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Old 09-09-2013, 12:08 AM
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I have a 2013 Dodge Ram Sport with the Premium system. I tapped into the Subwoofer out lines from the stock amplifier under the steering wheel (noted below: pin 20 gray with white stripe (sub -) pin 21 green with white stripe (sub +)) and ran those directly into an audiocontrol LC2i with the optional remote bass control mod. This converts the signal into RCAs and gives a remote signal sensing output for the amps which I ran to my two Alpine MRD-M1005 amplifiers to power two Alpine R type 12s in a ported fox box. The signal is very clean and the bass is a perfect compliment to the alpine premium system. My amp gains are set to zero, and the bass is controlled through the bass knob. As a side note, if you are planning to add multi channel amps, I would tap the REAR speakers only. The Lc2i has spots for both left and right speakers and the rear speakers are the only speakers which i understand to have a full frequency range.

Here are the pin outs for the stock alpine amp I found elsewhere on the internet.

22 pin connector
left to right / top to bottom

pin 1 large black wire with orange stripe (assumed ground for the amp)
pin 2 white with gray stripe (bus input)
pin 3 white with orange stripe (bus input)
pin 4 not used
pin 5 not used
pin 6 green with blue stripe (bus input)
pin 7 green with orange stripe (bus input)
pin 8 gray with blue stripe (bus input)
pin 9 gray with orange stripe (bus input)
pin 10 not used
pin 11 not used
pin 12 not used
pin 13 not used
pin 14 gray with light green stripe (RH dash speaker +)
pin 15 gray with dark green stripe (RH dash speaker -)
pin 16 gray with yellow stripe (LH dash speaker +)
pin 17 gray with no stripe (LH dash speaker -)
pin 18 green with brown stripe (LH headliner speaker -)
pin 19 green with blue stripe (LH headliner speaker +)
pin 20 gray with white stripe (sub -)
pin 21 green with white stripe (sub +)
pin 22 large yellow wire with red stripe (assumed power for the amp)


16 pin connector
left to right / top to bottom

pin 1 gray with purple stripe (LH front door -)
pin 2 gray with yellow stripe (LH front door +)
pin 3 green with purple stripe (RH front door -)
pin 4 green with yellow stripe (RH front door +)
pin 5 green with brown stripe (sub +)
pin 6 gray with brown stripe (sub -)
pin 7 gray with dark green stripe (LH rear door +)
pin 8 gray with light green stripe (LH rear door -)
pin 9 green with yellow stripe (RH rear door -)
pin 10 green with gray stripe (RH rear door +)
pin 11 gray with no stripe (center dash speaker, didn't check polarity...I left it stock)
pin 12 gray with orange stripe (center dash speaker, didn't check polarity.. I left it stock)
pin 13 yellow with gray stripe (RH headliner +)
pin 14 green with no stripe (RH headliner -)
pin 15 not used
pin 16 not used

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Old 10-05-2013, 05:08 AM
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Just an update: had the amp, cap, and sub installed a few weeks ago. The tech tried first with an LOC tapped into the rear speakers after the factory amp. It sounded pretty good but was getting some signal interference from somewhere with a constant soft "beat" that was noticeable at low volume levels, almost like it was trying to ground itself out with the factory amp. He then moved the LOC to tie into the wires pre-factory amp as ttredraider78 suggested. Now it sounds so much better, both stronger and cleaner, with no signal problems or interference at all. Couldn't be happier with the amp and sub! Thanks again for the advice!
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i want to add 3 amps to my system . so should i just bypass the factory amp altogether. i have (4) 3 1/2 infinity speakers 2 dash and 2 headliner (4)6x9 infinity speakers for the doors and then i have a fox box with 2 12" kickers for now( i am waiting on net audio to see if he can fit 2 12" L7 solobaric in his box for the ram.)
Has anyone done something like this yet ? this way i will keep the 8.4 screen. i also have the LC7. and i am just waiting for the lockpick for the 2013 harness to come out.
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Glad I could help. I've had many systems and used to install for a living so I know how a system should sound. When I hooked up my amp and sub based on a high level signal using the factory factory wiring without a LOC, I knew it sounded right. Replacing amps integrated into the factory alpine system seems far too complicated and risky in my opinion.
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