I was curious as to what connectors you had to have to make this work? Do the stock connectors work or did they come with the amp or did you have to use something else. I was wanting something as "plug and play" as possible. Also did you reuse the stock mounting bracket on the new amp or did you mount it some other way? Sorry for all the questions but this mod could definately be a huge benefit for some people not wanting to "go all out". Thanks for any help given.
Ok I'm gonna try and break each question down seperately so that you don't get confused...
On the stock infinity amp there's two connectors, I believe on does power/ input from the head unit plus constant 12V and the other is for the output to the speakers.
For the Blaupunkt amp (if you DO NOT have the Infinity system), you can buy a wiring harness that plugs into your stock wiring connectors which inturn have connectors that plug into the amp, so that is a direct plug-n-play. Link to list of wiring harnesses: http://www.blaupunkt.com/de/download...ste_250407.pdf
However, they do not make a harness for the dakota owners with infinity system so you have to do some wiring yourself... if you have the original infinity head unit the amp comes with a connector to plug with Cinch input... if you have an aftermarket head unit with direct amp setup there are plug in terminal for your wires.
Sorry to say, but the stock amp brackets are not usable when trying to place the Blaupunkt amp in the stock amp location. Main reason is dimensions (stock:8 1/8" x 5 7/8" x 1 9/16" , Blaupunkt: 11.3" x 6.3" x 1.7"). I had to get my Dad to draw me up a bracket and he has a machinist buddy which machined out the bracket. Made them out of high grade aluminum. But was able to use the original bolts and bolt holes.
I will be doing the same set up on my new 03 Dakota I'm trading my blue 01 Dakota for. It is an Inifinity system setup. If anybody wants me to, I'll gladly post a thread with instructions and photos of the setup to help if anyone is thinking of this setup.
If you have any other questions or conserns don't hesitate to ask me. I actually enjoy electrical work and will gladly help anyone with any problems.