I am planning on installing a SQ-focused sound system in my 2012 Overland and would like to retain as much of the factory wiring as possible. At the moment I do not plan to replace the head unit, however I do see that the speakers could, er, use some improvement... as could the level of amplification.
I researched a bit and found an aftermarket interface by PAC that uses the CAN bus (http://www.installer.com/item/displa...p?it=C2A-CHY23
), however the reviews are less than stellar thus far (people specifically noting interference, not a fan of that) and the instructions are written in some pretty choppy English. That being the case, this will likely not be my preferred direction.
More research revealed that the amplifier is provided with what appear to be pre-amplifier outputs from the head unit, however these inputs are provided in two proprietary harnesses (called Amplifier C1 and Amplifier C2, http://www.wk2jeeps.com/audio/2012_WK_audio_wiring.pdf
). My question: does anyone sell break-outs for these connectors? Also, if I were to fabricate my own break-out are there any "gotcha's" I should watch out for (i.e. CAN bus must be able to talk to the amp)? Also, has anyone ordered the harness repair kits and, if so, what is in them?
I know I can cut & splice, replace the HU, use high to low converters, or the CAN bus adapter from PAC, however all of these options are either irreversible and \ or will create signal loss or degradation. All inputs appreciated!
- Tampa Mike