Welcome to Just Commodores, a site specifically designed for all people who share the same passion as yourself.

New Posts Contact us

Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

VK stereo upgrade

Lacksballs

Active Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2014
Messages
314
Reaction score
106
Points
43
Location
Sydney
Website
www.youtube.com
Members Ride
VK Group C Replica
So after many years procrastinating I have upgraded the entire stereo system in my VK. Removing the old OE Eurovox cassette player was very time consuming as I didn't want to break any of the trim pieces. Fitting the new head unit also required the facia to be narrowed to fit into the original GMH slot.

So 1st off new parcel tray (13mm MDF covered in cerulean vinyl) mounted 2 x 6 1/2" JL Audio speakers, next fitted 2 x 4" JL Audio front speakers into the kick panels, Alpine 4 x 100W amp mounted in the boot. All new speaker wires, RCA's, power/earth wires. (Amp fed directly from battery +).

Centre speaker made a 3mm aluminium mounting plate from a paper template off the original speaker, mounted into it a JBL 4" 2 way speaker (not fed from the amp but + left / - right front head unit speaker cable outputs).

Decided to mount an "old school" ALPINE head unit with CD stacker in the boot, cut into the stacker loom found the audio inputs & spliced in a "bluetooth" module. (I tried to make it work without the CD stacker but the head unit needs to see it "plugged in" as to allow it to be selected, "2 days wasted I'll never get back").

Anyway it's a great improvement, works & sounds fantastic, looks stock-ish!

IMG_0559.jpg


IMG_0414.JPG


IMG_0413.jpg


IMG_0412.jpg


IMG_0449.JPG



IMG_0451.JPG


IMG_0416.jpg


IMG_0417.JPG
 
Top