Philips Car Active Subwoofer

Recently I’ve earned some extra ringgit from the stock market and I decided to reward myself with a new toy, Philips Underseat Car Active Subwoofer CSM1000/00 that cost me RM730 including the RCA cables from the car accessories shop. I’ve installed the car active subwoofer into my GT Street Toyota Vios.

Philips Car Active Subwoofer CSM1000/00

Philips Car Active Subwoofer CSM1000/00

Initially I would like to DIY to install this Philips Car Active Subwoofer CSM1000/00 by myself, but I realized the installation process is quite complex and time consuming, as it would take me one whole day time for the installation. So I decided to let the car accessories shop worker do the installation for me instead.

I’ve captured the photos of the installation steps.

There are 2 major items required to be removed :
a) USB/CD player from the Toyota Vios dashboard
b) Driver seat

Remove the USB/CD player from the Toyota Vios Dashboard

Step 1: Remove the V-panel dashboard and top board from Toyota Vios dashboard:

Toyota Vios Panel Taken Off

Toyota Vios Panel Taken Off

Step 2: Loosen up the air conditioner vent panel.

Loose up the air con panel on Toyota Vios Dashboard

Loose up the air con panel on Toyota Vios Dashboard

Step 3: Remove the 4 screws that are attached to the USB/CD player.

Step 4: Take out the USB/CD player and connect the RCA cables from the USB/CD player to the Philips Active Subwoofer.

connect RCA cables to CD/USB Player

connect RCA cables to CD/USB Player

Step 5: Now we are going to connect the RCA cables to the Philips Active Subwoofer. Before that, we need to remove the driver seat to set up the wiring.

Remove Driver Seat in Toyota Vios

Step 6:  Remove the driver seat by unscrewing the 4 nuts that attaching the seat to the car’s floor. The nuts are tightened with by the manufacturer and are very tight. The spend some time on removing the 4 nuts.

Remove the driver seat from Toyota Vios

Remove the driver seat from Toyota Vios

Step 7: Next, connect the RCA cables to the Philips Active Subwoofer and perform some wire dressing under the driver seat.

Connect RCA cables and Power cable to the Philips Active Subwoofer

Connect RCA cables and Power cable to the Philips Active Subwoofer

Installation of Philips Active Subwoofer into Toyota Vios 2

Installation of Philips Active Subwoofer into Toyota Vios 2

Installation of Philips Active Subwoofer into Toyota Vios

Installation of Philips Active Subwoofer into Toyota Vios

Step 8: Connect the Power cable from the Philips Active Subwoofer to the car battery.

Power Source Cable from Philips Active Subwoofer to the car battery

Power Source Cable from Philips Active Subwoofer to the car battery

Step 9: Test out the Philips Active Subwoofer to ensure that everything is working.

Step 10: Install back the driver seat and the panel dashboard.

Philips Active Subwoofer CSM1000/00 is under the driver seat of Toyota Vios

Philips Active Subwoofer CSM1000/00 is under the driver seat of Toyota Vios

Good effect! The bass effect is strong and exceed my expectation. The whole Toyota Vios is ‘shaking’ when the bass sound is playing. Now I love my car even more!

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Kelvin Ang

Kelvin Ang helped his dad to repair his family car together during his younger day, and he has grew up to be an automotive enthusiast ever since then. He also loves to drive his beloved family members and friends to every outing. Seeing them smiling throughout the journey in the car is priceless moment for him.

7 thoughts on “Philips Underseat Car Active Subwoofer CSM1000/00 Installation on Toyota Vios 2010”

  1. Vince says:

    Hey there, do you know where can I get this product? I can’t search it on anywhere. Currently I’m using MBQ active subwoofer but were not impressed by it.

    1. Kelvin Ang says:

      Hi Vince,
      Thanks for dropped by and comment to us.
      This is obsolete product, i guess not easy to find it 🙁

  2. Wayne says:

    Nice, how much did the shop charge you for labor fee?

    1. Kelvin Ang says:

      Hi Wayne,
      The subwoofer itself cost me RM760, included the labor fee…

  3. Izlan says:

    Looks good! Am browsing for an active sub as well. How’s yours so far? Care to give a mini review about this sub? Maybe some comparison to other active subs like steelmate etc, if you’ve had such experiences of course.

    1. Kelvin says:

      Hi Izlan,
      thanks for drop by! This active subwoofer is impressive! It able to provide solid bass sound with wide ranging (50Hz to 125Hz) and the sound is really able to shake the whole car!

      I can’t really compared this active subs to other sub because I never use other brand before, but I do sit my friends car with MBQ active sub, obviously the sound is not solid and crystal clear as my active subs. Anyhow, there is other factor affect this sound quality too especially the Head Unit (Player) that you are using!

      This active subs with 550W definitely produce much stronger and deeper bass if compared to normal active subs.

      I hope I helped you, let me know if you want to to know more 🙂

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