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I NEED DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO CONNECT MY AMP TO MY CAR

I HAVE A 2006 TAURUS AND MY DAD IS GOING TO HOOK UP MY SOUNDSTORM 500 WATT TWO CHANNEL AMP, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IM DOING BUT HE KNOWS CARS, JUST NOT AMPS AND SYSTEMS...BUT I WAS HOPING TO GET SOME DIRECTIONS FROM A PROFESSIONAL TO ASSIST HIM WHILE HES DOING IT.. THANKS

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We'll start with powering the system up. YOu will need to run your power wire from the battery. It must have a fuse just after the battery. Run the negative to the chassis of the vehicle. On the back of the radio, there will be a blue wire labeled remote/antenna. This wire needs to be connected to the amp. This is what turns it on and off when you power up the radio. Next you will need to run the RCA cables from the back of the radio to the amp. Now you are ready to hook up the sub woofers to the output side of the amp.

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