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      05-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Technic View Post
Mike... that OEM amp will not work in that car without extra parts and custom wiring. The OP's is in exactly the same situation as yours: the current EPS OEM amp in the car is the old version, the one that you got is the latest version with the power separated from the 20-pin connector.
Oh wow... so there are three different AMPs then?

I just took the bottom portion off, and it says the same thing as his except it says "TOP-HIFI M F07 Verst"

So I guess they made an additional change? Looks like the plugs based on his pictures are similar, whereas the Enhanced Premium AMP in my 2008 looks completely different visually and where the connectors are too.

Thanks for chiming in on the thread - anyone who is looking for audio info on these cars should look no futher than Technic, the man knows his stuff!

And to the OP - an analogy for you: Would you buy a Ferrari 458 Italia and put $100 tires on it? The audio system in your car is quite good, the differences between the Enhanced premium and standard system are far and wide. Putting in a cheap solution is a serious waste of the wiring and speakers (and design of everything) already installed in your car. Your kids will thank you later, put a proper factory AMP back in it and call it a day.
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