Nope, none connected to each other. Just 16 wires coming out of that aftermarket plug each with about 3" of wire going nowhere other than the 2 I had attached to a speaker. I actually tested previously to be sure the amp didn't need something on every pin, so that should rule out the load requirement. Poor connection on the pins is possible though, even though the connector is very tight.Probably a dumb question, but were any of the wires that you cut connected to each other? Maybe the amp needs to see a certain load, or poor connection on the pins? Just guesses...
I would have thought the same, but initially when I tested I only had one aftermarket speaker on the factory amp, nothing else on any other pin/wire, so the load would not have mattered. When I first tried and the connector was not fully seated, it didn't work, but after removing wires and checking again I made sure it was fully in place.I believe that the original amplifier needs to have the load from the speakers to start. Just try to connect the wires from your connector to the original connector and see if this is the case.
I'll look into that, doesn't seem like an inexpensive piece of the puzzle, but if it works it may be worth it.When it comes to a MOST-interface, I have replaced my original amplifier with a Helix SDMI25 in a Volvo V70 -14. Seems like it should work with at least some V60s as well.
No hate here, I've not yet ran the cable to the battery, its just tucked under there for now. Do you have instructions on removing it? ThanksAnd, (You will hate me for this) that plastic sheet under the wipers is probably 5-10 minutes to remove.
Have a look at 3:40 into this one.No hate here, I've not yet ran the cable to the battery, its just tucked under there for now. Do you have instructions on removing it? Thanks