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    Hi guys,

    I've got myself an amp and sub ready to go into my Vectra. However after much searching and coming up with nowt, I have to ask: Where should I route my power leads / RCAs??

    A little info on what I want:

    My sub and amp are to go on the right hand side of the boot. Temporarily the amp will be screwed to the back of the seat until I have time and decent weather to make up a panel on the right side.

    I've heard its best to run power cables and RCA's separately but all opinions are what not are welcome!

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    Run your cables down the passenger side of car

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    Yup, down the passenger side. Never had an issue with running RCA's and power cable together before.

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    Run the power cable down the passenger side and the RCAs down the driver's side, you don't always get interference if you run them together but why take the chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alzsxi View Post
    Run the power cable down the passenger side and the RCAs down the driver's side, you don't always get interference if you run them together but why take the chance?
    this is what i have done there is a grommet behind the glovebox you can run cables through.

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    Picture below, take the glove box out and this is the grommet everyone's referring to that's behind it, pic shows mine after routing a 4 gauge cable through the side of it.

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    I ran my power cable down Passenger side but wasn't sure where to runnin rca's but after readinghis thinkk I'll run them down drivers side. I took my earth from the bolt under the back seat on the right hand side.

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    The grommet I used:

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    It's not always that you'll get interference but is possible I ha an issue when running 0gauge wiring through my corsa never took the chance after that it's something to do with the positive current that creates a magnetic field and interferes with the current in the phono leads, shopud be ok with newer cars though as they tend to be better earthed.

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