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You must use the proper gauge of wire depending on the wattage that you have but the thicker the better. 4 gauge is good for about 500 watts and 2 gauge for 1000 watts but you also have to account for the distance from the battery to the amp the longer the distance the thicker you have to go. Also you need to make sure that the accessory wire are connected right so that your radio is turning off when the car is off. The remote wire from the radio should be run to the amp so turn it on only when the radio is on. Check the acid in your battery and top it off by adding water into the cells if the levels are low. This will help with the charging of your battery and if you thing you have a weak or bad alternator you can go to an auto zone for a free testing.

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