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Hey guys,

Picking up my new Quadrifoglio today and was going to have it tinted asap and was wondering if the amp damage through water runoff is still an issue. Thanks in advance.
 

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Yes!

If you can, disconnect the amp harness and wrap up what you can. Cover the amp connection panel too. Pack towels on the rear window shelf to absorb the runoff.

Have you thought about the stock tint? Maybe only the front side windows need to be tinted?
 

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Thanks for the reply! I want to go darker than the stock tints all around and Alfa Romeo dealership won't go beyond legal tints. I will let the shop know, they usually do high end cars so I'm sure they will make sure there is no damage. What side is the amp on? Thank you!
 

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Here is a photo of the amp with the newly added sleeve (other photo is just in front of it).
When I had mine tinted I took the outside cover off and put a towel over the amp.
I asked the installer to use caution (not too much water).
Upon completion, the towel was definitely a bit wet.
I believe the sleeve would have prevented any moisture intrusion but better to be safe than sorry.

Mike
 

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Excellent! See this is what the Aflisti and interested buyers need to see. That is a clear production response and solution from Alfa Romeo. Thanks guys!
 
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Thanks for the reply! I want to go darker than the stock tints all around and Alfa Romeo dealership won't go beyond legal tints. I will let the shop know, they usually do high end cars so I'm sure they will make sure there is no damage. What side is the amp on? Thank you!
Just talked about this with the shop that does my after-market tinting. He said "yeah, I remember a number of years ago we had to do the same thing with some of the BMWs". So as long as you point out the amp and your concerns, the guys who have been doing this for a while will take good care of you.
Also, REALLY nice to know that Alfa Romeo is addressing the potential pitfalls and not just making changes at the model year.
 

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My tint shop mentioned that when they pulled up the templates for the Giulia window there was a giant warning in large red caps about covering the amp to avoid burning it out.
 

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Hey guys. Thanks for all the info. Much appreciated and will pass this on. Here's the beauty in the garage. Amazing machine. On my way home caught a whole family of 4 staring at the car as the drove by at the light. All their mouths open in awe and wonder and confusion. Was amazing.
 

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Wow thanks! Guys, we are making a difference! :D
 

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Is this still an issue in the 2019 models?
There is a cover on the HK amp now, I confirmed because I didn't want to take a chance and took the trunk apart to check. I placed some extra towels in there and told my tint guy not to use much water on the back but surprisingly some did make it to the towel I placed on the amp. I wouldn't worry too much about it since it wasn't enough water to cause any issues and there is a cover that will deflect any water.
 

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There is a cover on the HK amp now, I confirmed because I didn't want to take a chance and took the trunk apart to check. I placed some extra towels in there and told my tint guy not to use much water on the back but surprisingly some did make it to the towel I placed on the amp. I wouldn't worry too much about it since it wasn't enough water to cause any issues and there is a cover that will deflect any water.
Awesome! I wanna check myself. What’s the best way to go in and check to see if the amp has the cover?
 

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Awesome! I wanna check myself. What’s the best way to go in and check to see if the amp has the cover?
On the driver's side of the trunk you need to remove all the clips in the felt liner and the plastic cover part where the trunk latches and pull it back to take a peak. I didn't pull it completely off. It should have a black fabric pouch like thing over it
 

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On the driver's side of the trunk you need to remove all the clips in the felt liner and the plastic cover part where the trunk latches and pull it back to take a peak. I didn't pull it completely off. It should have a black fabric pouch like thing over it
Ok, thanks! Got any tips on DIY tools to pry those panel clips out? I'm not savvy at all when it comes to anything automotive lol
 

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Ok, thanks! Got any tips on DIY tools to pry those panel clips out? I'm not savvy at all when it comes to anything automotive lol
You will want one of those plastic trim removal tools that has the fork for removing those clips. They are plastic there is a good chance they will break so be prepared for that. (I managed to get them all off without breaking any so it can be done and they do seem a bit better then previous cars I have worked on)

The one has a string attached to it so don't pull it all the way out just leave it since your not removing the whole felt liner.

Also the plastic part at the rear bumper where the trunk closes is a pain in the ass to get off i was afraid I was going to break it haha. I believe there was a video I found on someone removing those parts so you can see how its done but that was a while ago
 

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You will want one of those plastic trim removal tools that has the fork for removing those clips. They are plastic there is a good chance they will break so be prepared for that. (I managed to get them all off without breaking any so it can be done and they do seem a bit better then previous cars I have worked on)

The one has a string attached to it so don't pull it all the way out just leave it since your not removing the whole felt liner.

Also the plastic part at the rear bumper where the trunk closes is a pain in the ass to get off i was afraid I was going to break it haha. I believe there was a video I found on someone removing those parts so you can see how its done but that was a while ago
Oh f***, I'm getting all sorts of anxiety reading this. I'm always afraid I'm going to break something. I'll see what I can do. Worst case, I'm just gonna tell the specialists on Wednesday what they need to do and hopefully they already know how to do this if they need to get to it. I've already told them about it yesterday.

Like I implied, I do have a 2019 model so I'm still assuming that it has the cover on it. Still being extra cautious.
 
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