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I'm trying to figure out if I should use the RCA cables or the speaker wire when replacing my Nissan Xterra OEM stero. ... stereo

Mechanic's Assistant: Is this an aftermarket stereo, or did it come with the car?

It came with the car. I just got a Pioneer double-DIN to replace it.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Xterra?

2013

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Xterra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Haven't tried anything yet. I have the wiring harnesses and am about to solder all the wires. My concern is that I thought the Rockford Fosgate had its own power amp, under the seat.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Nope. Thank you.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Hey there, if you have the RF system it should have the amplifier. All the speaker wires run through the amp and therefore you need the amp - on signal for it to work. Did you not buy the quick connectors? your going to wire it yourself?

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