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Installing Legacy LA690 Amplifier

Ya I just got a Legacy LA690-American series 2-1000 watt amplifier off of ebay. Its different from my other amplifiers and I just need help on installing it.

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Re: Installing Legacy LA690 Amplifier

You have four wires to hook up the amp. First you have a power wire that will run from the positive battery terminal from the battery under the hood. Run that wire from the battery usually through the firewall and all the way to the back of the car. Next you have your remote turn on wire. Its usually a small blue wire but could be any color. You can run that from your head unit "if its aftermarket it will more then likely have a blue wire on the back for it". Next you have your RCA's it has two plugs on each end. One end goes into the output hook ups on your amp red to red white to white and the other end goes into your CD player "if it has the ports on it" most aftermarket CD players will have the hook ups for it but if not you will need to go to the store and get an adapter for it. Last you have your ground wire that goes from your amp to the body of the car. Pull up the cover or mat in your trunk and see if there is a but or bolt you could in screw the insert your wire and pinch it back down but make certain it is a good connection. Sand the area if there is rust or paint until smooth bare metal. Then you just need to hook up you speakers to your amp and you should be ready to go! Hope this helps

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