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Old 05-26-2004, 08:56 PM   #1
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Well as some of you know, I got my system. I just have to install it. I have to order my amp install kit still, but I had a couple of wiring questions. I think I am going to go through my firewall in the same spot I put my angel eyes through... then I want to go along the dash and run the wires along the driver'* side flooring. How do I take off those plastic pieces that connect to the carpeting? Also, how to I get into my trunk from there... there are going to be quite a few wires running through there (power, audio RCA cables, remote turn on, gain controll)? Thanks for any help, and pictures would help even more!
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Make sure you run your power on the opposite side of your RCA and speaker wires, you can get interference from the power cables. You can get the wire into the trunk where the backrest and bottom of the back seat meet, the wire will come into the trunk in the corners. As for the trim along the doors you need to be VERY cautious. I just pulled mine back a little so that I could get the wire through.
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Usually they pop off enough to run the wires...
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Make sure you run your power on the opposite side of your RCA and speaker wires, you can get interference from the power cables.
Wait are you saying that I have to run the power on the passanger side and the RCA on the driver or visa vera?
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yes....run the power on the drivers side and rca on passenger...i learned from mistakes on my lumina...ran both on one side and i could here the alternator at idle through the speakers

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I kept power ont he pass side the whole time. RCA'* thru the drivers. Power cables aren't always long enough to go accross the whole car from the battery
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yes....run the power on the drivers side and rca on passenger...i learned from mistakes on my lumina...ran both on one side and i could here the alternator at idle through the speakers
So THAT'* what causes that!! I always wondered about that annoyiong "whine" in my speakers in my first car (many systems ago)... I was never able to figure it out. Thanks for the info.
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RCA'* thru the drivers. Power cables aren't always long enough to go accross the whole car from the battery
This is what I was thinking... does it matter what side I put the remote turn on... um... on? I also have remote gain controll where should that one go?

I was thinking of it like this:
Driver - RCA and remote gain
Passanger - power and remote turn on

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RCA'* thru the drivers. Power cables aren't always long enough to go accross the whole car from the battery
This is what I was thinking... does it matter what side I put the remote turn on... um... on? I also have remote gain controll where should that one go?

I was thinking of it like this:
Driver - RCA and remote gain
Passanger - power and remote turn on

Thanks!
I keep the remote turn on away from the power, just so there'* no jumping, or accidental turn on. It'* so low in power that it doesn't affect signal. I'd say run your setup, or run both remote wires with the RCA. Just see what Kind of room you have. And watch the clearance for pedals!
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What do I have to worry about clearing the pedals?
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