I currently have the JBL system in my 2008 DC. It is a real pain in the ass to install an aftermarket stereo with the current wiring. Crutchfield apparently has no solution. I know there are different wiring harnesses out there but I don't want to spend the money and I really don't want the sound going through the JBL amp. The JBL amp and sub are coming out anyways because my custom box won't fit behind the seat with that pile of plastic there.
What I want to do is just install my alpine bt-103 with all new wiring. The speakers are straight forward. I will run new wires and connect them to the new speakers that are going in the doors. I have a question on power source though. I was going to run a power wire right from the battery. Is this a good idea? Fuse it? And as far as the ground wire, is there an existing place to ground where I don't have to grind and drill?
And where I have no clue whatsoever is where connect the wire that turns the stereo on/off with the ignition. I think I went to the fuse box on my old truck but I don't wanrt to screw anything up. I will also be hooking up a 400w amp so is it possible that these two can connect to the same spot.
Just to reiterate I do not want to splice into the existing wires whatsoever.
Thanks in advance for any insight.