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KickerCS Upgrade with Kicker Key amp Install Assistance

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

  1. May 31, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    It makes the radio lights dim when you turn on your headlights like normal operation I believe. If it's not wired up your radio will be at full brightness all the time.
     
  2. May 31, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    Yes. The blue wires from the metra harnesses are connected with the blue remote wire coming from the key.
     
  3. May 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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    O wow, thanks for the explanation! Will definitely be doing that
     
  4. May 31, 2019 at 12:28 PM
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    Thanks! Also, if I'm running the 4 door speakers what should the back switches be switched to? Should the fader on or off? Thanks!
     
  5. May 31, 2019 at 11:38 PM
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    Hey guys,

    I hope Im going crazy but after going thru this thread, between two of the photos uploaded, there seems to be a discrepancy:
    It looks like the input for the left front and right front are going to different connectors. Is it me or am I going crazy?

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  6. Jun 1, 2019 at 4:30 AM
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    The lower picture is incorrect and was fixed before soldering
     
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  7. Jun 1, 2019 at 4:49 AM
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    Destin_meeks is correct. I had the wires incorrectly going into the female rather than the male. It pays to triple check your wiring prior to making your final connections. I also printed out the correct picture and continued to re-check as I was soldering.
     
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  8. Jun 1, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    I assumed as much, just wanted to confirm. Thanks guys!
     
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    Fader should be switched to on if using front and rear speakers.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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    Thanks! Also, what does the fader do?
     
  11. Jun 1, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    "Fader" is front to rear, so it tells the amp you're using 4 front and rear inputs as opposed to just 2 front inputs
     
  12. Jun 1, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    Just finished my install of the key and hideaway. Couldnt have done it without this thread. Thanks!
     
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  13. Jun 1, 2019 at 11:24 PM
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    Thank you! Put mine to off and I just noticed that the rear speakers were not even ON this whole time. I will change the Fader to ON tomorrow morning which I hope makes it sound better since the las 2 days I had it OFF. Haha. Also, should the compressor be ON or OFF if I have both gains very low? Thanks guys! This thread has helped A LOT!
     
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  14. Jun 2, 2019 at 5:21 AM
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    I do the compressor off
     

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