In this instructable, I will show you the whole process of installing an amplified subwoofer into a car. This process will work with most stock stereos, and all aftermarket stereos. It can be modified to work with all stock stereos, but you may need a few more parts. I will show you how to do this with an aftermarket head unit stereo. When you look at the pictures, realize that I am using an amplifier that is too small for the subwoofer.
Installing a DIY Car Amplifier
Installing Subwoofers in a Car: 8 Steps
This will involve disassembling your dashboard and running multiple wires from the head of your vehicle to the sub in the trunk or under your front seat. You may need to purchase additional speaker wire or RCA cables outside of your wiring kit. Consult your manual before ripping any fabric up. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Together, they cited information from 18 references. July 31,
How to Hook Up an Amp to Subwoofers
Most amps will come with a complete wiring kit. But if yours does not, you'll need the main power wire, an inline fuse use the size wire and fuse that the amp manufacturer recommends , a ground wire, RCA cables, speaker wires, remote turn-on wire and connector plugs to suit head unit, amp and speakers some units may just require bare-wire connections. The amount of space you have to work with will help determine the size amp you buy.
Let's say you've invested in a new set of upgraded speakers and a sleek new stereo receiver unit. You're on your way to hearing your music in superior ways. However, your car may not be doing your custom audio system justice -- and your radio's built-in amplifier might not supply enough power to the new components. This is why you might need an external amplifier, or amp, as your audio setup becomes more and more elaborate.