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Old 01 Apr 2015, 08:50 pm
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Hi everyone, it's been a LONG time.

My right front door speaker is giving up the ghost, so I'm replacing them with Polk db651s. I ordered the Alpine KTP-445U amp as well so I can actually get some clarity.

This little guy is only 7.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" so I'm looking for a place to put it. The power comes from the same wiring harness as the receiver, and the speaker outputs would be easiest to connect there as well, not to mention the RCA cables. So, I'd like to put it up in the dash somewhere.
I looked behind the glovebox and there is less space in there than I thought. I think I could put it inside the glovebox, with a bit of Dremel work to keep the cables from getting pinched when it's opened.

Anyone have something similar in their PT? Is there a good place that I'm not thinking of?

P.S. I'm still running the stock rear pillar speakers, would they be okay connected to the amp?
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Old 01 Apr 2015, 09:18 pm
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if I remember correctly, behind the radio bezel, below the radio, there's sufficient room for it. easy enough to warrant a look-see. and if there is room, it's virtually the ideal spot.
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Old 01 Apr 2015, 09:46 pm
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I took off the center part and had a look. There's some space below the head unit, behind the cigarette lighter/rear window switches; in there is a big foam block. No idea what that's for. Is that where you're thinking of? Seems like plenty of space for wiring if I can figure out how to fasten it down.
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I took off the center part and had a look. There's some space below the head unit, behind the cigarette lighter/rear window switches; in there is a big foam block. No idea what that's for. Is that where you're thinking of? Seems like plenty of space for wiring if I can figure out how to fasten it down.
yup, that's what I was thinking of. don't recall the foam block tho. just make sure it's there for a reason. if not, there ya go.
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