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How to install a SubWoofer in a car – Beginners Guide

Wow! Are you going to Install the Subwoofer for your Car? Checkout our Procedures to Install a Subwoofer. A subwoofer is a special kind of speaker. It’s designed to reproduce the low range of frequencies, resulting in cleaner and better sounding bass than a standard speaker. Subwoofers work with the other speakers in a car stereo system to provide a full range of sound frequencies. You can Fix your Subwoofer System in No time.

In this Instruction, We will show you the whole process of installing an subwoofer into a car.

Best Brand of SubwoofersJBL Audio 10, MTX Audio Terminator Series TNE212D, Rockford Fosgate P300-12 300 Watt Amplified Subwoofer, Orion HCCA122 12-inch DVC 2 Oh Subwoofer, Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8 Dual 2 Ohm Subwoofer, CT Sounds Meso 8-inch Car Subwoofer Dual 4 Ohm, JL Audio 10TW3 – D4, 10-inch Subwoofer.

Common Size of the Subwoofers – 10 Inch, 12 Inch, 15 Inch, 18 Inc

Required Items for the Fixing of the Subwoofer – You’ll need 3/4-inch-thick medium-density fiberboard, PVA glue, screws, clamps, silicone, carpeting, a terminal cup (which is a plastic cup with terminals to connect the speaker wires to the speakers), speaker wire, and the subwoofer. Tools such as tape measure, pencil, screwdriver, jigsaw, drill, and soldering iron. For the power and ground wires, you will need thicker wires depending on how powerful the amplifier is. REALLY powerful amps could need as much as a 0 gauge wire.

When looking at speakers and amplifiers, do not look at the peak power. A speaker or amp can only be run on the peak power for about a minute before it goes bad or overheats. You want to be running your subwoofers on its RMS rating rather than the peak rating.

Choosing a size for a speaker is also important. Smaller speakers like the 8- and 10-inch ones, are very quick to respond and punch better than bigger ones, but are not very loud. Bigger ones like 15+ inch ones, are very loud compared to smaller ones at the same wattage, but have slow response, and make the sound mushier. The bigger ones also handle lower frequencies better too. 12-inch speakers are a good compromise for a basic system.

The Right place to mount the Subwoofer is in the Front Trunk or in the Luggage back area of the Car.  The flat rear surface of the box should sit against the back of your rear seat, leaving the speaker facing outward into the luggage area.

Measure and Fix the Subwoofer as below,

We will start with wiring the power from the battery. It is important to get the power from the battery. You could also easily blow a fuse by using the little ones the fuse box has. Run the majority of the power cable through the hole in the firewall, making sure to leave enough wire to get to the battery.

If you look at all the wires coming out of the back of the head unit, there should be 1 or 2 blue ones. These are called the remote wires.

If your wires are labeled they may be labeled as:
-Power Antenna
-Pwr. Ant.
or something similar to one of those.

If there are 2 wires, there should be one labeled Amp. If there is just one blue wire, you can use that. If you have a power antenna, you will have to splice into the blue wire for use with the amp too. What you need to do is connect the 16 – 18-gauge wire to the correct blue wire. When the stereo comes on, so will the amp.

The Measurement of the Box should be few Inches outside the diameter of the Speaker where the Box diameter is more over the diameter of the Speaker.

Size the box by cutting the unwanted space of the box.

You would need a Certain Space in the Box to Mount the Screws to fix the Car Subwoofer.

Put the speaker in the box, making sure the flimsy thin gasket thing is on it.
If the box has its own connectors on the outside, make sure they are wired to the speaker inside.

Predrill the Mounting Screws to a Smaller Hole Size using the Jigsaw and Driller.

Cut the Hole to Fix the Speaker Wires on the sides of the diameter of the Speaker on the box.

Fit the terminal cup, using silicone to seal and secure it in place.

Glue the Sides of the Box Front, Back, Bottom and Top to Place the Subwoofer inside the Box.

The Box should be Airtight so seal the box with Silicon

Spread the Carpet over the Box with the help of Glue and Tightly cover the box area with the Glue and the Carper.

Carper must be cur for every segment where the Speaker holes are neatly visible. The Front Section has to be Glued with the Carpet.

Run the Wires of the Speaker through the Holes of the terminals so you solder the Wires with Positive to Positive and Negative to Negative.

Connect the power cable from the battery into the spot on the amp that has one of the following markings (do not connect it to the speaker positive):

Connect the 16 to 18 gauge wire into the spot that says:

Connect the 3 foot, 10 gauge wire to the one marked (do not connect it to the speaker negative):

Connect the other end of the ground wire to a nearby bolt that connects to the body of the car.

Connect the speaker wire to the + and – marked for speakers on the amp. 

The final step is to go and connect the power cable to the battery. Make sure a large fuse is in the fuse holder.

Fit the speaker in place and secure it with screws. Place the speaker cover on the speaker, Connect the wires from your sound system. You’re ready to rock with the Nice Music!