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Old 12-03-2014, 08:17 PM   #1
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Oook I'm not sure if anyone has experience in hooking up systems, this was my first time I hooked my ground cable to the chassis in the trunk, power cable goes under carpet on driver side and through dash to my battery, RCA cables are hooked up to the rear speaker input on back of radio, and remote wire is hooked up also, it worked fine for about a week, then it wouldn't and my radio said miswiring and to restart the radio, I did and nothing, then I went and tightened the remote wire and it worked again...go over a speed bump and back to square one, everything is tight so what am I doing wrong?


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Something is loose somewhere. Where exactly are your grounding it to?
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That's a pretty weak ground, I'd be willing to be that's your problem if all that is grounding that big a gauge wire is that little screw in chassis metal...
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Word, soon as I get off work ill see if I can find a better spot. May need smaller amp and sub anyways between the two they take up most of my trunk space


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Always ground it to a nice piece of solid clean metal and a nice gauge of wire.
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Yep I moved it, the gauge was wire new I guess I had it in a bad spot the first time


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And when I said a nice gauge of wire I meant a nice heavy gauge instead of using a 18 or 2 gauge which is thin and week.

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I used 0 gage wire in my last "system". I still have the whole run of it spooled up with the old amp in the garage. That stuff is expensive now lol. Also good to know if I ever run another system I'll have it, although I'll likely put the battery in the trunk on my next car...
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