Closed Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Reload Thread: Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

  1. #1
    ZDudas's Avatar
    ZDudas is offline Member



    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

    This is how I wired mine. Twisted the two matching wires together, crimped it with a crimp cap. Then got them all together and electrical taped the ***** out of them so no moisture can enter. What do you think? Post up how you did yours too.





    The black one goes to the Pioneer deck, and the white on goes to the stock electrical harness.




  2. Likes West liked this post



  3. #2
    maylar's Avatar
    maylar is offline Electrical Weenie



    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Connecticut
    Age
    62
    Posts
    3,433
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)

    Re: Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

    Normally I solder them and cover each with a short piece of heatshrink then a bigger heatshrink over them all. This eliminates the big bulge from crimp connectors. But your method looks clean enough to me.



    dave
    ----------
    1999 Buick Park Ave Ultra
    Head Unit: JVC KWHDR720
    EQ: Audiocontrol EQL
    Front Stage: Hybrid Audio Technologies Imagine 5.25 mids, Morel Maximo tweets
    Sub Stage: Boston G3 10", 0.5 cu ft sealed
    Amp: PPI Phantom 900.4
    Rear Fill: Boston SE953 6X9's

  4. #3
    bubbagumper6's Avatar
    bubbagumper6 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    The D
    Posts
    10,838
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)

    Re: Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    Normally I solder them and cover each with a short piece of heatshrink then a bigger heatshrink over them all. This eliminates the big bulge from crimp connectors. But your method looks clean enough to me.
    Same. Except I don't usually shrink the entire bundle, just the individual wires. I zip tie em all together for strength though.




  5. #4
    Falcons's Avatar
    Falcons is offline that **** i dont like



    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Albion, New York, United States
    Posts
    5,224
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)

    Re: Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    Same. Except I don't usually shrink the entire bundle, just the individual wires. I zip tie em all together for strength though.
    this



    Things to look forward to:
    (2) 10" or 12" imperium audio designs subs
    set of PHD MF 6.5" comps
    Completely seal off and deaden my doors
    aquire a 2k amp
    aquire a 2 channel amp for front stage

  6. #5
    babsuhl81's Avatar
    babsuhl81 is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    decatur, il
    Posts
    452
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    7
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    Re: Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

    I solder wires and use 3m super33+ electrical tape. Its thinner and shrinks on wire if u put it on right after u solder. Then I tape all wires so all u see is the plugs. No wires. No pic cause its in the truck. Looks very clean tho




  7. #6
    ZDudas's Avatar
    ZDudas is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

    I'm all for a clean install. Wish I had access to solder. But everything is functioning just fine the way I have it now.




  8. #7
    West's Avatar
    West is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Oliver Springs, TN
    Posts
    3,703
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    73 Post(s)

    Re: Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

    >.<
    Twist the wires together and use a butt connector to hold them together, it works great.

    You guys give me a hard time for some of the stuff that I write that comes off as too extreme or outrageous... I think soldering speaker/power wire together is pretty gd hard core and excessive.

    But it is the BEST way to go. And I am not going to argue with ya. lol




  9. #8
    maylar's Avatar
    maylar is offline Electrical Weenie



    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Connecticut
    Age
    62
    Posts
    3,433
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)

    Re: Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by West View Post
    >.<
    Twist the wires together and use a butt connector to hold them together, it works great.

    You guys give me a hard time for some of the stuff that I write that comes off as too extreme or outrageous... I think soldering speaker/power wire together is pretty gd hard core and excessive.

    But it is the BEST way to go. And I am not going to argue with ya. lol
    I don't solder unless I have to. My current install uses butt crimps on the HU harness and I regretted doing that because they make the wire bundle fat and there's precious little room in the dash opening. Soldering and a bit of heatshrink would have made a smaller harness.

    In general, in my work anything smaller than 20 gage gets soldered because crimps aren't reliable, and anything bigger than 14 gage gets crimped because soldering takes too much heat. YMMV.



    dave
    ----------
    1999 Buick Park Ave Ultra
    Head Unit: JVC KWHDR720
    EQ: Audiocontrol EQL
    Front Stage: Hybrid Audio Technologies Imagine 5.25 mids, Morel Maximo tweets
    Sub Stage: Boston G3 10", 0.5 cu ft sealed
    Amp: PPI Phantom 900.4
    Rear Fill: Boston SE953 6X9's

  10. #9
    West's Avatar
    West is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Oliver Springs, TN
    Posts
    3,703
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    73 Post(s)

    Re: Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    I don't solder unless I have to. My current install uses butt crimps on the HU harness and I regretted doing that because they make the wire bundle fat and there's precious little room in the dash opening. Soldering and a bit of heatshrink would have made a smaller harness.

    In general, in my work anything smaller than 20 gage gets soldered because crimps aren't reliable, and anything bigger than 14 gage gets crimped because soldering takes too much heat. YMMV.
    That's a valid complaint about the butt connectors and space issues.




  11. #10
    esmokah's Avatar
    esmokah is offline Dabbed Out



    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North of 8, WI
    Posts
    377
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Post Your (How To) Wiring A Headunit

    I put a 3m splice from the hu bundle on the +12 and the +ACC. My hu ground is on its own point to the car chassis. +REM is twisted and electrical taped, built into the rcas. I'm not worried about those coming undone..

    I don't like to go overboard on electrical tape to keep out moisture. If it does get in there, the tape will keep in inside. I repair CATV spliced with tape around them more often than the ones with out. The ones with rubber grommets and/or dielectric stand up over time better. Just some things I've noticed over the years.

    If I was getting paid by the hour to do a job then by all means, I'll take the time to solder and shrink wrap...



    Head Unit: Pioneer avh-4300dvd,
    Front Stage: Ascendant Audio 6.75", Massive Audio 28mm tweeters
    Rear Fill: Massive Audio CK6-3 6x9 Woofers
    Amps: PPI Phantom P900.4, Sundown Audio SAZ-2500D
    Sub: RE Audio XXX 12" 2.25^3 Tuned to 32

    They sell Kicker at Wal-Mart now. That's saying a lot..

  12. Likes ZDudas liked this post
Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. post your how to not install pics
    By tuckintaco93 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 03-11-2011, 11:01 PM
  2. How to wire headunit?
    By RoachForLife in forum Head Units
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-21-2008, 12:27 AM
  3. how to wire your set to active
    By mazzasec in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-09-2008, 06:06 PM
  4. How to wire amp to stock headunit?
    By b16_na in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-21-2002, 05:18 PM
  5. how to wire 2 DVC subs to rockford 1000.1 amp
    By <muff_man_aj> in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-25-2001, 02:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts

1e2 Forum