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Retro Fitting Bose Unit?

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I've been offered a Bose speaker upgrade unit for my 2001 S (UK car). I think it's a good deal but I just want to check that it is possible to retro fit this unit.

The head unit is standard (CDR22 I think). My car hasn't even got the door speakers and I can only describe the sound quality as shameful!!

I am presuming I will need an amp to drive the unit (car has no amp at present) but is there anything I particularly need to avoid/purchase?

Will it be an easy job installing the unit-I'm ok with a bit of electronics but I am no auto electrician.

Many thanks!


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  • 3 weeks later...

I'm no master tech, but after fooling around w/ the stereo on my boxster, I can give you some advice:

1) The CDR-22 can hook up to just about any amp. I would, however, suggest changing out the head unit as well. The becker head units are terrible, have poor service, and are outdated as far as features.

2) Since you don't have door speakers, you have some other work beyond hooking up the electronics. I believe it entails some hole cutting in order to get the speakers into the doors (or at least into the door interior).

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