see if this was just left out or was part of the revamp. Let me know Bing
  5. Ok, it's official, finally selling my car :( Please find more details of it here http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=138077
  6. Toyota Corolla T-Spirit - SOLD!!
  7. Nearly ten years old and currently just over 95K miles, my beloved Corolla is no longer to be. I've had a lot of fun over the years with my car, and my biggest pride has to be my install, which quite alot of you (i'm sure) know about and a few have seen and heard it too. A big thanks to all that's helped me here, and thanks to all the peeps i've helped along as well with their install too. I'm going to keep the car for a little while, but when i do come to sell it, willing post it here. Bing
  8. Trust me, my JL taken alot of bashing with what i play through it, and its still surviving, so i don't know which sub you had. My sub can handle the full +15 of sub output from the H/U, but i've got my crossover set to a lower level about 80Hz i think, and the input level is about 1/3 to 1/2 level, so perhaps thats why you popped the sub if it was on a higher level. You need to set the H/U output level to about 3/4 full not max (eg max level is 30 set to 25),play a bassy track or test CD but becareful if you do, then at the amp input, raise from minimum level upwards to the loudest level you can handle, which should be about 1/2 way, and if you do have a crossover, the need to turn from max downwards to find the crossover level to where you get more bass than mid-range sound from the sub. Bing
  9. Oh, don't get me wrong, my boot not just for display purposes, has to get used everyday for everything and anything, so yes, my sub has been been bashed a few times, but not something i'm too fussed about, besides, if something is leaning on it, a quick turn of the volume soon moves it away Bing
  10. I've had my JL Audio sub now for nearly 8years now, and it sounds better than any sub i've had in the past. My sub had a rich solid sound, sometimes even a lazy tone depending on the music i'm listening too, but depending on people's setup, most i've heard of them sounds boomy even overpowering to the rest of the setup as they got it set to a louder level than the rest of the system.
  11. A single DIN H/U look A Double DIN H/U look And just to boot, my boot install look All the pics is what i've had in my car at one point, or still have There are lots of other peeps with different installs, so just sit and wait to see whatelse pops up too, and see which one you like the look of Bing
  12. If your H/U looks like this Then the back will look like this But to answer your question, you can't directly connect an amp to it, you can try and change the speakers outputs to preouts by using these, LINE OUTPUT CONVERTERS
  13. I never trusted my trip computer very much, giving me silly reading, so it quickly got dumped, and change for my Alpine H/U, never looked back But, you can do a general sort of MPG, from a full tank of fuel. Next time you fill up, remember the mileage, then next time you fill up, see how much fuel you put in this time and check mileage again, so you will have reading like this. Previous mileage (eg) 20,000miles End mileage (eg) 20,500miles Amount of fuel filled 45litres So you covered a distance of 500miles, and fill up with 45litres of fuel. Ok, convert litres to gallons, so approximately 4.5litres to a gallon, so you now filled up with 10gallons of fuel. ok, now the maths part: 500(miles) / 10(gallons) = 50 miles per gallon Thats how you work out an average MPG from a full tank of fuel.
  14. As i'm not sure what sort of unit you have installed in your vehicle, i'm guessing a double DIN H/U should be able to sort you out, something like these LINKY Even if you have a whole new install, it will be a damn slight cheaper than what you've been quoted for.
  15. Personally, it looks rather big Good luck with the install, hope you can post some pics along the way Bing
  16. Yep i got mine from new, Monday 2nd September 2002 about 9.30am from Inchcape Derby Got through about 4sets of tyres, and just about the same amount of brake pads as well, few brake discs to boot, and a little bit of a replacement engine as i blew a big hole in the original engine block Covered currently about 83K miles, too many scratches to mention :censor: and only been in 1 minor accident which had a replacement driver side fron wing and front bumper respray. Other than the usual wear and tear, still going very well, but always on the look out for a replacement just in case Bing
  17. depending on the type of alarm it is, you should be able to disable it with like a service key. i wouldn't recommend trying just to pull the control box out or even taking the fuse out, cause it might cause problems, such as the immobliser and such like. What sort of alarm is it, a factory unit or an aftermarket unit (make/model)
  18. Depending on how far you want to travel, i know of two installers that i would recommend, but not close to each other. Sound Gallery In High Wycombe LINKY I used Sound Gallery for my full audio install, but they can do everything and anything. RMD Audio in Wellingborough LINK TO FACEBOOK I've only used these guys for a little bit of trimming work, but have heard very good things about them, and the level they work at was very impressive. Hope this helps... Bing
  19. If you got an Toyota-to-ISO wiring loom, then it will work ok without having to change anything. Its only because the connector block that Toyota use, is there own style, where as, ISO connector block is a standard fit, as you will it in the back of any after-market H/U for the past 20years. Bing
  20. Last time i checked mine, was doing 90mph with an average of 89mpg
  21. sounds like a cracked LCD clock to me Which version car your got?
  22. If anyone can spot my chav bin, please feel free to let me know I know what you mean, but i've been on the audio scene for far too many years, and i've had my fair share of installs, but this is by far my most discreet/stealth install i've ever done. Nothing more off putting than having a whopping sub box taking up the whole boot, my install has the best of both, practical space and a nice install. Bing
  23. Interesting way of getting a reading, i'd tried that sort of way before, but not been able to get a good enough reading, hence why i said use a clamp meter, like this (Pic has a link) All you do then, is clamp the meter onto the power cable to the amp, and play some music, and should give you an idea of just how much amps its drawing. It may not be completely accurate, but will give you some idea of just how much its using. Bing
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