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Amp I have a amp iam trying to hook up but i want to keep my factory head unit,1. does my unit have rca's or not 2. if not how do i hook up my amp with out them ? I have a 2000 dodge durango. its not infinity

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Yes, a line-out converter should do it.

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If its the factory radio more likely it dont have RCAs ..You will need a 'speaker to line level adaptor" ..This has 3 or 4 wires at one end and RCAs at the other.simply connect a left and right set from behind radio or from rear speakers into left and right sets on adaptor ..then connect your RCA cables side to amplifier using RCA wires.

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