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Unread 05-06-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
Dombrowski95
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97 TJ - Cant Ground My AMP to Chasis

Hey,
Im currently installing an audio system in my 97 TJ. Ive had this problem in the past, however, just ran a wire to the (-) on my battery. However, I cannot afford 17ft of 4 GA wire at the moment. The problem is that when installing after market parts that require elec. , the chasis of my jeep wont ground the wire..

Maybe im just a little challenged, but can someone point me in the right direction.?!

-Thanks

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Unread 05-06-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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[QUOTE=Dombrowski95;13524535]Hey,
Im currently installing an audio system in my 97 TJ. Ive had this problem in the past, however, just ran a wire to the (-) on my battery. However, I cannot afford 17ft of 4 GA wire at the moment. The problem is that when installing after market parts that require elec. , the chasis of my jeep wont ground the wire..

Maybe im just a little challenged, but can someone point me in the right direction.?!

-Thanks[/QUOTE

I have two amps (four channel for the sound bars, and a mono for the subwoofer) installed on my 2001 TJ and I' connected the ground to the bolts that hold down the front seat brackets - no issues. They both fire up fine, and the sound is great! I will caution you to make sure that you run the power line to the amplifier away from the speaker wires - minimizes/eliminates the feedback.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 09:06 AM   #3
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Thanks alot, ill try it
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Unread 05-06-2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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I will caution you to make sure that you run the power line to the amplifier away from the speaker wires - minimizes/eliminates the feedback.
add the signal wires to that list, power down one side, signal and speaker down the other
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Unread 05-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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add the signal wires to that list, power down one side, signal and speaker down the other
Good call on the signal wires too! I ran my power lead between the seats under the center console and the speaker wires down the passenger side exterior wall. Of course, you could always run the power down the side and and the speakers down the middle.
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