wiring

  1. B

    Help Please! Signal being sent to sub when volume at 0

    Hey guys, I'm running a Skar RP1200, MTX 7512-22 @ 1 Ohm and an Audio Control LC2i. I just did the install while keeping the factory head unit in my 2016 Ford Focus ST. I spliced into the factory wire harness coming from the factory Sony amp to grab signal from the front speakers (using solder...
  2. Blake Vandercar

    How to wire 2 2-ohm dual-coil subwoofers to create a 2-ohm load?

    So I can either wire each sub’s coils in parallel to create 1 ohm each, then wire the subs in series to create a total of 2 ohm load. OR I can wire each sub’s coils in series to create 4 ohms each, then wire the subs in parallel to create a total of 2 ohm load. Does it matter which way I go with?
  3. G

    Poor Wiring is now my problem HELP!!

    I bought a 2007 scion Tc that has an aftermarket Pioneer HU installed and I wanted to replace it with a newer Kenwood HU. The previous owner had payed for an install of an amp and 2 subs which sound great. When I swapped the 2 radios I am unable to get the amp and sub to power on. I am assuming...
  4. Tom Keyte

    Help wiring amp & head unit to leisure battery

    Hi, thanks in advance for any help. I've added a leisure battery to my van, using the wiring in this video: https://youtu.be/oOQHe_cZtI4?t=1044 I have this amp: https://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/product_m-pioneer-gm-d8704_p-41014.htm and this head...
  5. P

    Capacitor Question (amp, inverter, dist. block)

    Okay here is the scenario. I am starting a build next month. I’m doing this one for a family member and they have a conversion van because my family member recently became handicapped.  They love a decent sound system seems to be a genetic thing haha, anyway all this started with a need for 120...
  6. J

    No negative wiring from original Head Unit...

    I am in the process of replace the factory head unit (sony no nav) with another head unit (power acoustik with nav) and when I went to create a wiring harness, I noticed there were no negative speaker connections coming from original head unit.. So my question is, should I ground the ones coming...
  7. B

    Subwoofer randomly fluctuates up in volume.

    Hey, all I recently just installed an Alpine type S 12" sub in my 2013 Ford Police Interceptor. While I'm driving, the sub randomly spikes up in volume, and then does back down again. There's no coherent pattern that would link it to acceleration or braking. Some context: Ive got a Clarion...
  8. H

    Im doing everything wrong plz halp

    So I bought the cheapest car around and of course, it has a crap sound system. fortunately, I had 2 pair of speakers laying around: - PIONEER TS-R6951S 400W 3-Way (this one I want to put in the back) - Boston exl-60c 25w RMS 220w (and these ones in rear passenger seats) and I plan to buy...
  9. C

    Rear door speakers in 93 Accord EX?

    Hi! So my current setup are Dual 6x9 200w rear deck and Dual 5.25 in the front doors. I’m wanting to know if it would be possible to mount 6x9 speakers in the rear doors and splice them to existing wires. Would this cause any issues with power to my speakers?   Would doing this result in...
  10. varano_ohms

    Crossover -- Wiring -- Amplifier

    Hello, I would like to know how to connect a crossover to the amplifier. there are 2 crossovers that have 2 way and 3 way they have in+ and in- and for tweeters, sub and medium. thanks regards
  11. O

    I Know Nothing and need help

    Helloooooo Just to be clear i literally know nothing about car audio installations and i need help so i came here. I have a renault clio hatchback 2007 and i am wishing to install the skar audio spx-65c component system to the vehicle i dont want it to be runnning very loud, so i would like...
  12. J

    2007 Highlander / Sony XAV - AX100 install - steering wheel control help

    I ordered the head unit, wiring harness from crutchfield as well as a little controller module thing and another harness so the steering wheel controls will work. However, looking at the instructions provided by crutchfield, it says that both of the wiring harnesses need to connect to the...
  13. L

    Need Help with wiring questions Thanks

    If anyone can lend some knowledge please help out . i have an aftermarket stereo with recently upgraded door speakers , now I am trying to install a 5 channel amp and subwoofer so I could boost all the door speakers and also power my subwoofer.  I’m pretty confused on which wires have to run...
  14. Christina Tipton

    New Car & Stereo - Unsure Which Adapter Is Needed

    Hi, I’m hoping someone can help me find the right adaptor for my car stereo. It’s my first car, a Volkswagen Beetle 2001, and the stereo is a Sony one (see photos). The previous stereo was taken out of the car so I’m not sure if I have all the right wires to get this one set up. I’ve attached...
  15. S

    Two Separate Sub Boxes - Wiring Help

    I have two separate Kicker compR loaded enclosures, both 2 ohms 500 rms. I currently have one set up and am looking for a new amp to wire up the other, looking around i can't find anyone talking about how to wire this considering its an enclosure, i was wondering how they would be set up using a...
  16. U

    Subwoofers producing no bass..?

    Okay so basically right now my setup consists of a sundown u12 and it's wired to 1ohm I've even checked this with a multimeter the amp is a hiphonics Zeus zxx-1800.1d mono amp. My voltages stay around 14-11 when playing music (I know I know) and im getting nothing out of this speaker. It's rated...
  17. Michael Poole

    Wiring 2 alternators to completely separate batteries

    Hey guys I'm brand new to this forum and need a little help. I apologize up front if this question has already been answered. If so please shoot me a link. I've scoped the internet far and wide and can't find a good answer. Anyway, let's get to the point. I'm in the works of new audio build and...
  18. N

    4-Channel Amp Wired to 1 Sub Continually Overheats

    Hello friends. My amp and sub setup in my trunk works well except that the amp overheats regularly. It's a 4-channel amp, so I have two options for wiring the sub: bridged and unbridged. When it's unbridged, it's weak but it doesn't overheat as much. When it's bridged it sounds awesome but...
  19. B

    Power Wire Expansion

    Background: About four or five years ago I installed a pair of American Bass XD-10s wired to two ohms, powered by a Precision Power BK 1300.1D wired up with 4G Knu Koncepts. Relatively soon after installing, my enclosure slid across my trunk and the amp was ripped off of its mounts (two broke...
  20. C

    please help with wiring

    I have the nvx jad 800 4 channel amp: 4 ohms: 125 watts x 4 chan 2 ohms: 200 watts x 4 chan Bridged, 4 ohms: 400 x 2 chan I have a pair of Alpine components: Peak Power: 330W RMS Power: 110W 4 Ohms Impedance I have a Pioneer DEH-x6900BT head unit: front, rear and sub preouts Questions...
  21. B

    Connecting speaker wires from amp to factory wires?

    Hey guys, I’m new to the car audio scene so bare with me, I recently got a kicker 4 channel amp that I want to use to give my kicker 6x9 lower door subs some more kick. My questions is do I have to run the speaker wire from the amp to the speakers or can I get away with connecting the speaker...
  22. L

    Please help me understand crossover wiring (giving up on searching)

    Hi everyone - I am a new member on the forum and need a little help understanding something (and believe me I've searched and searched on this issue using google, forums, vendor sites, car sites, Youtube, images, amplifier and component speakers manuials, etc. and have found nothing to help...
  23. C

    04 Silverado Not the Right Harness???

    I can’t figure out if I have the right wiring harness or not. My harness doesn’t have the 2 orange wires and most of the wires don’t even connect to anything on other side. Like the wires are not even connected. I can’t not find any other harness that has orange wires Item(s)...
  24. C

    Wire me stupid

    I just picked up a sundown audio sae 1500 to run my sundown audio sa12 rev 3 d2 and right now have them wired bridged ran in series parellel. I feel like i have them wired all wrong and am not getting the full power of what this amp can do. Am i right or am i wrong...that im wrong?
  25. K

    Everything powered up.. subs dead?

    Hi guys, just joined today ! Sorry if this thread has been posted before. I’ve read over a dozen posts about my situation and can’t find a solution, or the their problem was slightly different than mine. What I have : Rockford F. P3001 , And two 10” dtx subs. And a kenwood deck (They came with...
  26. Packers27

    Need help with amp and subs

    . .Ok. I've made alot of progress in messing with this truck. What I really need to know is, how to specifically wire my subs up to Amp to get a safe and full potential performance. I have a a 400 watt peak power 8" Boss 4 ohm Dual voice coil sub and a 12" Pioneer 4 ohm 800 watt peak power sub...
  27. C

    Help Wiring Amp With Aux

    Just bought new subs and an amp for my car, I use the stock cd player(head unit) and I also want to add an aux cord while ive got my cd player out. I created a picture of my plan. I circled the part im iffy about, wouldnt I need a diode or would this work? (Ignore the colors connecting the line...
  28. B

    8gauge to 0gauge

    Iʻm running an 8 ga power wire from my battery but need 0gauge wire for the second amp i bought. If i ise a power dist block will it over heat and cause damage or should i just run 0 from my battery and figure out a new way to run the 2 amps. Thanks
  29. J

    Noob wiring question (pics)

    I have done electrical wiring before... but never a car stereo. I bought an old junker 2001 cherokee with a sh*tty pioneer CD player in it, which I removed to replace with a boss audio bv9982i single din - i scored it new for 50 bucks, so even if it is junk its still a step up because the USB...
  30. B

    1600 watt amp

    I have a 1600 wat amp from audio solutions. I have it wired to my two 12"s and the guy never told me how much it can handle or the ohm load or anything. And i canʻt find specs anywhere. My amp is running hot off the two subs so i unhooked one and now itʻs running at 5ohms. But still hot. I have...
  31. H

    Dual voice coil wiring

    Hello, I'm currently ordering a new subwoofer for my system, it's a Ground Zero GZRW 12D2. I'm using a Ground Zero 2155X amplifier which is underpowering the sub but it isn't a matter because I will be getting a new amp soon. My question is, the sub has 2x 2Ohm coils. My amplifier can put out...
  32. C

    Please help! Head unit problem.

    Please help me. I am installing a new head unit into my 2001 dodge dakota, but am getting no power through the accesory power wire. The previous owner had both the battery and accesory wires from the head unit going to the battery wire in the truck. (See pic) Are there any problems that could be...
  33. S

    Need Questions Answered! Please

    Ok guys, so i want to upgrade the amp in my car from the 2 SoundQubed 1200D strapped pushing about 2500wrms, to the Soundqubed 4500D. I currently have a yellow top under the hood and a Kintetik HC2000-rev in the back. All 1/0 Gauge and big 3 upgraded. Is it possible to run 2 Dual 2 ohm subs...
  34. D

    Can't figure wiring for new head unit 2002 ford ranger!

    Hey all, Much help appreciated. I have a 2002 Ford Ranger with a new dual head unit. I am trying to install it and can't figure it out. I have all the speakers correctly Wired, but can't figure out the power and what not. There are extra wires and I have no idea what they go to or what...
  35. T

    Amps Won't Work!? Thoughts?

    I have a couple of amps, a Cadence z1502, and a Clif Designs 4 way 1400w. Been using the amps for 4 and 8 years with no problems ever, until 1 month ago. Here's what has been happening: - When I began turning up the volume everything was fine, but when I turned the sub level on the deck...
  36. bullheadaudio

    wiring help

    Wiring 6 4ohm dvc sub's to 1ohm stable amp how do I do this. Just keep connecting one sub to the next and bridging the neg and pos
  37. Z

    Dodge Magnum 2005 speaker wiring problem...

    Hi all - New to this forum, but hoping the experts are ready to answer a puzzling problem. Company car stereo lost sound in both front speakers and left rear. Right rear continues to work. Purchased new head unit. Made all necessary connections to wiring connecters and soldered all...
  38. K

    Wiring question----

    I know there hasn't been much activity on this thread but I have seen two different wiring diagrams and could use some help explaining? I have Fosgate P300-1 = 300rms x1 2ohms Have a Fosgate P2 DVC 4ohm. The diagrams for DVC 4ohm from 2ohm amp varied. Crutchfield has a different wiring...
  39. W

    Instaling Composite cords????

    I just bought an in-dash boss system (BV9965) it fits my Pontiac Aztek, however after wiring it in I noticed there was power going to the system but wasnt turning on. With the package I also received composite cords that were labeled AUX IN/OUT, VIDEO IN/OUT, and RCA inputs. Since my car doesnt...
  40. R

    Need experts advice

    What's up guys I can use some help, I'm not sure what to do. I recently purchased an American bass hd15 do and had a custom wave box similar to the base style to the specs of the sub requirements and had it on a ssl evo5000.1 amp loaded to 1 ohm. I figured I'd end up killing the amp. Ended up...