12-12-2009, 12:03 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
1) Buy a "Line Out Converter" which will convert the signal from the existing speaker wires into RCA level inputs. Be sure to get enough LOCs for how ever many signal's you're going to want to have. (Not just right and left, but front and rear too, I'd really consider purchasing a new head unit w/ the pre-outs already there depending on costs)
Hook the LOC's up by tapping into the existing speaker wires, found on the left side of the sport bar under the padding. (take out each speaker to see which color wire is which)
Then, hook up the amp like this
+12V input - run a FUSED wire to the battery with the fuse located under the engine compt. There's a rubber gromment in the firewall on the drivers side that I always use to run wires through. Poke a hole in it and pass the wire through. Be sure to route it and secure it so that it doesn't interfere w/ your gas/clutch/brake pedals or the movement of your steering shaft.
-Ground GND - run the shortest, thickest wire you've got to a SOLID grounding point and be sure to scrape away some of the surrounding paint to get a good contact.
+Remote turn on lead RMT - I don't think the factory head unit has a remote powerlead since we don't have power antenna's, I just tap into a switched source at the glove box. If I remember right, I used the cigar lighter since it goes off when you turn the ignition off.
Hooking up the speakers should be pretty self explanitory.
As far as which guage wire to use for power and ground, I'd use the biggest wire that would fit cleanly into the amp inputs. No need to go crazy, you're not going to be driving that much power, but don't cheap out. The remote wire can be pretty small wire about the same gauge as average speaker wire. As far as the speakers, just don't get the cheap stuff, and I'd try to run a larger wire to the sub.
Sorry, don't have my gauge's memorized.
When my time comes, mix my ashes with gunpowder encased in brass, point me towards murderer's and pedophile's and let me fly.
(: ˇ ɹǝʌo ǝɯ 11oɹ ...sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı