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Old 06-02-2003, 11:32 PM   #1
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Question power problems

in my 2000 323i, I just installed a single kicker 12" L7 sub with a kicker 800.2 amp and a 1.0 dig. farad cap. I used 4 gauge wire and used the stock head unit and battery.
My problem is....my lights are dimming terriblly with every hit of the base even at lower volumes and with the gain only 1/3 up.
My stereo guy suggested a second Stinger battery and a high amp alt. but these items are a little expensive. Does/has anyone else had this problem? and what did you do? Is my battery just low on juice?
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Old 06-03-2003, 01:36 AM   #2
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The capacitor has to be realy close to the battery otherwise it has no use. Maximum 1O inches distance between the capacitor and the battery.
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Old 06-03-2003, 05:58 AM   #3
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I'd personally take that cap out. It's just another drain on your already struggling charging system. In my opinion it's not really needed.
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Old 06-04-2003, 07:54 PM   #4
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Also, make sure your amp is well grounded, with as short a ground cable as possible. That also can make your lights dim.
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