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08-04-2009, 05:56 AM #1
can someone help me wire an amp and subwoofer please
I just got a Alpine MRP-M-200 amp, and an Alpine Type-S10 as a gift to be put in my truck. And i was wanting to wire it in myself. But here i am, absolutely clueless about anything with wiring for stereos, ive been told you can set off your airbag if not done correctly, true?. I need a Wiring For Dummy's. If possible. Pictures help me alot.
I need to know everything. As in how to take out deck, what wire goes where, what each wire will do ect.
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08-04-2009, 05:58 AM #2
First off what are you running for head unit, aftermarket or stock?
Or just email me at email@example.com and I can give you every detail.
Just a few other things, do you currently have any amps in the truck, do you ever plan on adding any ampw to the truck after this one. Where do you plan on having the sub in your truck?
Last edited by vncj96; 08-04-2009 at 06:02 AM.99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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08-04-2009, 06:02 AM #3
08-04-2009, 06:03 AM #4
Also what side of the truck do you plan on having the sub driver or passanger, just email me the answers to my questions and I can get you set up, with what you will need andhow to do it
08-04-2009, 10:26 AM #5
the best advise i can give you is: take it somewhere and have them do it.
amp and sub installs are pretty basic, HOWEVER, if you have no prior experence, you coud really mess somethnig up and spend a heck of a lot more money trying to fix it.
thats just my advice, for what its worth....
Cody- Tulsa, OK
08-04-2009, 11:15 AM #6
I agree with previous poster. If you're not familiar with 12 volt concepts, or subwoofer box construction, you should probably have it installed by a local shop. Here's why:
#1 - You need some kind of line level output to get bass signals to the amp. You stated your running the stock head unit. That means an additional piece to wire into the stock wiring, or replace the head unit with an aftermarket deck, with pre-outs
#2 - Because of number one above, you'll need to run RCA cables either under your carpet or down the door jambs from the head unit to the amp.
#3 - The amp needs to be fed juice directly from the battery. This means running a primary lead to the amp, from the battery, thru the firewall. In addition, you'll need to run a remote turn on wire from your head unit to the amp.
#4 - The amp needs to be grounded properly to the body or frame. If it is not, you will introduce performance and noise issues into the system.
#5 - Your subwoofer needs to have a properly built box that matches the intended use and design of the Alpine sub. This means specific airspace requirements. It will need to be constructed with MDF
Not totally trying to discourage you, but you do have to have a small level of 12 volt knowledge to get things going. And in your case, it might be better going to shop. On the same token, not everyone can handle changing their own starter or water pump and they too also have to go to a shop when their capabilities are reached.
HOWEVER, if you are really interested in learning, and want to take your time, visit www.the12volt.com and start reading. Read until you think you know enough, then read some more before you start to put all of that together for your truck. As for the airbag thing... there shouldn't be any danger what so ever if you understand what you are doing ahead of time.
08-04-2009, 03:59 PM #7
There's pictures of the sub i have and the amp, it already has a box.
I have done some wiring, just none with audio. I wired my little air horn into my truck with no problems. Went really smoothly.
Last edited by ippielb; 08-04-2009 at 04:02 PM.
08-04-2009, 05:50 PM #8
Well if your sub is already in a box, then the easiest part of your battle is over with. You still have to accomplish attaching a line level output module to your factory radio, an amp turn on leade from the radio to amp, fused primary wire from battery to amp, etc etc.
visit The12Volt.com and start reading!
08-04-2009, 09:07 PM #9
Be checking you inbox on GMTRUCKCLUB, I got everything you need but my email isnt working at work to get abck to you, so i will give you what you need that way. I gave you alot of info to start out with so if any questions please give me a shout!!
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