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Arrow Audio guys- Help me install my new amp!!

I'm getting a new amp because the one I've got in my car now BLEW!
[New amp comes next week]

I didnt install any of my current system [head unit, amp, subs, nothing!]
So how can I replace this amp?
And should I mount it [if I am able to] somewhere different than on the back of the box?
And please tell me why they ran this wire to the fuse box. Ive heard that youre supposed to run it to the back of the head unit.

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Hey, I have two amps in my Cobalt '05 and I mounted them both on the back of my rear seats. as far as the wire going to the fuse box, I have no idea. I have a power wire going to my battery in my trunk, a ground wire and a remote wire that goes directly to the wire harness behind my deck. and my rca's

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Hey, I have two amps in my Cobalt '05 and I mounted them both on the back of my rear seats. as far as the wire going to the fuse box, I have no idea. I have a power wire going to my battery in my trunk, a ground wire and a remote wire that goes directly to the wire harness behind my deck. and my rca's

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On the rear seats. Ok, should I take it off the box and mount on the seats?
And how would I go about mounting them on the seats?

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hey yea just undo all the wires and install the new amp on the floor flat with plenty of space around it..........where it currently is is about the WORST place to put it.........the blue wire is the wire that turns on the unit when u start the car.....mine is installed in my inner fuse box but its all the same.......if you need more help ask i can send you detailed instructions!!!!!! good luck.......go look at my pics and see my trunk that is a simple yet effective set up
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hey yea just undo all the wires and install the new amp on the floor flat with plenty of space around it..........where it currently is is about the WORST place to put it.........the blue wire is the wire that turns on the unit when u start the car.....mine is installed in my inner fuse box but its all the same.......if you need more help ask i can send you detailed instructions!!!!!! good luck.......go look at my pics and see my trunk that is a simple yet effective set up
I dont have any room to place it on the floor of the trunk without taking up more space...ANY other places? Heres how much room I have on the sides of the subs.



yeah that dumb a$$es at the custom shop installed it there. I had no idea it was a bad spot until recently.
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mmm if possible you could mount it up top of the box but put some kinda spacer or something to raise if off the carpet....so it can keep cool..........btw what kinda amp did you get to replace that pioneer pos?
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mmm if possible you could mount it up top of the box but put some kinda spacer or something to raise if off the carpet....so it can keep cool..........btw what kinda amp did you get to replace that pioneer pos?
what kind of spacer? Could I make one for cheap?

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Oh and by the way, that Pioneer POS was FREE! lol so i cant complain.
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for spacers just use washers. thats what alot of people do. or thin metal tube if you have any.


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for spacers just use washers. thats what alot of people do. or thin metal tube if you have any.
Can you give me an example? A pic would be nice of what youre talking about.
Not sure what you mean.
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