Tip & How-To about Chevrolet Caprice
Lets start first with running pwr wire. Keep all wires as short as possible to cut down on resistance to the flow of power through the strands. Run the pwr. down the same side as the battery. Drill a hole in the firewall, being careful not to hit any wires or a/c pipes. Insert a rubber grommet into the hole to keep from shorting out wire against chassis. Hide wire in a protected area under carpet, all the way back to ware amp is to be mounted. leave extrea lay and come baec to it.
Now the ground or B - . This is ware most people mess up. Most shops woll screw the GND terminal to metal in the trunk with a 2 foot wire. Wrong.... KEEP THIS ONE AS SHORT AS POSSEBLE. I use a Seat belt bolt and 0awg here. Take seatbelt, or another bolt that is directly connected to frame (unibody in newer cars), and wire brush all the paint off until you see shiny bare metal, bolt back on. when wiering to amp try to keep under 8 -10 " .
Go back to PWR wire, cut off extrea leaving about 10 -12" of slack after hiding wires. connect to amp. Now go to PWR cable under hood. Zip tie wire to secure it from grounding out on manifolds or anything else. you have to install a fuse or circuit breaker as close to the battery as possible not being further than 10" from battery. this ensures if PWR wire shorts out it will blow fusw ot trip breaker rather than catch your wire and vehicle on fire. Remote wire goes to B+ swiched, like blue wire on head unit or an accessory fuse. run RCA's down other side of vehicle to reduec noise. Install fuse. there you are. KEEP ALL WIRES AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE.
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