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Amp and Subwoofer Writeup 06 honda fit!!!

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Old 11-05-2006, 04:56 PM
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ok, it just keeps getting better. so my wife gets in the car to go to work and now the speedo doesnt work, cruise doesnt work and the power steering light is on. its probably just a fuse, but i didnt have time to check it. plus when i took off the radio bezel, the harness for the fan selector has absolutly no play and the switch popped out and now it wont stay in. nothing looks broken but i cant get the switch to stay in. this is becoming very frustrating.
 
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:56 PM
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x 1000000. I dont know what you should do about the speedo and such, but as for getting a signal to the sub, don't bother with the stereo itself. Just use inline clips to tap into the speaker cables directly without cutting anything. Like so:



People keep saying you lose quality this way, but it sounds the same as it did in my old car where it was hooked directly to the head unit's sub output.
 
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:09 PM
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Where did you tap into the speaker lines? I was wondering about this... Don't want to take the dash apart, either. And was considering buying an infinity basslink...

I don't trust the 'local-yocals'. I took my S-10 into a local stereo shop to have a CD changer installed (I was just being lazy) and $50 later they broke the hazard switch off the steering column... Dealer-only part, $275! P-o'd me off badly.
 
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:56 PM
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i got the problem taken care of but i had to take everyhitn out to do it...and i didnt know where the wires were to tap or what color they were.
 
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:38 PM
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Well, I ran the speaker wires from the amp in the rear to the speaker inside the door. This will give you the best power since those stock speaker wires are pretty thin. You just have to snake the wire through from the inside of the car to the door.

For the converter I just tapped the harness on the back of the headunit like everyone else.
 
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Old 12-10-2006, 11:59 PM
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For the grommet,if you have to put a tiny slice in it,and just use sikaflex to seal it.There is nothing stronger.Use sikaflex black.If you dont have that,black rtv gasket maker would do.You wouldn't even be able to tell the difference in look if you do a good job.
 
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:57 PM
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i put a 15inch sub in my car and the only problem i have is annoying ass feedback when i turn the radio off and my sub is strong as hell (1500watts) so the feedback is ridiculous any ideas
 
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:24 AM
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i put a 15inch sub in my car and the only problem i have is annoying ass feedback when i turn the radio off and my sub is strong as hell (1500watts) so the feedback is ridiculous any ideas
Often caused by insufficient earthing particularly at the amp. Are you using RCAs to connect the amp or speaker wires? Noise filters are not a solution they are like bogging up panel damage instead of beating it out. If its 1500W RMS not if lightning strikes the marketing department what gauge cable are you using? Doc Brown: 1.21 GIGAWATTS!?! 1.21 gigawatts! Great Scott!!!
 

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Old 01-11-2007, 11:12 AM
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i'll be writing up another DIY with full pics and descriptions/locations of everything. Just waiting for the amp to come in

There's easier ways to tap signal wires than off the headunit. plus, the headunit area and dash has a lot of interference that can distort signals in RCA wires, leading to static and whine.
 
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:29 AM
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anybody know what the amperage is on the alternator? I know that the battery is tiny.
 
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:03 PM
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i think it says it under the hood. theres little stickers taht should say it.
 
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if you follow the instructions as posted there will be no problems with your installation.........if it works for me it should work for you, remember these are the same cars same wires etc......the writeup is partly from honda and the rest is from what i did to complete it!!!!!
 
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:04 PM
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Yeah im going to tap into the wires right where the wires go into the rear doors.
 
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Thank god for this website. You guys have all been a big help on this one. Thanks to everyone whom contributed some knowledge.

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Old 02-10-2007, 01:34 PM
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hey humphry111 what ended up being the problem with your car?
 
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Old 02-10-2007, 01:36 PM
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Hey is there any way to tap a remote wire right off the stock radio harness?
 
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Anybody know the colors of the wires to tap into?
No one has seemed to answer it yet.
 
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:54 AM
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I will be installing a Hi Lo Converter tomorrow (Monday) I'll take some pictures while i'm at it. =D
 
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I am considering moving the Sub from my Sentra. It's a 12" MB Quart with a Pioneer amplifier.
 

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