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Hi guys.

As some of you may already noticed, I'm a bit of carstereo, and car-electronic freak:-
I'm about to do a very serious audio install in my UP!, as I would like to have an extremely correct audio reproduction.

The first step in every carstereo-install, is to run the different wires through the car.
This series of pictures shows how to run the wires through the car, in the right manner.
You have to disassemble most of the car's interior, but when done there's plenty of room for the cable-run.

The pictures should show most of the process, but if any doubt, just ask....









































































































 

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I love this thread! Thank you for uploading all those pictures!

Do you have any information about the needed speaker spacer/installation rings for the doors, maximum depth of speakers etc.?

I don't have the car yet, but I have two 8" 80W RMS active under-seat subwoofers (can't use the trunk for car audio because of the dog). I'm planning to buy new door speakers for all 4 doors, 4ch amp, speaker rings, power distribution blocks, dampening mats, cables etc. but I've been waiting so I can measure what I need for the doors regarding speaker depth and installation rings.

Again, thanks so much for uploading this. Keep the pictures coming in this and/or other threads :)

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Stratcast: Thank you for your feedback.Will upload the speaker-change guide within 1 hour...
 

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Thanks this helps me a lot.
Ive removed the door card on my seat mii (up clone)
And have found 2 unused wires, which i need to use to pass 0 and 12 volts through, so i can fit
Electric window motor, hopefully i can rewire the loom socket that passes the wires from the body to the door,
 

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Very useful visual how-to. I did a similar install on my Jaguar XKR, but it was made a lot simpler because the battery is in the boot :)
 

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I connected my power wire to the automated manual gearbox control unit. Does anyone know if this is a stable connection? My amplifier went into safe mode and I'm trying to find the reason for this.
 

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I connected my power wire to the automated manual gearbox control unit.
Why ?!!!!!! Just take power from a fuse box or run a fused wire from the battery. It's easy on the Up. The OP's pictures show the grommet in the bulkhead that you feed the wire through (actually no need to remove wipers, just pull off rubber strip at front of plastic covering and lift plastic far enough to get a screwdriver into the grommet to make the initial hole...)
 

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Why ?!!!!!! Just take power from a fuse box or run a fused wire from the battery. It's easy on the Up. The OP's pictures show the grommet in the bulkhead that you feed the wire through (actually no need to remove wipers, just pull off rubber strip at front of plastic covering and lift plastic far enough to get a screwdriver into the grommet to make the initial hole...)
Yes I have done that actually and everything is installed by this example. My only problem is that my amplifier went into protection mode and I can't figure out why. The reserve terminal that was shown on op's pic doesn't have power by me! So it was either get a fuse for this terminal or use the automated manual control gearbox control (terminal on battery), on my up its being used.
 

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What exactly is "protection mode" for an amplifier? I was assuming the thing gets power and audio signals and it works, but may shut down through a short at the output (to the speakers), or a shutdown through lack of power... I assume there are other reasons, and I am curious to know.....

And I am still not clear about why anyone uses the gearbox electrics as a power source (if I understand correctly). This does not seem sensible.
 

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Well it’s the terminal on the battery reserved for automatic cars maybe? It’s free and there are no wires running to it... I have a manual.
Protection mode on a amplifier means that it detected something in the connection and before further damage is done to the amplifier, it shut down to protection mode and doesn’t come on till the problem is fixed or you reset it. At least that’s what I understand. Only problem is that it don’t no what that might be. I don’t know how to reset it either and nowhere online gives a clear answer for the setup that I have.
I have a jbl basspro micro.
 

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Oh, I see now. It's just an always-on battery connector, and related to stop-start!.... I was somehow getting an image of there being a connector on the auto-gearbox control unit! Duhhh :)

As I said, I cannot see "protection mode" being anything other than current overload or a short at the speaker output (or for that matter, open circuit can be an issue for amps, i.e. no speaker attached), or the amp detecting low voltage at the power input. If it were mine, I'd probably have it out of the car and hook up a 12v power source or battery, a speaker, and input line level, from say the headphone socket of a phone, pc, or cd player etc... And see what happens.... Do you not have manual for the amp?
 
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