An amplifier must be placed in a well-ventilated area inside the Tahoe. The amp must be grounded to the metal frame by a metal screw. RCA cables will be used to the transfer the information to the amp from the stereo and a remote lead wire must be connected to the stereo from the amp to turn the amp off and on when you start the Tahoe. The power cord will be run from the amp to the battery through the fire wall in the front of the Tahoe.
Things You'll Need
- Speaker wire
- 10 gauge wire
- RCA cables
- owners manual
Connect the 10 gauge wire to the ground connection on the amplifier. Tighten the securing screw on the ground connection using the screwdriver. Connect the opposite end of that wire to a metal screw on the frame of the Tahoe under the trunk floor cover. Any metal screw under the floor cover will do.
Connect the speaker wire to the remote lead connection on the amp and tighten the connection using the screwdriver. Connect the 10 gauge wire to the power connection on the amp and tighten the connection using the screwdriver.
Plug the RCA cables into the amp in the corresponding holes. Run the RCA, remote lead and power cord up to the front of the Tahoe.
Remove the screws that secure the dash to the frame and connect the remote lead wire to the corresponding connection on the rear of the stereo and plug the RCA cables into the rear of the stereo. Reconnect the dash to the frame.
Remove the rubber plug from the firewall and push the power cord through the firewall into the engine compartment. Connect the power cord to the positive connection on the battery.
Tips & Warnings
- The info on where the securing screw for the dash will be inside the owners manual.
- "How to Install Automotive Mobile Electronic Systems (Motorbooks Workshop)"; Jason Syner; 2010
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