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    How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    I'm getting very low output to the amp with various head units claiming 4V+, now i'm getting minor crackles. I've alway used the factory ground via the factory harness, could this be my problem?

    How is your head unit grounded?







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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    0 Gauge to the battery.










    Factory ****, works fine for me.




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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by shava View Post
    0 Gauge to the battery.
    How do you plan on running 1/0 from tha back of your headunit?



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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    X2, i'm confused with your response??




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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    sarcasm much?



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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by bball09124 View Post
    sarcasm much?
    Sarcasm/Retardation.. meh, same thing.



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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    yeah you need at least 4gauge ground wire for your headunit...dont want it to be a weak point in your system....






























    hahahah, i cant believe more than one person took shava seriously....as long as its a good ground wire (not corroded) you should be fine there...sounds like its a problem with smth else...maybe rcas or your speakers...




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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    I grounded my DEH-P880PRS in the harness and grounded the chassis of the head-unit to the chassis of the car to be safe. But I myself would add another ground to your head-unit and see if it helps, I mean its only a couple minutes time and 50 cents of parts. Also check this thread.... http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=198477
    Good luck with your problem.




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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    I have my 880PRS grounded the same way and have 0 noise.



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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    ..dont all you have to do is connect the ground wire from your harness to the headunit's ground wire? DAMMIT IM NEWBISH!



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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    You can make the ground wire larger than the power wire, but that makes no sense. I have a few things to ground, so I ran 8g to a seat bolt under the carpet. My factory harness has a tiny wire.



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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by blimblam View Post
    ..dont all you have to do is connect the ground wire from your harness to the headunit's ground wire? DAMMIT IM NEWBISH!
    thats all ive ever done and ive never had any problems.....



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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    I ground mine directly to the neg batt terminal with ordinary 12ga automotive wire. But because I'm ****, I also ground the HU chassis to the factory ground (even though I know it's already grounded internally).




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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    Grounded to chassis via 2 16awg (speaker wire) cables




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    Re: How are you guys grounding your head unit?

    where did you ground, the trunk or behind the dash?




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