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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:59 am 
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G'day guys im about to buy an amp and i dont have any idea how to install it. Basically i want to run my rear speakers off the amp (so i will be installing it in the boot) and then i want to run just my front speakers off the H/U. How do i do this?
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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:09 am 
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intsall amp in boot
what deck u got?

if u dont have RCA out puts
u will need a high output convertor to a low line convertor
cut the wires to the rear speakers and run them through the convertor to the amp
then from the amp run the new wires to the rear speakers
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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:15 am 
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its a pioneer one but not sure which one it is 45wx4. its greyish and lights up green and light blue screen. I bought it last year.
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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:38 am 
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the amp should have a manual! its simple audio from the HU to amp(RCA leads), positive power to amp from battery and then ground it, a remote wire from the HU to activate the relay in the amp so it powers up and finally the speaker connections....
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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:00 pm 
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joolz wrote:
the amp should have a manual! its simple audio from the HU to amp(RCA leads), positive power to amp from battery and then ground it, a remote wire from the HU to activate the relay in the amp so it powers up and finally the speaker connections....


make sure you fuse the positive lil' bastard first.

My suggestion go buy an amp hookup kit, it comes with all wires, terminals, fuses and rca's needed to do a basic amp install
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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:40 pm 
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buy an 8 guage amp wiring kit, bout 50 bux, run the rca's from the head, then run power from battery thru the fire wall, then take ground to ur boot, anyway with the remote , use the thin blue cable in the wire kit and run it to the cigarette lighter connector, as the lighter turns on with the ignition. easy :D

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:20 pm 
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All pioneer decks that i know of come with the blue remote, and so the amp only cxomes on with the head unit, not the key. Far better idea!

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:23 am 
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just out of curiousity, why do you want to amp your rears but have the front running off the HU?

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:17 am 
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just out of curiousity, why do you want to amp your rears but have the front running off the HU?
coz he sits in the front and want to beef up the rear seems to be the normal thing to do
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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:10 pm 
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ok ive got it wired up now i need help wiring up my rear speakers. the amp has +ve R - R and same for left side how do i wire up the speakers so that they completly run off the amp and the front speakers run completly off the H/U??
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