Today I installed (4) after market Kicker 6x8's in a 2000 Ford Ranger. I also purchase after market wire harnesses so I did not have to do any wire stripping, crimping, or splicing. I literally took off all the panels, unscrewed the speakers plugged the + and - on the speaker terminals, and clipped the harnesses together. Simple, right?
Far from. They keep cutting out. I am pretty sure the problem lies within the passenger front door. If I use the back of my fist and lightly hit it, they all turn on. I have taken the speaker out 3 times, flipped it the other way, and checked for any metal grounding.
At this point, I am at a total lost. This was the easiest and most professional install I have ever done and still ended up with a problem. Any thoughts, suggestions, and/or ideas would be much appreciated!
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Most likely your subs are wired for the wrong ohms. For example. If you have a 4 ohm amp it can run a 4 or 8 ohm setup but will go into protection mode when subs are 2 ohm or if dual voice coil subs are wired for 2 ohms. I looked your unit up. E-bay has a sub/amp combo all built into the box. Says it is a 100 watt 2 ohm unit. If this is what you have then I would say possibly the bass is making a wire lose connection. Check that every wire in the box and connected to the amp are nice and tight. Also might want to pay special attention to the power and ground cables are tight at both ends definitely. This will ensure a better chance of less fire in your vehicle. Most likely you would appreciate not losing it all. Just because it was professionally installed doesn't necessarily mean it was done right or that the sub works right. And wires can always come loose over time.
ive been hearing alot of this going on yes you had youre system proffesionaly installed but youre amp is pushing at all its got it must be pushing at 1ohms capacity loud but what you dont realize is that.. do ur home work first some amps say they can handle the power but if you read carefully it would read not stable look up amp on the net before buyin review them first ...but evrything youve got is correct its youre amp it wont burn out but you wont get continous power to ur spkrs ..i recomend installing one amp on each spkr same brand if you prefer in keeping it with a crossover if you dont have one that way they wont over heat and cutt off and you will use less power and get more bass...
Good day ma'am, hi, hooking up an extra amp. on your radio is done by audio professionals, but if you can remove the radio out from your ford, you can install that extra amp. Just follow the diagram below.
You need to find line out of your radio to line in of your kicker amp. connect them using audio shielded cables. connect your speakers to the amp. I guess you this already.
Yes, with the use of 2 high-pass and 1 low-pass crossovers, that Kicker amp will operate in what they call stereo and mono simultaneously (SAMS). You'd run 4 of the 6X9's in mono. Wire them in series-parallel with a low-pass crossover on the positive leg to the amp. The amp would see a 4ω load. The other two 6X9's would be wired as stereo, one to each channel with a high-pass crossover. Again, the amp sees a 4ω load.
Here's a link to the appropriate wiring diagram. The diagram is on page 5. Just substitute your 4 6X9's wired in series-parallel where they show the "mono" speaker.
My recommendation is to get a line level converter. Go to a car audio shop or even best buy and specifically ask for a line level converter. It will have speaker wires in and RCAs out. Connect the speaker wires to the sub woofer speaker wires and then you will have the RCAs to run to your amp. I hope this helped.