What's good y'all. I'm new to the forums (posting wise) but I've been lurking for awhile. I'm hoping to get a Gen 5 Camry in a couple months, but I'm sure how that's gonna work out. Until then, I have a 95 Corolla DX. I hate it, but it gets me from A to B with no problems.
I had the factory tape deck in there for the longest, then a few weeks ago I finally upgraded to an Alpine 9851 since my man started working at Best Buy. I only planned to keep that up until the return period was over though, because what I really wanted was the 9835. I'm happy to say that I returned the 9851, and I'm waiting on the 9835 to arrive in the mail any day now:clap: .
I know how to install a regular HU, but the 9835 has the V-Drive, which is a really strong internal amp. It draws a lot of currency, so Alpine strongly advises a direct connection to the battery.
Wiring Note: While providing high power output, this unit can draw a substantial amount of current. Per Alpine, this receiver's constant power wire must be connected directly to the positive terminal of the battery in your vehicle, and 10-gauge wire must be used to make the connection. This requires a length of 10-gauge power cable, an in-line fuse holder with a 20- to 30-amp fuse and a ring terminal (the ring terminal is used to connect the cable to the battery clamp). Although all the pieces of a basic amplifier wiring kit will not be not needed, if you do not wish to assemble the required items separately, the power wire and in-line fuse holder from a basic 10-gauge kit can be used to connect the constant power wire to your vehicle's battery. For a secure, permanent connection, the 10-gauge cable must be soldered to this receiver's 16-gauge constant power wire.
I know that I can pick up a 10 gauge wiring kit from Best Buy/Circuit City/Radio Shack for about $35, but I was wondering if it'd be cheaper to just buy the individual components, (power cable, in-line fuse holder with fuse, and ring terminal) or go with the complete kit. I have an old SAS bass tube sitting around, and my man is gonna give me his cheap Dual amp that he used to power his subs with, and I know I'll need an amp kit for that. The only thing I've installed audio wise are speakers and the HU, so I don't know much about the whole amp thing. I was just thinking maybe I'd get the kit if y'all tell me I'll end up needing parts from it for the amp/bass tube install that's coming in a few weeks.
Also, I have no idea how to hook up the amp kit to the HU and where/how to run the wire to the battery. I've been driving all week with no nothing, so I want to put in the HU as soon as I get it.
What do y'all think?