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Unread 12-31-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Battery cable nightmare

Am trying to fit the battery red cable from amp to battery but cant get it into the engine bay to the battery
How from the inside of the car can this be done its about half inch thick cable.

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Sorry its a peugout 206 1.4 fever 04

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Usually you go through the firewall, the metal/plastic/whatever else that seperates your engine bay from your ****pit. There might already be some holes with wiring there you can use to run the cable, if not your going to have to cut one. Be careful though.
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If you have to cut one yourself through the firewall, be sure to use the correct size drill bit, be careful not to hit anything in the engine bay, and use a rubber grommet after you drill the hole so the metal doesn't fray the wire

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If you have to cut one yourself through the firewall, be sure to use the correct size drill bit, be careful not to hit anything in the engine bay, and use a rubber grommet after you drill the hole so the metal doesn't fray the wire
Thanks for adding onto that. I should have been more clear. Sometimes I forget that some things may not be common sense to others who have not done these things before.
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I'm just so used to telling people to do it, because the first time i did a real install like that, i practically burned a hole in the firewall due to the power wire fraying and hitting metal lol

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Usually you can find a place to run it parallel to something else...my old RAM 1500 was easy, there was already an unused grommet near the brake pedal. In my Regal, I ran it through the same grommet as most of the in-car electronics - there was a big bundle of wires that I slipped it in through. My girlfriend's Mitsubishi Mirage was the hardest - I ended up punching a hole through a wide grommet used for the floor shifter shaft, and pulling it through with a wire hanger. My point is, you have to be creative - there's usually (though not always) a way besides cutting a hole in the firewall. Look for pre-existing grommets that you can either slip the wire in past, or a wide grommet you can punch a hole in. Don't be afraid to use a coat hanger - just be careful not to puncture any vaccum lines, etc.
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Default amp not working

Have connected up the amp via the battery cable to the screw that has 12 v on it
Have connected everything else but the amp doesnt look like its on there is a little red green light and theres nothing coming on.
The battery lead goes from battery terminal postive via fuse 20 amps direct to amp.
Why wont it work is it the fuse its to large the car battery is 12 volts isnt it?
The sub dont play when sound comes out arghhhh

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Remember you need power & ground.

Check that the AMP ground IS actually grounded. Connect a test light to the battery connection at the AMP, then probe the AMP's ground connection, it should light up. Beyond that, it's the AMP or your connections.
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The fuse size doesn't matter, as long as its big enough and not blown. As far as powering on, the fuse can't be too big. Also, do you have an REM line? Make sure that it is either conected to your head unit, or if your head unit doesn't have an REM wire, connect it straight to the positive wire, with a toggle switch (if that doesn't make sense, let me know).

(REM = remote - it's what tells your amp to turn on and off.)
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