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How do you hook up subs to factory radio

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A sub woofer or two in a vehicle can make the world of difference in listening to music.

It is very important to match the RMS of your subs to your amp. You want an amp more powerful than your sub, because you don't want your sub to clip.

Clipping is the number one reason of bass distortion. Gather your equipment Amp, Subs, Stereo, and wiring. If you're using an after market head unit, go to an electronics store's stereo department and ask for a wiring harness from your car to the after market head unit. If you have a Chevy and a Sony stereo go to them and tell them you need a Chevy to Sony wiring harness, they will ask you the year of the vehicle and then go pick it off the shelf, these are usually by the install department behind the counter.

Run your amp wires battery, ground.

Figure out where you're going to place the amp, put the beginning of your power red wire there and give it about a foot of wire extra, then begin to hide and run the power wire to under the hood. Run the power wire through the firewall.

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If you need to drill a hole in the fire wall, be careful not to hit anything on the other side and be sure the drilled hole will not cut through your power line. Electrical tape at the entry point will give the wire added protection. Make sure this wire is safe from any moving objects.

Detach the power cable from the battery and attach your amp's power wire to the power cable for your vehicle; leave it unattached. If you bought a kit it comes with an inline fuse, if you didn't, you need to get an inline fuse. Just cut the power wire, insert the inline fuse and reattach. The fuse amperage should match the gauge size.

Place the amp where you want it, then attach the ground black or brown wire to the amp.

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Ground it to a piece of bare metal not painted ; most people unscrew a bolt from a seat attach the wire and screw it on. Lightly sand the contact area to expose clean metal before attaching ground.

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With the converter you get a small box with 2 RCA's coming out and 4 speaker wires out the other. Now for the Remote blue wire. If you're using After market Stereo there will be a blue wire coming from the wire harness in the back, mostly these are How do you hook up subs to factory radio so you have to splice, just snip them and tape off the old end and run your remote wire to your amp.

If you're using your stock head unit you have to purchase a toggle switch that fits your fancy, find a cool place to mount or hide it, from here you want to attach the remote wire to your amp, run it to your toggle, cut it, attach it to one terminal, then attach the end you just cut to another one.

Then run the remote wire back to the amp and cut it there leaving a foot or so of extra cable. This will come into play later. Use a capacitor to prevent voltage drops caused by deep bass hits, i. Get your capacitor as close to the amp as possible, and use the same ground as you did for the amp. Have your power wire taunt and find out where your cap. How do you hook up subs to factory radio cannot just plug it in; you must charge it first with a resistor, use a 1k ohm resistor because they do not get as hot, it only takes a few seconds to charge, do not do this bare handed.

You want to ground your cap. Run the power wire to your amp. If you have a stock stereo and you have the remote wire there you want to in twine the remote wire with the power wire before inserting in the power slot for amp. The remote wire tells the amp to turn on. Make sure you always turn off your amp when you leave your car, it will overheat and drain your battery.


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