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Head Unit/Dash Ground Point - Gen 2

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by wizzard, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Aug 31, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    wizzard

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    I'm in the middle of installing a head unit (x920BT) and am looking for a ground screw to utilize. There is an awful lot of plastic back there, so what are y'all using for the ground screw?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    i soldered an extra bit of wire to the end of my ground and used a big bolt that sits behind a panel separating the glove box and airbag area
     
  3. Aug 31, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    Endurozw

    Endurozw War Damn Eagle!

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    Yeah I added on about 4 ft of wire and ran it down past the glove compartment to a screw as well....couldn't find any that were close.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    Why do you need to bolt the ground? I just installed a stereo in my truck and just wired everything into the factory harness which includes a ground. The radio I got had a C connector on the ground too, but I just cut it off and spliced it into the harness I bought to use the factory connectors. My stereo works awesome!! I've also heard that long ground wires can create alternator whine coming through the speaker.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2010 at 4:32 AM
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    Endurozw

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    Hmmm no issues here and I did consider just using the stock grounding point but after doing the bypass mod I felt a bit nervous with four ground wires running back and forth....wanted a good solid ground point to rely on.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I did the bypass on my Eclipse and soldered both ground wires to the ground in the harness. No noise or issues for me. My system is so quiet you could hear a mouse fart.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    used the harness as well, even for the bypass....no issues.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    I just drilled a hole in the metal bar behind it and used a self tapping metal screw to secure the ground.
     
  9. Sep 1, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    i used the existing ground screw in the drivers kick panel.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    Same here...no issues whatsoever.
     
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