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03-15-2011, 03:41 AM #1
Where in the hell is the monsoon amp located at looking at striping the cars stereo and putting good stuff in.
03-17-2011, 07:30 AM #2
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
- NE Indiana
- 1998 Trans Am WS6 'Vert
I don't know for sure since my '98 'vert didn't have a Monsoon option available. But if it isn't in the spare tire well, it might be up under the dash or in the same location as in the coupes (wherever that is).
Yeah I know. Thanks for nothing. But I figured something was better than a simple "TTT".
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03-17-2011, 11:51 PM #3
The amp is located in the trunk area attached to the inside of the passenger side rear quarter just ahead of the spare tire. Pop the trunk and look around where the antenna comes through and you'll see it. Easiest to work with once you remove the spare tire. Remove the hold down bolt then wiggle gently until it clears.
03-18-2011, 10:52 AM #4
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03-24-2011, 09:52 AM #5
ok now that i know where that is how do you get the rear speakers out i dont see any screws in the panels but i dont just want to try ripping them out and does anybody know the size of those.
03-24-2011, 03:25 PM #6
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- Westchester, NY
- 1996 Camaro Z28 vert
They are 6 1/2. You need to remove the panel. All you need is a torx driver for the seat latch and a phillips head screwdriver. Be careful when choosing speakers. If they are too deep then the top mechanism will hit when you put the top down.
03-30-2011, 03:30 AM #7
Okay newer old question i cannot find those damn infinity speakers anymore for a price i would pay for 2ohm speakers. So what i want to know has anybody did a complete switch of speakers and amp in a vert i haven't seen one yet and the rear panel advice thats good stuff never would have thought about that until i pulled the panel.
03-30-2011, 04:51 AM #8
IMHO.. Your best bet is to take the Monsoon out and throw it off a wall..
Then, replace it with any after market HU..
Less headache and will sound better..
I have a 15-16 year old Sony CD player in my 20 year old car that sounds 100x better than the Monsoontobebroken that's in my 01 Camaro..
Paint rubbed off the number buttons and most of the face luminations are burned out too.. Quality unit..
I can still clearly see the numbers on my anchient Sony HU, and everthing still lights up..
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03-30-2011, 05:34 AM #9
03-31-2011, 06:45 PM #10
You might also want to check out Kee Audio. They aren't a sponsor so I can't post a link but they have specific packages of replacement stereo parts for our Monsoon based systems. They cover 3rd and 4th gen F Bodies.
03-31-2011, 07:03 PM #11
Well for all you guys that have all these crappy horrible soon to be broken monsoon headunits,,,,please send them all my way free of charge then please,,,because they can't possibly be worth anything
03-31-2011, 08:13 PM #12
But like every single GM stock unit I have ever had, they die sooner than later.
Or aspects of the unit would just quit working..
But as far as sound goes..
Most would agree, a Monsoon is far from top shelve..
Like I was sayin', I have an achient Sony HU..
It has a tiny built in amp pushing 2 lousy (4ohm) 3-way 6x9's...
Yet STILL sounds 100% better or "richer" which ever you prefer..
04-01-2011, 01:37 AM #13
Yea I sold mine that didn't work the dude said he could fix them!!!
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04-01-2011, 07:01 AM #14
I was never that much of a sounds freak when it comes to stereos. It plays music and I can hear it,,,that's about as far as it goes. For that,,,the Monsoon does it's job for me.
Never had one die on me with 4 of these cars, my wife loves the 12 disc changer feature controlled through the head unit, she loves the button controls on the steering wheel. I also like the larger buttons and ease of operation, very simple to use it, easy to read, and I also like the stock appearance.
I've got a couple cars with more complicated aftermarket head units,,and they are fine for their intended purpose,,,and yes some of those I have are more than 20 years old,,,,but can they make these damn buttons any smaller and harder to read??? Everytime I need to change settings I have to get the manual out,,and it's 50 pages long,,,for a friggin radio???
So ya,,,,you can see why I'm on both sides of the fence when it comes to this stuff.
04-10-2011, 08:04 PM #15
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- Newport, RI
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04-11-2011, 08:44 AM #16
Love the stock head unit though. Very easy to operate and change settings. I disconnect the battery and the only thing I have to set is the clock, it keeps all the other settings and stations intact, which is nice.
None of my aftermarket head units do that. I have to go back through and reset the equalizer, the stations, treble and base, fade and balance etc..because it's all computerized settings...It's a friggin 30 minute process. Ugh....
Last edited by Firebirdjones; 04-11-2011 at 08:47 AM.
04-11-2011, 09:17 AM #17
04-11-2011, 09:19 AM #18
I would have kept my head unit if the damn thing didnt go bad a week after i got the car and it was just as cheap for me to get a new head unit as to get a monsoon factory unit so i got one i can just hook my ipod up to works out great for me!!
04-11-2011, 02:27 PM #19
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