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Old 02-25-2004, 08:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone know the easiest way to run a wire from the receiver to the trunk for an aftermarket CD Changer?
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moving to audio...

Also, the easiest way is really the only way. You have to remove the HU, lower drivers dash panel, kick panel, door sill, run it under the column trim, rear door sill for sedans, then under the seat and into the trunk.
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Has this been proven to be effective el presidente? I DO NOT want any inducted alternator whine into the two wires Iím about to run. I'm going to use stock wiring harness for standard 4 channels and run an extra pair for sub out, all pre-amps to a secondary amp. Glad this was posted, Iím about to undertake this project in about a week. (Total overhaul on the audio system, everything gets replaced.)
BTW, I'm not worried about ease of installation in my case.
I've seen somewhere where somone ran the wires down the transmission and driveshaft part of the car, under carpet and under the rear seats, would this be better or worse than your sugestion?
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I've seen it go up and over the passenger side door as well on a 94 325is that may be a bit more work though. I suppose it depends on where you want to put the changer in the trunk too.
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you can run it down the driveshaft, but its a bigger pain to install and there will also be a small bump where the wires are. If you have a lot of people in the back seat over time it could get stepped on and eventually the wires could fray.

And it could go over the passenger door as well, but its easier to remove the drivers side dash than the glovbox, plus the wires would have to go under the trim holding up the headliner, and on an older car its usually not a good idea to start messing with anything near the headliner for risk of it coming loose.

As for whine, I have it now due to a bad ground, but I did not before I changed the HU even though the subs and evertyhing else predated ny HU, and my wires in run in the manner I described. You shouldn't have to worry about it as long as you have a good ground.
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