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How'd you run your amp power cable?

So ... the firewall in my 2002 is clean; cleaner than on any vehicle I've ever owned before. I've found only one blank plug on the firewall located underneath the PCM connector. Is this where you guys have used to run your amp power cable? I've also looked at the option of running it down the drivers side frame rail along w/ the fuel lines and then coming up through a floor plug apparently located underneath the rear seat.

Any ideas? What have you guys done? The amps will be mounted underneath the rear seat so thats where I need to get the cable to.

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I would run it which ever way can get you in the truck. So me I would do that plug you were talking about near the pcm. Just remember that the rca's should route the other side farthest away from the power cable it will reduce background/weird noise. So if you route the power cable down the driver side then I would do the rca's down the passenger.
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I would run it which ever way can get you in the truck. So me I would do that plug you were talking about near the pcm. Just remember that the rca's should route the other side farthest away from the power cable it will reduce background/weird noise. So if you route the power cable down the driver side then I would do the rca's down the passenger.


I second this, I ran my 1/0 cable in the hole thats usually for the clutch rod, where all the gauge lines come in the cab aswell. then under the door sils and under the back seat

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I wouldn't touch the fuel lines. You could end up with extra noise. An inch or two away should be fine. I have seen guys zip tie electronics too fuel lines and other things and end up with a crappy buzz.

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if your trucks an auto theres a rubber grommet where the clutch linkage should go through...just run it through that

then run it down one side of the truck...run your rca's on the opposite side of the truck so you dont get any engine noise crossing into your rca's

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Is there any reason why you shouldnt run the amp cable under the cab as long as its by itself ?

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if your around salt and anything corrosive it could eat plastic and ruin the wire...and if it somehow hits somethin and bare wire gets exposted...u could run into a huge electrical problem...id just be safe and do it inside the truck

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I sliced a slit in the grommet around the steering column and ran it through there then under the door seals and trim to behind the back seat.

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well buy a grommet from an autoparts store and match an drill bit to it.. then make one.
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