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///Milan 07-04-2006 12:08 AM

Deck Installation
Hey guys, I just bought a Pioneer 5800MP for the car and was wondering, how hard is it to do myself and do I just need to buy the harness from like Best Buy? Is rewiring the amp necessary or am I just connecting wires? Never done a deck install so wondering if I should just do it myself or take it in. Any thoughts?


brent-E30 07-04-2006 10:41 AM

its not that hard, dont just start cuting wires tho, go to a audio shop and get the wiring harnis (spelling?) for your car this may cost you like 20$ish but then you just plug it in to the old wiring and sodder away...i dont know if you can get it from best buy. :confused: a shop could order it if they dont have it in stock. and then your go to go:)
have fun

///Milan 07-04-2006 12:22 PM

Aw, I have to solder?? Damn, I don't know how to solder and I don't wanna mess anything up.

M3islove 07-05-2006 01:00 AM

Soldering is easy as pie, but you can always just ghetto-rig it with electrical tape etc.

///Milan 07-05-2006 01:16 AM

Would that affect sound quality?

brent-E30 07-05-2006 08:02 AM


Soldering is easy as pie, but you can always just ghetto-rig it with electrical tape etc.

Would that affect sound quality?
it would be fine unless the wires came apart, wich could happen,:( then you have to take it all out and do it again*mumble* sodering is easy if you want to learn but if not you can get "wire conectors" that you crimp with wire crimpers or you could use plires if you dont have wire crimpers, you can buy the conectors at crapy tire they are about 1in long and look like a littel tube. and you want the pink ones, they come in differnt sizes but the pink ones are the right size for you. you just stick a wire in each end crush the pink tube on them give a light tug to make sure it got them and the tape to be safe. they will cost lik at the most 2$ this works

good luck*th-up*

///Milan 07-05-2006 11:07 AM

Awesome thanks a lot, and those connectors are the things that look kinda like caps or something right? I might've used them in wiring my basement.
Thanks a lot,

brent-E30 07-05-2006 01:51 PM

they look like i pink tube 1/8in diameter and about an inch long and flar out just abit it both ends. they arnt the ones you crew on and look like cones. theyes are like littel tubes here:
i dont know what this site is but it has a pic of the conectors you want, but you want the pink ones like a said befor they are the right size, theys are to big but you can see what they look like, go to crapy tire and get some

hope all goes well*wiggle*

spooner_dee 07-05-2006 06:56 PM

there called butt connectors, you can get them most anywhere like 100 for a buck or two, very easy and clean, i usualy crimp my wires, then wrap in electrical tape to keep out moisture and to keep it clean looking. make sure you connect your amp wire or you will get no sound

98Dinan3 07-06-2006 03:11 PM

the "caps" are called marettes

$500bimmer 07-06-2006 11:44 PM

i can do it for ya, call me at my shop 905-840-4999 ask for dan jr

M3islove 07-07-2006 12:02 AM

i dunno if canada has walmart, but if you do, go to their electrical section. they'll have a set of 50 or so terminals and a wire splicer. won't cost you more than a couple bucks for pretty much all you'll need.

if not, these connecters i like better for audio installations:
they're just a little confusing at first, but basically all you do is stick one wire in one side and one wire in the other side, slide down the metal piece and close the cap. rock solid - and a bitch to reverse if you **** up lol.

paul christians 07-07-2006 02:43 AM


Originally Posted by 98Dinan3
the "caps" are called marettes

that is a big NO..NO..NO..not safe for cars at DAN jr or pm me man....

$500bimmer 07-07-2006 04:11 PM

paul! hows it goin! are you going to the meet tonite?

paul christians 07-07-2006 04:30 PM

^^ will see what is up,I may come but tomorrow I will be at G/P of T-DOT......

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