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Just bought a new 2002 Elantra GT.. I want to put in my old stereo system from my previos car; amp, sub, headunit. Im keeping the stock speakers, they sound pretty good.. I'll determine once I get my other equip in. Anyone have some very detailed instructions on taking the dash apart to put in the head unit, running a power wire from the battery to the trunk, as well where the best place to run the rca's, power to amp?

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well..i used a elantra 2001 wire harness...and a dash kit... the wire through the firewall is right behind the clutch...you'll see where it will go because its preforated... it goes right into the suspension.....so when you drill and you sitck the wire it you won't see it come out...altought there is a little hole it will come out from... i just let a professional do that part for 15 bucks...and wired my own stuff... <img src=/images/forums/snitz/guns.gif width=33 height=16 border=0>


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Well there is and I cant remember where, but the gromet hole in fire wall is on the driver side, I hope my 4 gauge power fits through it, and is there any interest in a ~.5 ft^3 sealed sub box plans that will hug driver side of rear cargo area and utilize the three existing bolt holes in back to stay in place?


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The head unit you can use the original brakets there is no need for a kit. I installed a sony xplode cd player and it looks great, no other components yet so I can go there.


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Is it just me, or is the stock audio system on the GT pretty decent sounding (for stock) at least? It has pretty good bass, trebles could be better but aren't so bad...and compared to a few thousands dollars worth of audio equipment in my Sentra, this is an awesome "free" package. I can't wait to install a set of component speakers, especially how it comes with separate tweeters already.


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all i did was add a sub.... i use to have infinity components...but the stock speakers are pretty damn awesome...and i'm not super anal about it....


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Can you guys add how you installed them? Thats the part im most curious about, as I want to do it myself rather then have a professional do it.. unless its too complicated


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on my tib which probably wont help you....i ran it through the fender with all the other wires that go to the cab...through the fuse box and ran it down the driverside to the trunk...like i said i dont think t hat will help, but i figured i would share!!


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I've got a 2001 Elantra GLS. To remove the dash, take out the ashtray (two screws behind), two screws over the gauges, then just carefully pull the whole assembly away(easiest way is to put your thumb in the cigarette lighter socket and pull) Make sure the car's off<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>. Be careful not to pull the wiring harnesses for hazard lights, clock, dimmer switch, etc. It's not to bad once you get there. Hope this helps.
-Mike


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Did you have power wire or rcas to run to the back of the car? the dash info sounds good... but running the damn wires to the truck, might be an issue


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THe definitive how to install a deck for any Elantra Gt. Ok first buy a corresponding wiring harness mine was a Metra 70-7301. Next remove negative battery terminal. Very important or you will have an airbag light on that can only be reset by dealer. Remove ash try. Remove two screws in ash tray. Remove two screws by instrument cluster. Okay now you are ready to remove dash face. I started down bash ash tray slowly work clips up. If it is too hard up by the stereo and you are afraid you will break the piece start working from the instrument pod middle to work the stereo area from both sides. The left hand side if instrument panel the clips are tight too. Just take your time. Next unplug the cigarette lighter harness. Then the two for controls by stereo. Then the one on lieft by dimmer switch. Now remember to adjust the steering column down as far as it will go. Pull dash off or as far as you need. I didn't have to take it all the way off. But you may. Next unscrew the four stereo screws and the two tray screw. That assembly is all held together by the stereo mounting brackets. Once that is done gentley tug out head unit and disconect wirring harness and antenna. Now If you are like me you had already wired the adapter harness to the head unit harness will watching HBO so you should be in good shape. Go back in front of tv and remove the two screws which hold the brackets to the stock stereo. Now if you have a pioneer unit like me the stock brakets are all you need to mount the unit. Just screw them to the appropriate screw holes on the unit using the head unit supplied screws to be safe that no damage will be done to head unit. Almost done now. Plug the harness into the standard hyundai clip, plug in antenna, install six screws holding the stereo tray assembly. Now make sure you plug all the wiring harnesses back into dash. clip it all back in. Install the four screws. Now install the ash tray. If you are unsure of your wiring job before you install the dash screws and reclip it, You can plug all the dasy harnesses back an and reconnect battery to test your head unit. If you didn't need to like me because you are always right (gratutitous self promotion)<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> you can just put everything back together and reinstall battery terminal and your done. I will have a follow up for wiring my two amps and subwofer at a later date. Ammount of time required about 30 minutes. If you are a rookie give yourself 45 minutes to be sure you dont break anything. Good luck


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