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hiyabrad used them and posted good results. I didnt because of the reason I stated before about the speakers being different ohms and I have heard the same set up with the meridian correct speakers so used those. the 2500w amp will fit its longer but there is two bolts a several inches past the end of the other amp and looks like where the other end would go if you have the 2500 watt amp if that makes sense. the main thing would be if the plugs are the same I had a picture of the 2500 watt amp but I couldnt find it but I think the plugs are different.
 

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please could you post the part numbers of the wires you bought from LR for the mids?
Also does anyone know where in the UK I can get the meridian menu unlocked ?
 

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Jaguar Land Rover Pre terminated lead part number 418430 to unlock the radio from what I’ve gathered the only way is the gap diagnostic tool which can be ordered online
 

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Does anyone know if the 2500w amp connectors are the same as the 1280w amp. If not is there any way to make the 2500w amp fit?
I’m at the point of needing to choose the amp - does anyone know if the connectors are the same on the 2500W as the base system?

Also does anyone know what bolts are needed to bolt the subwoofer down so I can buy them in advance and not get the seat out on both sides to have to steal from the amp side?

Cheers!
 

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Very nice looking RRS!

It was easy with the GAP tool. They will tell you exactly what to do.
Hi Hiyabrad,
I used the GAP OBD II tool and with the help of Patrick from GAP I am now able to enter the CCF.
I adjusted some things; amp and audio system. But I don't get the Meridian options on the display. So still the old sound setting including just bass and treble.
Did you get these options working, using the OBD tool?
 

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we’re you able to select meridian in the ccf? What options did audjust or change. I’ve installed everything in mine but haven’t done the gap tool yet
 

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did you install the premium amp with the yellow sticker? There is an amp that looks just like the ones in these trucks but has a blue premium sticker and those are a Harmon Kardon
 

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we’re you able to select meridian in the ccf? What options did audjust or change. I’ve installed everything in mine but haven’t done the gap tool yet
Does sound come out of all speakers?

If so, I presume its Just the “clever” options and fine tuning you don’t have yet until CCF done?

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Does sound come out of all speakers?

If so, I presume its Just the “clever” options and fine tuning you don’t have yet until CCF done?

cheers

Hi,

I used Hiyabrads tutorial. I replaced the amp with a DX23-19C164-BA Premium 16. Plug and Play. I installed a Focal Access 165AS3 160W 3 way compo speaker set in the front doors.
I did not place the rear shelf and front dash speakers.
All speakers work!

Yesterday I installed the subwoofer under the passenger seat (all connecters are there, so plug and play). That was what I was waiting for!! Now it sounds great!

Adjusting the CCF with the OBD tool was complicated. Patrick from the GAP helpdesk granted me access to the complete CCF menu because in the base menu I could not find an option to change the settings (from base audio) to Meridian. The extended, full menu however is realy extended. So I changed some settings and the sound improved. But... I still have the old treble/bass settings on the display of the car. I would really like the Meriadian settings so I can adjust, for example, the subwoofer output.
Work in progress... If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.
 

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Hi,

I used Hiyabrads tutorial. I replaced the amp with a DX23-19C164-BA Premium 16. Plug and Play. I installed a Focal Access 165AS3 160W 3 way compo speaker set in the front doors.
I did not place the rear shelf and front dash speakers.
All speakers work!

Yesterday I installed the subwoofer under the passenger seat (all connecters are there, so plug and play). That was what I was waiting for!! Now it sounds great!

Adjusting the CCF with the OBD tool was complicated. Patrick from the GAP helpdesk granted me access to the complete CCF menu because in the base menu I could not find an option to change the settings (from base audio) to Meridian. The extended, full menu however is realy extended. So I changed some settings and the sound improved. But... I still have the old treble/bass settings on the display of the car. I would really like the Meriadian settings so I can adjust, for example, the subwoofer output.
Work in progress... If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.
Great stuff

I have the same amp to go in, 4 signature bass speakers for the doors, 7 mids and 7 tweeters plus the subwoofer.

Before doing the CCF edit did the new speakers sound good and it was tweaking that the CCF edit allowed.

just wondering if spending the £500 on the GAP tool is worth it?

cheers

paul
 

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PS I’m probably not going to do the dash mid and tweeter as I don’t fancy taking the dash off, but will do the rear shelf mids and tweeters as part of the 7 mids/tweeters I have

Hiyabrad was my inspiration too 😁

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You don't have to take the dash off to install the center the grille pops off. I ran mine towards the left side a there was an small opening I dropped the wires down there it's about 18 to 24" or so from the center of the dash. Doing it that way you will not have to remove the radio or anything. In the us the driver side is the left so there is not a lot on this side. I have a 18" long led work light I laid on the dash and looked from the underside to find where to get the wires up. As for the sound mine sounds great . I installed the center rear shelf speakers etc. I still need to get the gap tool as well. So after the changes you made with the gap tool it there was an improvement in the sound. Was gap able to give any insight on why it didn't change to meridian
 

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You don't have to take the dash off to install the center the grille pops off. I ran mine towards the left side a there was an small opening I dropped the wires down there it's about 18 to 24" or so from the center of the dash. Doing it that way you will not have to remove the radio or anything. In the us the driver side is the left so there is not a lot on this side. I have a 18" long led work light I laid on the dash and looked from the underside to find where to get the wires up. As for the sound mine sounds great . I installed the center rear shelf speakers etc. I still need to get the gap tool as well. So after the changes you made with the gap tool it there was an improvement in the sound. Was gap able to give any insight on why it didn't change to meridian
Good info. So did you run fresh speaker cable all the way from the dash centre mid and tweeter and splice to the amp wiring somehow?

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Good info. So did you run fresh speaker cable all the way from the dash centre mid and tweeter and splice to the amp wiring somehow?

thanks
Yes I did run new wires for the mid and tweeter in the dash and connected them directly to the amp. If I would have had more time I would have looked for the factory plug for them I looked as best as I could around the speakers location and didn't see them I bet there below the dash somewhere I find it hard to believe the car is wired every where but there
 

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Hi,

I used Hiyabrads tutorial. I replaced the amp with a DX23-19C164-BA Premium 16. Plug and Play. I installed a Focal Access 165AS3 160W 3 way compo speaker set in the front doors.
I did not place the rear shelf and front dash speakers.
All speakers work!

Yesterday I installed the subwoofer under the passenger seat (all connecters are there, so plug and play). That was what I was waiting for!! Now it sounds great!

Adjusting the CCF with the OBD tool was complicated. Patrick from the GAP helpdesk granted me access to the complete CCF menu because in the base menu I could not find an option to change the settings (from base audio) to Meridian. The extended, full menu however is realy extended. So I changed some settings and the sound improved. But... I still have the old treble/bass settings on the display of the car. I would really like the Meriadian settings so I can adjust, for example, the subwoofer output.
Work in progress... If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.
Any update on getting the meridian settings to work using the gap Diagnostic tool
 

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Okay, today was the day and it was a huge success! The finished system sounds truly amazing! I am VERY pleased. I sat in the car for 20 minutes listening to the system with various music choices (Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Matthews, John Coltrane, Thelma Houston)

Here's how today went....and the pin connectors were definitely the way to go!

Removed the driver's side door panel. Then removed the large black plastic inner-cover that conceals the window glass and regulator inside the door. Pretty easy to do.

I then removed the door to body connector from the body and looked to see how the weatherproof cover comes off the inner connectors that have all the wires attached to them. All you needed to do is hold the cover in one hand and grip the inner connector with the other hand. Then push the inner connector forward and it disconnects from the cover.

The inner connector is actually made up of two thin rectangular shaped connectors (all the wires are attached to these two pieces) with a U shaped piece plastic that holds the two thin connectors together like a sandwich. The U shaped piece just slides off and then the two thin connectors are completely exposed. The two connectors separate from each other by sliding them apart.


At this point I looked at pin locations 1 and 13 and there were wires in those locations. WHAT? I went back to the wiring diagram and saw I made a mistake on the pin locations for the mid-range speaker at the door to body connector. The correct pin locations for the mid-range speaker at the door to body connector are 3 and 18.

The good news is that 3 and 18 use the same connector part number.

The pin connectors slide right into their locations (3 and 18 and with a little push down with a needle nose they seat correctly.

The next thing is to run new speaker wires from inside the door, thru the rubber hose that the wire harness runs thru and into the weatherproof cover of the door to body connector. I used a piece of metal clothes hanger, taped (with electrical tape) the two new speaker wires to it. Then used liquid dishwashing soap to lube up the tape/wire/hanger and pushed it thru starting from inside the door. It went all the way thru to the weatherproof cover fairly easy. Removed the tape and pulled the hanger all the way out. Then soldered the new speaker wires to the leads of the pin connectors. MAKE SURE YOU REMEMBER WHICH PIN IS IN THE #3 LOCATION AND THE #18 LOCATION SO YOU GET + AND – POLARITY RIGHT WHEN CONNECTING TO THE SPEAKER.

I then reassembled the door connector and connected it back to the body.

Next was routing the new wires from inside the door area (where the window and regulator is located) to outside that area. I punched thru an existing rubber grommet that the door harness wiring uses. I then taped the new wires to the wire harness (in the window and regulator area) so the wires would not flop around. After that I reinstalled the large black plastic inner-cover which seals off the window/regulator area.

Then I ran the new wires along the existing wires harness and taped them along the way.

I used the pre-existing (pre-wired) mid-range connector by cutting it off the factory wire harness and soldered it to the new speaker wires. Then connected it to the mid-range.

Last bit was reinstalling the door panel.

It took me about two hours to do the driver side front door and 30 minutes to do the passenger side door once I had it all figured out.

I will post pics soon!
Hiyabrad

I’m now underway with my install. I bought 2 front door wiring looms from a scrap yard to avoid having to do any serious wiring.

the issue I have found is that the passenger side on has pins 3& 18 as required but drivers doesn’t. I’m thinking the drivers is not from a meridian car.

did you find that both sides were pins 3&18 that needed pins wiring in?

thanks

paul
 

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Hello everyone! Yes, I'm a newbie (novice) at anything RR. Just bought a 2014 RRS SE "with the base system installed"...needless to say, HELP! Reading many of the posts' and using the wiring diagrams; installing the additional mids and upgrading the lows seems pretty straight forward.

My question is with upgrading the amp. If I replace the base amp with mid-level amp, will it play all the speakers, including the newly installed mids, or do I need to have the system programmed? This is huge for me...I don't wan to go aftermarket for anything if I don't have to. THANKS ALL for your assistance. ALSO, WHERE IS A GOOD PLACE TO PURCHASE OEM (NEW OR USED)?

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Any update on getting the meridian settings to work using the gap Diagnostic tool
No update. I have been busy with other projects. So still no progress.
The sound is very good now so I guess thats why I didn't tackle this problem for now..
Keep u posted!
 

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Hello everyone! Yes, I'm a newbie (novice) at anything RR. Just bought a 2014 RRS SE "with the base system installed"...needless to say, HELP! Reading many of the posts' and using the wiring diagrams; installing the additional mids and upgrading the lows seems pretty straight forward.

My question is with upgrading the amp. If I replace the base amp with mid-level amp, will it play all the speakers, including the newly installed mids, or do I need to have the system programmed? This is huge for me...I don't wan to go aftermarket for anything if I don't have to. THANKS ALL for your assistance. ALSO, WHERE IS A GOOD PLACE TO PURCHASE OEM (NEW OR USED)?

Thanks
CLW
Ebay is probably the place for amp and woofers.
Do the math. It could well be that an aftermarket solution is better and cheaper...
 

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Ebay is probably the place for amp and woofers.
Do the math. It could well be that an aftermarket solution is better and cheaper...
Thanks...been looking. Your thoughts. Will an ebay factory premium amp work if installed in a RRS that currently have the base system? Do I need to be concerned with anything?
 
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