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Avant Stereo Upgrade (continued)
It has hinges on the bottom so it
can be folded flat to connect the speaker wires. The bottom has a hard
drive cooling fan attached to it to provide some air movement between the
two amps, once they're folded up the gap is pretty thin between the amps
so it is essential to provide additional airflow. Since I was going to run
two amps and a fan off the remote turn on lead of the HU, I had to add a
relay (got lucky and got a good Bosch one) so the actual power draw on the
HU's remote amp turn-on lead is minimal.
On the following picture
you can see the back side of the amp rack. It has the ground and power
distribution block attached to it as well as the relay that I was talking
about. The whole thing is all wired up, ready to go.
Here is a picture of the test
hook-up, the wires are still all tangled and you can't make anything out
of the big mess, but at this point I had a fully working setup :-).
On this picture you
can see the amps finally mounted in their location, all tied down. The
wires still look a bit messy, some more zip ties will be needed to clean
it up a bit more.
is a picture of the semi-completed trunk with the sub box.
mounted the antenna on the roof, and routed the cable down the D pillar
into the trunk.
satellite tuner is plugged in, ready to be activated.
This is the final location of the
Sirius tuner, it is bracketed to the chassis by a wood piece and to the
amp rack on the other side by a metal plate. It is not going