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PDX-5 is installed on 01 Honda Goldwing. Inputs from OEM radio are routed through adjustable converter to provide pre-amp signal. System connected to 4 speakers & 8" passive Bazooka tube. System plays pristinely at low to medium volume but shuts down when bass is turned up or volume is near capacity. Can you advise?

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It sounds like there might not be enough voltage to the amp check that first. If the voltage is lower than 12 volts when you get to that point then you need a stronger battery or a second battery.

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DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY!!

Supplies needed:
- 8 Gauge power wire (long enough to run from your battery to the amp placement) WITH an inline fuse!!
- Depending on your stereo (if it has amp pre-outs or not) you will either need RCA cables (long enough to reach your amp from your stereo) OR a Line-Out converter AND RCA cables.
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B2- you will also want to buy a wiring harness kit for your stereo, unless you want to hack away at your factory wires.. (not recommended) - connect the harness kit to your factory wire harness, wire in your leads for the output converter, and run the other end to your stereo.*
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STEP 5: re-install your stereo into the car.
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