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KickerCS Upgrade with Kicker Key amp Install Assistance

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by siKjiTz, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. Dec 16, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    Isn't that where an airbag is?
     
  2. Dec 16, 2018 at 6:06 PM
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    Yes and no. It is behind where the amp is but there is a steel tube in front of it so it does not come out from that panel when deployed. I was also concerned about this till I found the video below. At 2 min you can see it comes out of the upper dash be hind the amp an metal tubing.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GIkPjOFC_sk
     
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  3. Dec 23, 2018 at 1:12 AM
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    I have Kicker CS 6x9 in the front doors, 6.5” in the back doors, and Subaru Kicker tweeters.
     
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  4. Jan 10, 2019 at 1:17 PM
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    None yet... that's why I'm here.
    @siKjiTz I've got essentially the same setup. I'm working on installing the Key this weekend (still waiting on a harness to arrive) Where did you ground your amp?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2019 at 10:42 PM
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    These harness will take care of that.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    Could anyone direct me to a more detailed wiring setup for using the metra harnesses, Kicker Key and OEM head unit? Want to use to OEM power and ground setups via the harness. I'm getting no power to the amp and no volume control available on the head unit.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    This may help. There is a couple of other threads already on how to wire the harness. Try googling it.

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  8. Jan 26, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Looks like my problem was the purple remote turn on wire.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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    Any issues with heat wince your last post?

    I'm going for the glove box and crutchfield cautioned me to find a place with more air flow.

    I dont see how under a seat would get much airflow though.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    I ended up just putting it under the radio and haven’t had any issues. My harness was a little shorter than I liked so I decided not to put it over the glove box.
    I drove around with the dash open for a couple days to check how hot the amp gets before mounting and it only gets slightly warm so you should be ok. I also put the mic in the glove box so I can show people how it sounds before and after the auto eq. Hope this helps.
     
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  11. Feb 16, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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    Yeah I drilled a hole btweennhead unit and glove box. No problems so far...
     
  12. Feb 17, 2019 at 6:24 AM
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    There is actually a notch in the panel you remove to change the air filter and the wire fits nicely in it so you don’t have to drill anything.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    But then you dont get to use your drill :muscleflexing:
     
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  14. Feb 17, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    Good point.
     
  15. Feb 17, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    Did anyone get a slight white noise hissing from their tweeters after installing the kicker key?
     
  16. Feb 17, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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    Yep. Nearly everyone. Cut the gains down till it goes away. You’ll still get plenty of volume from it
     
  17. Feb 17, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    That means gains like 4 or 5 or less?

    And yeah, that's how i set it and it still is loud AF.

    What causes that?
     
  18. Feb 17, 2019 at 10:00 PM
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    I've been running mine in the glove box. It's almost too hot to touch after a 20 min drive.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2019 at 5:04 AM
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    The inputs are super sensitive because they can be used with clean low-level sources or less clean high level sources (like our radios)
    Sometimes there is just noise in a system. It’s a cheap amp when compared to JL and Focal and Hertz and so on, so we deal with a bit of hiss and higher gains.
    Most people just turn the gains down till they can’t hear it anymore, and still report plenty of volume level, so no worries!
     
  20. Feb 18, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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    What volume are listening at? I had the gains all the way down and 40 volume for my testing.
     
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