2005 sub woofer?

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Do what ya gotta do, but if I recall, removing the left side tail light (via the two nuts on its mounting screws) should let you look down into some open space where the wire(s) can enter the trunk; I can't swear for sure I didn't drill a hole behind the license plate but I don't remember doing it.

But then at my age, I'm lucky if I leave the house with my pants on in the morning.:oops:
 

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Do what ya gotta do, but if I recall, removing the left side tail light (via the two nuts on its mounting screws) should let you look down into some open space where the wire(s) can enter the trunk; I can't swear for sure I didn't drill a hole behind the license plate but I don't remember doing it.

But then at my age, I'm lucky if I leave the house with my pants on in the morning.:oops:

Lol, Okay Frankie, I’ll try that first. Thanks!
 
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there are 2 subwoofers under the soft top with a plastic tube between them for a box difficult to see without removing stuff from behind seats or the front part of trunk panels but they are there they are not beefy but sound sorta ok for small space of the bird. myself when I had new radio installed I also had a different sub built for between and behind the seats
Hi hippymailman, I'm heading down the same path as you did. I've already had someone put in an Alpine ILX-W650, Rockford Fosgate amp and speakers, and had the console speakers disconnected. I'm now looking to tackle the subwoofers. The main problem I'm trying to solve and so far have been unsuccessful is the 'pop' from the subs when you turn the car on, as I still have the original factory setup with the sub amp that is bolted on to the one sub. So unless if there is a quick solution to the 'pop' problem, I'm thinking about bypassing the subs. So I'm interested in understanding more about the sub that you had built that is behind the seats and how well that is working for you. I'm thinking about putting a powered sub unit on the rear deck that is typically used for under a car seat. My other option would be to bypass that factory sub amp and drive it from the Rockford Fosgate amp. Do you know how to get to the subwoofer area from the back by removing the 'curtain' such that I don't break anything and can hopefully easily reinstall it if I decide to head down this path? Thanks, I appreciate any insight you can provide!
 
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Hi hippymailman, I'm heading down the same path as you did. I've already had someone put in an Alpine ILX-W650, Rockford Fosgate amp and speakers, and had the console speakers disconnected. I'm now looking to tackle the subwoofers. The main problem I'm trying to solve and so far have been unsuccessful is the 'pop' from the subs when you turn the car on, as I still have the original factory setup with the sub amp that is bolted on to the one sub. So unless if there is a quick solution to the 'pop' problem, I'm thinking about bypassing the subs. So I'm interested in understanding more about the sub that you had built that is behind the seats and how well that is working for you. I'm thinking about putting a powered sub unit on the rear deck that is typically used for under a car seat. My other option would be to bypass that factory sub amp and drive it from the Rockford Fosgate amp. Do you know how to get to the subwoofer area from the back by removing the 'curtain' such that I don't break anything and can hopefully easily reinstall it if I decide to head down this path? Thanks, I appreciate any insight you can provide!

I tried a sub that went under seat inbetween the seats .turned out the POWER from the sub interfered with the electronics of the stereo and it sounded like crud due to interference. then it blew out.had my work done for me(I dont know hot to get there.) and removed all the factory sub tube its plastic. I do know that the place that did the work went between both the curtain by removing them both. I like the sound of my new sub between the seat powered by my new amp bypassed the old sub and removed it
 
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I tried a sub that went under seat inbetween the seats .turned out the POWER from the sub interfered with the electronics of the stereo and it sounded like crud due to interference. then it blew out.had my work done for me(I dont know hot to get there.) and removed all the factory sub tube its plastic. I do know that the place that did the work went between both the curtain by removing them both. I like the sound of my new sub between the seat powered by my new amp bypassed the old sub and removed it
Thanks! I think I read somewhere that there is a fuse dedicated to the subs and so I'd just pull that fuse out which would take it out of play. I found this pic online of what I'm calling the rear deck... is this where you had the sub installed?
Rear Deck 14DEC20.PNG
 
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I hate hearing a 5-1/4 inch speaker called a subwoofer. LOL I think they are really just a woofer. The subwoofer in my Mustang is 12" and many people have 15"
 
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Hi hippymailman, I'm heading down the same path as you did. I've already had someone put in an Alpine ILX-W650, Rockford Fosgate amp and speakers, and had the console speakers disconnected. I'm now looking to tackle the subwoofers. The main problem I'm trying to solve and so far have been unsuccessful is the 'pop' from the subs when you turn the car on, as I still have the original factory setup with the sub amp that is bolted on to the one sub. So unless if there is a quick solution to the 'pop' problem, I'm thinking about bypassing the subs. So I'm interested in understanding more about the sub that you had built that is behind the seats and how well that is working for you. I'm thinking about putting a powered sub unit on the rear deck that is typically used for under a car seat. My other option would be to bypass that factory sub amp and drive it from the Rockford Fosgate amp. Do you know how to get to the subwoofer area from the back by removing the 'curtain' such that I don't break anything and can hopefully easily reinstall it if I decide to head down this path? Thanks, I appreciate any insight you can provide!

Can you post pics of where your amp is located?
Thanks
 
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OK, so I've decided the Alpine with the factory speakers and subs is just not good enough. I have replaced the factory speakers with Infinitys and they sound better but still not good enough. The factory subs are just not punchy enough and the Alpine unit driving the Infinitys is just not enough. So out comes everything... My plan 2 amps (1 for 4 speakers and 1 for subs). I am going to try to reuse the factory sub boxes for 8" subs. I think they are big enough for sure. My plan for the rears is to build about a 1/4" spacer for the factory housing and use that on the backside of the sheet metal wall to hold the new Infinitys. The fronts have a nice baffle that I will retain but I will most likely end up ditching the housings.
Front-Door-1j.jpg Infinity-Spearkers j.jpg Rear Pass Subwoofer w Amp j.jpeg Rear Speaker Back j.jpeg Rear Speaker Basket j.jpeg Rear Speaker Enclosure 2 j.jpeg Rear Speaker Enclosure Ground Down j.jpeg Rear Speaker Munting Hole j.jpeg
 
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Our 2005 has 2 channel sub in the front and another 2 channel in the back. If you don't connect them you will only be getting the little 5" (?) speakers, which will sound pretty cheap.
I know this is an old post but my question is where in the front is the other sub. Thank you any help would be much appreciated.
 

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