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A-Mart 07-29-2009 02:04 AM

2007 WK Build Log
 
Well, I started the install today. If I never have to do another one, it's fine with me. Snaking the wires around the jeep is a bitch haha. Anyway, I started at 3:30 and ended at 9:30. I ran into some complications removing the radio bezel and also took a break to eat dinner, so rougly a 4.5 hr. install. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but I would appreciate it if someone can suggest a good place to ground my amp. I'll post more tomorrow as I finish up the installation.

These pictures are just of where I ran the wire...for anyone that might be puzzled as to where they want to run it. I'll post pictures of where I'm putting the amp/sub tomorrow after I do that step.

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/4474/img0148c.jpg
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1241/img0149enl.jpg
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5971/img0150p.jpg
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5128/img0151uvt.jpg
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6895/img0152f.jpg

08Hemi 07-29-2009 03:19 PM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
Pics didnt work...please post! I am getting ready to instal an amp/sub soon...can you provide any tips/tricks that others might find useful (like me :) )??

jkram 07-29-2009 03:33 PM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
On my subwoofer box I grounded the subamp on one of the oem amp mounting bolts. The left rear quarter of the Jeep.

---------- Post added at 04:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:30 PM ----------

Here is a picture from WKJEEPS.COM
http://www.wkjeeps.com/interior/audio_amp_001.jpg

A-Mart 07-29-2009 11:59 PM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
thanks for the hint, but I just drilled a hole under the trim by the liftgate latch in teh back and screwed the ring terminal down there. As for hints, Hemi, check out the pictures in the bottom of this post. I wil say that the cargo tray is a great place to put the amp, and under it is a great place to hide the wires. Save yourself some time and pain and buy one of those tools that help you push wire through tight places. Getting past the pillar with the driver's seatbelt is a BITCH. I ran the wires from the headunit, under the steering wheel above the pedals, then behind the piece of trim and behind the hood release, under the driver's side kick panels, under the trim above the wheel well, then under the caro tray, into the cargo tray through the holes that are already present (they look like tie down places) then the speaker wire from the amp, out through the hole already present, then up through the tie downs in the main cargo area above the tray. The pictures below will explain. It's a relatively clean install if you take advantage of the cargo tray.

The rubber plug I cut a hole into to enter the car through the firewall:
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1128/img0153f.jpg
Another pic:
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8948/img0154f.jpg
Amp in caro tray (note where the wires enter/exit the tray:
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/5620/img0157i.jpg
Final Install sorry for the blurriness:
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6302/img0155ndc.jpg

Megatron 07-30-2009 08:11 AM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
Final install looks good, even with the blurriness!

NHWK05 07-30-2009 08:21 AM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
Looks good, glad to see you got it all squared away.

psycojeep 07-30-2009 10:30 AM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
Looks great !!!

A-Mart 07-30-2009 11:18 AM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
Thanks fellas...If anyone has any questions abut anything I did, please don't hesitate to ask.

NHWK05 07-30-2009 12:11 PM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
Now that you mention it, Where exactly did that power wire enter the cab? behind the stereo? How did you route it to the floor from the dash?

A-Mart 07-30-2009 12:43 PM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
The power wire enters the cab pretty much right ni the middle of the steering wheel and the radio. I ran it from there, across the pedals, then down with the rest of the wiring. The wiring going across the pedals is hidden by the black piece of trim that is attached with two screws.

NHWK05 07-30-2009 01:02 PM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
Sweet, sounds good to me, I will have to remember that one for the next time.

A-Mart 07-30-2009 03:36 PM

Re: 2007 WK Build Log
 
Yeah, if you look for the plug from the interior, you won't see it. The best way to enter the cabin is to run the power wire through the hole, then pull it through, because trust me....you don't want to have to bend the way I did to find the plug from the inside.


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