Re: New to the forum and to all this car audio stuff.
Well, I've never hooked up regular speakers & amps before, but I have hooked up subs & amps, and that's not too hard. I imagine it shouldn't be that hard to do the speakers either. Those who have installed speakers before - do you just take out the old speaker and connect the wire to your new speaker? I would think that's it. Anyways, hooking up your subs is pretty easy.
You take your power wire and connect it to the positive terminal on your battery. Then you find somewhere you can run it back to your amp (preferrably through your firewall). The thing that will take the most time is figuring out how you want to hide the wires. You may want to take our your seat and possibly get it under the carpet...there are several options. Then for the ground, you run it from your amp to, preferrable, your chassis. What I did was drill a hole through my chassis, sand it down to get the paint off, and then slip a bolt through, with my ground wire attached, and fasten a nut on to the underside. Then all you have left is your RCA cables and your remote wire, which signals your amp to turn on when your head unit turns on. Simply take out your head unit far enough so that you can reach the back of it. Then plug your RCA cables in to your set of RCA outs - possibly only one set, or there may even be a set labeled subwoofers - not familar with your head unit. Also, you need to splice your remote 'turn-on' wire into the one that goes to your head unit. I think it's the same color, maybe light blue or something, not sure. After that though, you're pretty much done. Just run the speaker wire to your sub and you should be set.
And at the worst, if there's more to the speaker install than I guessed, you could atleast install the sub & amp, then maybe have them do the speakers if there is more difficulty. Ask us all the questions you need to, we can help a bunch.
- John (AIM - ViolatorJF)
2000 Dodge Neon
DEH-P9300, JBL BP600.1, eD15A.22 in 2.5^3ft sealed