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  1. #1
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    After Market Amp Wiring

    Hello to everyone i'm a new jeep owner and hopefully you guys can help me out. I just sold my acura and bought an 07 Jeep grand cherokee it has the boston acoustics stereo. in any case i took my amp and subs out of my acura and want to hook up in the jeep.

    i need help with the wiring. the power and ground wires are pretty easy. i have a line out converter that i need to hook it up. I just don't know where the best place to hook that up would be so can someone help me out.

    i also need help on where to hook up the remote wire, i was thinking the power outlet in the back cargo area but didn't know if this would work, however if it would how do i get to the back of it ?

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    Make sure the power is fused properly, as close to the battery as possible. The size of the wire will determine what fuse rating is needed.

    Use a good solid contact point for the ground that is bare metal free of paint. Also, your ground wire should be atleast the same size gauge as the power.

    To hook up the line out converter you need to remove the radio, which takes all of 2 minutes, & wire it up. It should fit somewhere behind the radio.

    The accessory power outlet is a huge no go for the remote wire. It's a constant power source, meaning your amplifier will be on continuously, even if the key is removed. The remote wire needs to be hooked up to a 12v switched power source. Easiest way to do this is with a DMM or a test light. Run the remote lead wire down the drivers side & use a DMM or test light to find a wire in the fuse box that has switched power. It's recommended to use an in-line fuse for this wire when tapping into a source, but isn't nrequired.

    You now have a fully wired amplifier in your Grand Cherokee, drop a sub in & enjoy.

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    Remote wire should go to the remote-turn-on output of the head unit. If it does not have one, then use the power-antenna output.

    Generally wire the line output converter directly out of the head unit for the easiest access to the necessary wires.


 

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