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Have you added running lights? Headlamps? Perhaps some spinners?
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By Miricalegdad
#124843
Got tired of the low quality of the radio in the Escalade so I had some stuff laying around the garage and decided to upgrade my granddaughters stereo system.
So I had this stuff laying around. A computer speaker. A speaker set from a home entertainment system that craped out. And two crossovers from some cabinet speakers that blew.
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This is the rear view of before modifications.
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This is the rear view of the speaker box.
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Taking apart the first speaker for installation. I didn't realize it at this point but the speaker grill was going to be purposed. These are 30 watt speakers
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I got lucky and the speakers fit perfectly where the original speakers were.
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This is her car coming apart with the speaker box and seats removed
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This is the front side of the dash before modifications
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I used the computer speaker front as a guide to drill the holes in the dash.
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Here is the top view of the computer speaker circuit board.
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This is the bottom view of the computer speaker amplifier board.
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This is the board with wires soldered to the audio outputs and power section.
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This is the dash with the computer amplifier board installed.
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Here is the dash with one tweeter speaker installed
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Here is the dash with the two tweeter speakers installed.
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Time to mount the sub. Didn't want rattling so i used rubber washers that are used for pluming seats to cushion the vibration
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Here is the sub installed.
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Needed grills for the tweeters in the front didn't want toddler fingers ripping the speakers. Here is a fabricated frame made with a wire hanger.
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Here is the frame and the removed grill cloth
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Installing the grill cloth on the wire frame with hot glue
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Here is the completed dash.
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Here is under the hood wiring with sub, midrange, and tweeter speakers wired to the crossovers.
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Here is under the Hood with the batteries installed
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Last edited by Miricalegdad on Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:07 pm, edited 5 times in total.
#124881
The computer amp was not enough..... so
Got this amp working now it is time to install it into the Power wheels.....over kill?
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Needed a platform to mount the amp under the seat. so I fabricated this from the rest of the sub enclosure.
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Moved the battery location to the motor box added another 2 6volt batteries
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Here is the platform I fabricated installed under the passenger seat. If you look closely you will see that there are rubber washers placed there to absorb the bass vibration because of the proximity to the sub.
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Here are the batteries wired up for twelve volts parallel (red wire). I have a 6 volt tap (orange wire) for future modifications.
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Here is the amp wiring with the connections to the fuse holders.
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Here is the wiring channel with all the wires running from the back to the front. pretty packed in there.
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if this was the black escalade I would call it Stockade (transformers decepticon) bacause it still looks stock.
Last edited by Miricalegdad on Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#124977
Was pretty warm today I had some thermal issues with the amp
Zip tied these 12v fans togeather.
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Mounted them and wired them to the remote on the amp. When the amp is on they are on.
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Here are the fans with the seat down. Forcing circulation from the cavity over the amp.
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Last edited by Miricalegdad on Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#126210
Power wheels modification update: Umm....keyed ignition, real radio, and remote kill. It has become a sickness.

Keyed Ignition from Tractor Supply.
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Here is the ignition switch installed.
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Here is the rear view of the ignition switch installed
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Had to fabricate a face plate for the gap that the real radio will make.
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Here is the face plate installed with the single din frame.
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Rewired the amp it now only has to push the sub.
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Here is the view of the radio install from under the dash
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Here is radio installed.
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This is the remote kill switch it was designed to turn on and off farm irrigation equipment.
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Here is the brake line tap for the remote kill (as well as the brake lights in the near future).
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Here is the view of the distribution block that was moved to accommodate the stereo outputs. The black relay is controlled by the keyswitch. The gray relay is for the remote kill.
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The kill switch installed with a charge port for the rear batteries.
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Here is the radio with face plate and key switch installed.

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https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152340782988457&set=vb.555843456&type=2&theater
above is the link to the video of the stereo on.
Last edited by Miricalegdad on Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:39 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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By Miricalegdad
#126294
Just added Brake lights I used http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Alpena-24-in-MaxLED-light/_/N-25cd?itemIdentifier=327395&_requestid=19291638 from Autozone and cut them down to size.]

Drilled a hole for the wires for tail lights

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Here are the tail lights soldered in.
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Hot glued the contacts
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Tail lights placed.
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Here are the tail lights with the covers in place
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This is a photo of the relay section the relay on the left is the relay that controls the brake lights
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Here is what the tail light look like on
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https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152345314303457&set=vb.555843456&type=3&theater
here is a video with the brake lights turning on and off with the pedal.
Last edited by Miricalegdad on Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:49 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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By Miricalegdad
#126563
Headlights:


This is the front of the Caddy with no modifications.
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Here is the plastic headlights from the front.
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Here are the plastic headlights from the back.
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I needed an entry hole for the head lights wires.
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Here is the back view of the head lights frames with the lights installed. I used http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Alpena-6-in-LED-Spot-Lite/_/N-261j?itemIdentifier=111799_0_0_
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Here they are installed and off.
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Here is a view of the headlights on.
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Here is another view of the headlights on.
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Yet another view of the headlights on.
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Here are the headlights in the dark.
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Here are the tail lights in the dark.
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Rewired the lights to have separate taillights and brakelights.
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Here is what the headlight wiring looks under the hood.(Towards the front of the vehicle.)
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Here is miracle enjoying her car with the lights.
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Last edited by Miricalegdad on Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By Miricalegdad
#127642
Lights Switch

Updated the lighting system to turn on with a lighted switch instead of on with the key switch.

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lights off

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lights on

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Last edited by Miricalegdad on Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By Miricalegdad
#127781
The Horn
Added a horn to the power wheels
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Before modifying the steering wheel
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after modification
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drilled holes in the steering wheel for the buttons
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buttons installed
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button wiring
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threading through bottom half of steering wheel
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Horns installed
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used a spring to make the steering wheel cap the horn button. Had to fabricate inserts to push the buttons.
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video
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152438070033457
Last edited by Miricalegdad on Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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