ok, i installed a sub and amp in my new car, and am having some minor issues. first, here's my setup...
12" mtx sub.
300rms (600max) kenwood amp.
power lead connected directly to battery.
remote turn on lead tapped into existing wire in trunk.
speaker signal tapped at factory amp output to rear speakers (speaker level inputs used).
ground bolted in trunk (tested for good connection).
sound through speakers and sub are clear with no interference or distortion.
here are my problems (all problems occur within first minute or two after startup)...
seatbelt chime is delayed and distorted (i suspect due to the amp turning on).
CD player AND radio skips 2 times a couple of minutes after starting the car, but is fine thereafter.
SOMETIMES, the stereo does not start when the car is started (even though it was left on when the car was turned off), and when this happens, it takes 2 presses of the on/off button to turn it on.
SOMETIMES (only within first 5 minutes or so after startup), the simulated ticking sound through the speakers for the turn signal gets "confused" and does not tick with the blinking signal light, but will eventually "catch up" and get in sync.
after the first 5 minutes or so, i have no problems, so it leads me to believe my connections are good. my only guess is that the turning on of the amp is putting a strain on the electrical system, but this happens even though my stereo is off...so i fail to see how just the powering of the amp is putting that much of a strain. i have gotten no help from the other websites...if you have knowledge in this area, PLEASE help me!