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Need to hook up bass system to 1999 ford explorer can anyone assist me

I just bought a 1200 watt spx power bass sound system but i dont know how to hook up the wires to the vehicle for them to work

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Probably need an installer - depends on yr/make/model of car - stereo and wiring diagram for sub system. There are lots of questions need answering and if not installed properly, you can certainly damage the stereo, sub system. Subs use a lot of power and improper wiring could cause problems, even fires !

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