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Master Geek

Topic # 65067 28-Jul-2010 21:45
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Hi everyone.

I recently purchased second hand twin woofers and an amp from someone via
trademe. Am currently waiting for it to arrive but was wondering on how would be
the best way to get it installed. Sending it to an installer would cost me $150-200
and would rather do it myself if possible.

Wondering if anyone has pointers as to how to install in detail, I have no clue
whatsoever. I know my car battery sits in the trunk so it wont be necessary
to pull a wire from the trunk to the hood.

Wires will sit in the boot, except a wire that will run to the head unit.

Anyone around who can shed some light? Or if your a pro, do it for some beer? :D

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 357996 28-Jul-2010 22:30
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I would recommend that you DO NOT do it your self since you're not a profesional as it's easy to blow up the electrical and the engine if you not do it properly.But if you have friend who done it before should be fine.There is a lot video instruction on youtube you may consider check there

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Master Geek

  Reply # 358003 28-Jul-2010 22:48
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Im at auto electriction and i would recomend getting it done profesionally. I have seen alot of jobs come in of people doing it themselfs and spending near the same amount getting the stereo installed correctly as they would of if had had been done profesionally in the first place. I delt you would blow any of the cars electronics up but more chance of damaging the amp or stereo or interior of car or somehting else not working afterwards. Or runing wiring in away that further down the track a wire rubs through, comes lose or is not fused correctly. If its done profesionally you will have a warrenty to fall back on as well. I would also use a auto electriction over a car audio or "installer" type of business. as they cut corners and sumtimes use quick methods of connecting wires that arnt as reliable.  jst my 2c anywho

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  Reply # 358023 28-Jul-2010 23:33
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where abouts are you? i did mine myself from a dual cone to a mono block just from a bit of advice from friends, its just time consuming.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 358049 29-Jul-2010 01:23
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hey, thanks everyone. maybe ill have to install it professionally

s.joseph, i am in the howick/botany downs area. did u find it easy?

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  Reply # 358246 29-Jul-2010 11:42
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You drive a Merc and don't want to spend $200 installing your stereo? What happens when your car needs repairs?

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  Reply # 358250 29-Jul-2010 11:47
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ahk im in welly, yeah the hard bit was getting the power to the sub but since your battery is allready in the boot all you need to run to the head unit are the rca cords and the remote line that turn the sub on and off.
Jus run those wires under the door guards to your head unit.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 358275 29-Jul-2010 12:03
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bazzer: You drive a Merc and don't want to spend $200 installing your stereo? What happens when your car needs repairs?

repairs and maintenance are a priority, sound is not really equal or on
top of that in the list? However after reading that I can do some
serious damage, I guess I better get it done professionally.

Also, reason I asked was cause when I bought an alpine
 headunit few weeks ago, i Paid $80 to an installer to install it
and he did it like it was a breeze, not even 5 minutes.
I thought installing a sub would be easy too. I guess not.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 368372 16-Aug-2010 21:29
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Im in the Auckland area, It is what i do so i could do it for you for $100 providing you have everthing.  I have been doing it for 8 years so will not be a problme.  Ill come to you to do it if you like?

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