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Old 08-18-2003, 04:31 PM
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couple questions.

Hi. I have a 1972 vw super beetle, and i want to get it rewired, i am not all that knowalgabe with wiring, i have put in a few cd players and some neon lights, but would a rewiring kit be pretty easy or should i have a pro do it? I am going to be puttin in two 12" sub woofers soon and a amp. For an amp all I need is a positive, negative, and the remote turn on wire right? i know i will need the rca wire and speaker wires for the subs? How do i hook up the amp? Sorry for the questions being dumb but i am 16 year old and i dont wanna blow up 300 dollars that i worked at a stinky burger place to make.


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Old 08-18-2003, 06:05 PM
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I'm guessing you know how to do the deck, since you've put some in already in the past. The amp is pretty straight forward. You'll want to ground the negative side of the amp to a solid and clean spot on the chassis (ie, sand the paint until you have some metal exposed so that the connection will be contacting the metal), I've always preferred to use a small nut and bolt instead of using a screw, that way there's no chance of the connection working loose. After you make the connection it wouldn't hurt to spray it with rust inhibitor (since you sanded the paint away exposing bare metal).

When you run you're power wire, make sure you have a fuse in-line with it as close to the battery as possible. Try not to run your rca wires on the same side of the car as you run the power wire, this will help keep the amp from picking up electrical noise. Also try not to run your rca wires close to other electrical items like junction blocks, etc. I know this is easier said then done and not always possible. Make sure you don't pinch or squish any wires when you put panels back into place. The amp should be labeled on how to wire the subs.

I would mount your amp on a board of MDF so that the amp's chassis doesn't come into contact with the car's chassis. Basically, mount the board to your chosen spot first, then mount the amp on to the board. You would be surprised by how much noise an amp can pick up when it comes into contact with a cars chassis. HTH(I know, it's pretty long)


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do what forklift said.....what confuses me is
i want to get it rewired
you dont need to rewire it, just add some curcuits. You should go to any good electric supply shop, maybe even Radio Shack & pick up a add on curcuit block. Run a 8 or 10 gauge wire to it & you have a new curcuit & it can be placed anywhere you need it............joe
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Old 08-18-2003, 08:54 PM
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Hey, Wil

If you want to rewire your VW, I say do it! I never did anything like it before and in April I bought an EZ-Wire Kit a few months ago, for only $165 (see HARNESSES : EZ21) ... I had a blast doing my truck myself -- I learned a LOT, and saved some serious cash in the process. Most of all, now I know my truck is 100% in the electrical department.

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