09-21-2010, 05:51 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Crestview, Florida
My Ride: 2006 330CiC/ZHP
Part 2 - Interior wiring and LOC hookup
Wow! I never thought it would be as much work as it's been to install this system!
Here is a breakdown of what I've gotten accomplished since my last post. I still have about a day's work before I get to see if anything works! Still need to wire up the fronts, put the door panels on and then start making all the electronic adjustments. Hopefully there are no glitches! I'm really tired of listening to my iPhone through the speakers as my auto sound system.
[NOTE: Unfortunately, the 6.5" coax's that I had planned for the rear fill will NEVER fit. Close, but not quite. I'm looking at some different CDT units to go back there. Another day, soon.]
Pulled the back seat bottom, trim panels, rear seat back.
Pulled woofer. To disconnect woofer, lift up on this area and you'll find the plug. Figuring that out took me about 15 minutes! Pulled the hinge pin so that I could leave the woofer out but re-use the frame.
This is how this comes off.
Pic showing the amp housing (black metal piece, amp is behind it, 3 screws once you get the bracket off).
Lots of trunk carpet.
The HK in comparison to the Alpine(s).
This is the black (vs. grey) half of the plug that went into the amp. It's one of the bundles I'll be cutting into! I really hope that the wiring info I used (posted from other Fanatics) turns out to be correct!! The grey has about the same amount of wires, and many of those had to be cut/spaded as well.
Would have gotten more done, but my wife was a distraction, even after 25 years!
Pic of the door panels off.
Labeled all my wires.
Ran all MY wires through the ski pass to where the amp sits. Put spade ends on everything. I liked the way "RSL" did his connections and it lets me make any needed corrections without any unsoldering/soldering. Thanks RSL! I think I spaded 64 wire ends that day.
The finished product! Whew, that sucked and my lower back still aches! The wood is mounted where the HK amp was; I took the amp out completely. I REALLY hope I don't need that amp connected for any other reason.
Mounted my AudioControl LC6i to the back of the woofer box. To the left you will see my homemade distribution lugs. I spent $2 versus about $60, so criticize all you like.
Working well into the late night, beers still flowin', I have almost all my connections made except for the speaker-out bundles.
Everything tucked back neatly.
Hole cut into the ski pass side for cable passage.
Power and ground connections. Yes, both are red. I know which is which, and didn't have any black 4ga. The local shop wants $3/foot.
View from the front.
This is where I'll do all my adjustments to the LOC, from INSIDE the car! (Leather padded piece will hide it when I'm done, of course). I really like this, whatcha' think?
Last edited by radarcontact; 10-18-2010 at 08:08 PM.