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    Lights dimming from amp?

    Hey guys, I just recently had a viper 1200d amp and 2 10inch w7s installed in my 2004 Ion2.

    I was testing it out in my driveway and I had the engine running, I turned on the interior light and headlights, I pumped it up and the lights started to dim everytime the bass hit.

    What should I do?

    Btw, the battery is in the trunk, longer line to alternator means less power?

    Should I just get a capacitator?

    Thanks alot!

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    Re: Lights dimming from amp?

    what gauge are you using for power wire...

    have you upgraded your magic three yet...




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    Re: Lights dimming from amp?

    4 gauge power wire.

    I have not done the magic 3, nor do i know how to.




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    Re: Lights dimming from amp?

    1. add a fused wire (of wire's max ampacity) from battery+ to alternator+

    2. add another ground wire from battery- to chassis.

    3. add another ground wire from engine block to chassis

    wires should be probably at least 4ga

    pretty simple...eh?



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    Re: Lights dimming from amp?

    I installed a stinger hyper 4 gauge wiring kit, i have the fuse that came with that connected to the battery and amp.

    When I install another ground from battery, should it be from the postive on the battery?

    Im a super noob! sorry

    when grounding a wire from the engine to chasis, where do i connect it?

    do you have any pics?

    i really appreciate it!




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    Re: Lights dimming from amp?

    ya i want to see you try to install a ground wire to the + of the battery. . . buzzzzzz




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    Re: Lights dimming from amp?

    Negitive is the ground... so either the - Or black. Depends on how you look at it.




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    Re: Lights dimming from amp?

    http://forum.sounddomain.com/forum/u...c;f=5;t=007801


    best theard there is on that subject.



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