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Old 12-02-2003, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HI guys just wondering who here has wired their own car and where did ye run the wires from the amp + how do you take the back seat out in a 318i saloon .
thanks , all answers much appreciated
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Old 12-02-2003, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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should go in the sound forum...

but, to answer your question:

the rear seat bottom unclips when you pull up on it, giving you access to areas you can drill through to run wires to the trunk if you can't find a factory hole. My amp is wired with 10 guage wire from the battery on the right, and runs to a ground screw I drilled over on the left. I ran the RCAs from the HU to amp under interior door sills, then under the carpet to the hole from the backseat and into the trunk.
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my wires
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nice use of PAINT.....

and the ground wire gose where?
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the ground wire goes over by the spare tire almost by the tail light. My original system had 2 10s and the amp was mounted off to the side by the ground wire. Ill see if I can dig up an old pic.
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Im getting ready to install a cap on the the other wing of the box. yet more wires to run. o boy.

As you can see, with my old amps location, the ground is slightly to its right.
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hi just notice your sub box, does that work good? its got a unique shape
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I built it myself to fit the shape and house the amp. I was a little concerned it would sound bad , but its filled with 20oz of polyfill to help add volume, and it sounds great.
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