How To Add a Subwoofer to a Bose Stereo

Most days you are in your car to or off from work. And the only way to make this a bearable experience every single time is by listening to some really nice and soothing music. There are days though that you just want to pump up the sound system of your car, but end up disappointed as you do not get to listen to the bass sounds from your Bose stereo. The best way to address this problem would be to add a subwoofer to your already installed Bose stereo. Here's how:

  1. Purchase a subwoofer that would be suitable to the already fitted Bose stereo system in your car. After market sound systems come in different shapes and sizes. Finding a subwoofer that would actually be a match in size and power to the currently installed Bose stereo system in your car may be a little difficult. This is especially true if there are not enough shops that sell after market car stereo systems in your area. Your best bet for this case would be to shop around on the Web to find the best fit. Aside from the subwoofer, it is recommended that you acquire a separate amplifier so as to maximize the sound output of the subwoofer.
  2. Do the preparations for adding a subwoofer to a Bose stereo. Since you will be dealing with the electrical components of your car, it would be prudent to take all the necessary precautions to avoid injuring yourself in the process of adding a subwoofer to a Bose stereo. Always make sure that you cut off the power supply that goes through all the electrical components of your car by disengaging the ground cable first.
  3. Set up the subwoofer in the desired location of your car. Select the best location to put in the subwoofer. Recommended locations in the car would be underneath the back seat, or beneath the dashboard if there is an empty space, or at the trunk. Just make sure that you do not damage the car's interior when you do the installation of the subwoofer.
  4. Hook up the subwoofer to the Bose stereo sound system. Have all of the wires that came in the box when you purchased the subwoofer and the amplifier. Hook up the subwoofer and amplifier by inserting the red-colored wire to the positive terminals of each machine. Meanwhile, the black-colored wire should be hooked up to the negative terminals of the subwoofer and the amplifier. Finally, hook up the amplifier-subwoofer addition to the Bose stereo setup using an RCA cable connector.

Modifying your car may be grounds for denied manufacturer's warranty. You also risk damaging the interiors of your car if you are not that adept at doing such installation projects. Hiring a professional would be your best bet if this is the case.


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