So I have been reading quite a bit trying to find the clarification on my hunch.... Got to page 15 before my eyes gave up, hoping someone can give me their thoughts on my plan. Here's what i've got going on:
Purchased a truck recently: '06 2500 Laramie w/Nav and rear entertainment
From what I understand the truck used to have a JL Cleansweep installed that was removed before the previous owner traded it in. Apparently, when they removed the JL unit, they replaced the door speakers with something aftermarket (sorry, i haven't removed the panels yet to see what they are).
I first noticed an issue when trying to adjust the fader/balance and noticed that shit wasn't right; Things were not proper F-R or L-R, and one speaker didn't even come on. Called the dealership and they referred me to the place who removed the previous system. They claim that there was an issue with the factory amp and that's why the issues were happening....
Originally i wanted to go with another cleansweep, but have since changed my mind and decided to go with an aftermarket DDIN HU(this one
) all together and run that to the doors, and run an amp for a sub. Basically I just want to eliminate the stock amp, run the main mids & highs off of the deck(for now), and power an amp. Here's what i am thinking i need:
1. This dash kit
2. This kit
to jump the factory amplifier
3. This SWI-JACK kit
if i want to keep steering wheel controls
4. Help me here: do i need the basic
wiring kit? -i understand that using the basic kit would result in me needing to find a switched power to tell the HU when to power on..
5. RCA, power cable, ground, and remote for amplifier that I plan to run
Please let me know if I am missing something, or if I am good on my thinking. Any input is much appreciated