this is where I am now:
removed all the trunk lining
loosened some wiring harnesses
found the 4 10mm nuts holding the amp in place (it is over and behind the battery on my coupe)
removed and unplugged amp
attached heavy duty 12v 8 guage wires to battery and ground
routed existing amp connector harness to front of the battery for easy access
put all the lining back in.
so I have this dead amp with a connector in situ. I plan to rip out theconnector, solder new leads to it and run them to the new amps for both inputs (low level) and outputs (amplified)
here is what I see on the connector on the amp which has tiny numbers for each pin:
1. BROWN 10. YELLOW 18. YELLOW/BLACK
2. BROWN/BLACK 11. WHITE 19. WHITE/BLACK
3. VIOLET 12. EMPTY 20. EMPTY
4. VIOLET/BLACK 13. BLUE 21. BLUE/BLACK
5. GREY 14. WHITE/ORANGE 22. PINK
6. GREY/BLACK 15. EMPTY 23. EMPTY
7 GREEN 16. EMPTY 24. EMPTY
8. GREEN/BLACK 17. EMPTY 25. EMPTY
9. RED BLANK SPACE 26. BLACK
I believe, but hope one of you guys (gals?) can clarify the following:
1-8 being small guage wires are probably right and left front and rear low level inputs (but I don't know which is which and that is a proble.
9 is a large guage red wire which must be +12V
10/18, 11/19, 13/21 and 14/22 are larger guage wire pairs which are likely the amplified outputs to the speakers and 26 is a large guage black wire for -12v.
If anyone can shed more light on these, ie: which pair is which pair I can solder up a replacement loom to the scavagned connector from the blown amp and wire up my new amp/subwoofer pretty easily. Thanks again for your help.