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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?

OVN2-800 - Power Acoustik 2 Ch. 800 Watt Series 2009 Amplifier

I was going to have a guy who installs systems for a living install mine plus a new box and recommended me this one. He said he had good experience with these and recommends them to a lot of people.
 

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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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as far as the little blue remote wire, I'd recomend hooking it up to the head unit(use the power antenna wire) so it looks cleaner and will have a better connection
 

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I have a 4ch power acoustik amp they run so great!!!!!! just use self taping screws and just add spacers below the holes on the amp.........like get 2 spacers per hole so 8 total then sit amp on top of them then drill in screws but first make sure the subs wont get damaged.....sound good?
 

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as far as the little blue remote wire, I'd recomend hooking it up to the head unit(use the power antenna wire) so it looks cleaner and will have a better connection
How and where do I hook it behind the head unit? Is it easy?

I have a 4ch power acoustik amp they run so great!!!!!! just use self taping screws and just add spacers below the holes on the amp.........like get 2 spacers per hole so 8 total then sit amp on top of them then drill in screws but first make sure the subs wont get damaged.....sound good?
Good to hear about them running great! I was a little skeptical at first because I had never heard of them. But COOL!

Hmm. I think I get what youre saying about the spacers and what not.
Pictures would help a lot better, or some kind of diagram.

There are holes on the amp?
 

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yea the holes in the corners where the screws allow it to mount to the box or whatever it is.......as far as the headunit goes...take it out of the dash then locate the blue wire then run it down from the headunit to the fuse panel on the passenger side then strip the wire and wrap it around a leg of the fuse for the WIPERS should be 10 amp or somethin.......then replace the fuse and make sure its all the way n.......then turn on the car and make sure the unit turns on then turn the unit off to make sure its all good........as far as wiring your amp just be careful you dont cross your power and ground wire.......um.....any other ?S
 

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How and where do I hook it behind the head unit? Is it easy?
it takes 2 seconds. do you have the puller for getting ur head unit out? you just need to hook it up to the antenna wire coming out of the head unit
 

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yea the holes in the corners where the screws allow it to mount to the box or whatever it is.......as far as the headunit goes...take it out of the dash then locate the blue wire then run it down from the headunit to the fuse panel on the passenger side then strip the wire and wrap it around a leg of the fuse for the WIPERS should be 10 amp or somethin.......then replace the fuse and make sure its all the way n.......then turn on the car and make sure the unit turns on then turn the unit off to make sure its all good........as far as wiring your amp just be careful you dont cross your power and ground wire.......um.....any other ?S
Ok, Ive read up on some other forums that its not good to attach the amp to the sub box. I think I want to attach it to the back of the seat. How would I do THIS?

And taking out the head unit is easy? Being an audio noob that I am, Ive never done it before.
 

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mmmm not liking that idea but hey its your car......use a good drill and self taping metal screws.......head unit is easy take off dash pieces and unscrew the bolts on the bracket that holds the radio in......then slide it out.....do the blue wire thing then reinstall....
 

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no no no its not antenna wire its the remote for the amp :notrust:
umm... Ive done like 5 of em. its the antenna wire you want to hook it up to. and yes, you should have been given 2 little pullers with the deck and you just pop the little trim piece that goes around it off and there is 2 little holes you put the pullers in and it slides right out.
 

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mmmm not liking that idea but hey its your car......use a good drill and self taping metal screws.......head unit is easy take off dash pieces and unscrew the bolts on the bracket that holds the radio in......then slide it out.....do the blue wire thing then reinstall....
he has an aftermarket deck
 
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