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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-21-2015, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Where is the factory amp, need help locating it? Pictures?

Can anyone give me a heads up or pictures of where the factory amp is in the Terrain? I've seen other post with pictures and diagrams, but I just couldn't make sense of them, maybe a description would be better, thanks.
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Re: Where is the factory amp, need help locating it? Pictures?

For a 2010 and up Terrain / Equinox it is on the drivers side of the vehicle up under the dash by the steering wheel.

To gain access to it, you need to remove the panel under the steering column. It is held on by a few screws and push pin retainers. One you have that off there is a metal panel, remove the four screws and you now have access to the Amp. There are 3 nuts that hold the amp on to the vehicle, remove them and then remove the electrical connectors. Very easy job.
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Sweet, that was the picture I was looking for, people took pictures of the amp itself real close and the other seemed to have the amp underneath the car, I got confused, thanks a bunch man.
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is it plug and play replacing the stock amp

will it be a plug and play arrangement replacing the stock amp with the pioneer amp?? that would be neat and sweet too.
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Some said it was plug and play, others had issues.

I believe it had to do with a specific model year.

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will it be a plug and play arrangement replacing the stock amp with the pioneer amp?? that would be neat and sweet too.
Both sound systems are Pioneer.Just one is the premium 8 speaker with center channel and sub and the base is 6 speaker no center channel and no "active" sub.You can get the premium amp upgrade into the base system(easy plug and play).It costs about $160 on various sites.I did this in my mothers Terrain recently.
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Both sound systems are Pioneer.Just one is the premium 8 speaker with center channel and sub and the base is 6 speaker no center channel and no "active" sub.You can get the premium amp upgrade into the base system(easy plug and play).It costs about $160 on various sites.I did this in my mothers Terrain recently.
Do both setups use the same amp or is the 8 speaker one with a different amp?

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Do both setups use the same amp or is the 8 speaker one with a different amp?

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No,the amps are different but they both fit it the same place and use the same plugs.
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No,the amps are different but they both fit it the same place and use the same plugs.
Thanks for the information. Do you know if the sub used in the six speaker setup is wired to the amp area? I read it's only used for the ANC when you have the six speakers. It would be easy to wire in the sub if that's the case.

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No,the amps are different but they both fit it the same place and use the same plugs.
Thanks for the information. Do you know if the sub used in the six speaker setup is wired to the amp area? I read it's only used for the ANC when you have the six speakers. It would be easy to wire in the sub if that's the case.
In the 6 speaker system the sub is used for ANC only, however if you get the upgraded 8 speaker amp it will activate the sub for audio without disturbing the ANC.Did this in my mother's Terrain with no problems.
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