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    snap crackle pop

    My HU is ghetto installed. It's a single din and it's sitting sidewayz and a bit stuck out, because the cars stock HU was some wierd one and a half din freakin' whatever. Of course as a result of this, it moves around, and when it does, I hear crackling coming from the speakers.

    What causes this specifically?

    The HU is connected to the cars stock infinity amp via a harness.







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    Re: snap crackle pop

    Harness wires not soldered or crimped correctly (loose connections on harness install). Pull out the deck and check how the harness was wired. All connections should be crimped, soldered or both.



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    Re: snap crackle pop

    get a dash kit for it and do it right



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    Re: snap crackle pop

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewHD View Post
    Harness wires not soldered or crimped correctly (loose connections on harness install). Pull out the deck and check how the harness was wired. All connections should be crimped, soldered or both.
    I remember a couple years ago when I put in the after market HU, I twisted the bare copper strands together and then wrapped them tight with electrical tape. That should have been good enough. I'll have to see what is going on in there tomorrow.

    get a dash kit for it and do it right
    I did use a dash kit. There's just too much space for that single din HU. I may have to make a custom rack to put the HU into, then insert it into the dash.




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    Re: snap crackle pop

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatin' View Post
    I remember a couple years ago when I put in the after market HU, I twisted the bare copper strands together and then wrapped them tight with electrical tape. That should have been good enough. I'll have to see what is going on in there tomorrow.

    Crimped the wiring should be done if at all possible/min.

    I did use a dash kit. There's just too much space for that single din HU. I may have to make a custom rack to put the HU into, then insert it into the dash.
    Hell, Id use colored Duct Tape..




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    Re: snap crackle pop

    Twisting wires alone will not be good enough due to constant vibrations of the road along with heating and cooling inside of the cabin. Easiest way is to use connectors



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatin' View Post
    I remember a couple years ago when I put in the after market HU, I twisted the bare copper strands together and then wrapped them tight with electrical tape. That should have been good enough. I'll have to see what is going on in there tomorrow.



    I did use a dash kit. There's just too much space for that single din HU. I may have to make a custom rack to put the HU into, then insert it into the dash.
    you need one made for your car that has a pocket below the unit try Metra



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    Re: snap crackle pop

    The wires might have rubbed through the tape also. This is why they should be crimped or soldered, for a solid connection that can't wiggle loose.



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    pics of where it goes?




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