1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Amp install speaker wires nightmare

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by thaskin, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Aug 6, 2018 at 1:50 PM
    #1
    thaskin

    thaskin [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2017
    Member:
    #6840
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    tom
    Vehicle:
    Red SR5 DC 4.6
    HYPER CHIP, K&N FILTER SOME WARLORD RIMS 2"LEVEL KIT, TRD PRO GRIL
    Hey everyone. kinda stumped here. Have a clarion Nx706 with terminator mtx speakers. Trying to hook up my kicker Dx250.4 amp powers up green light on. Nothing at the speakers. Have the harness j145 and j144 break down but can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Any help with what wires should I pair with what. 2016 SR5 non JBL.

    15335885174492307511935653966467.jpg
     
  2. Aug 6, 2018 at 2:33 PM
    #2
    Cfincke

    Cfincke Mall Crawler but capable

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3797
    Messages:
    983
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    San Antonio
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra 1794 CM 5.7 4x4 sunset bronze
    2002 Tundra SR5 with Fabtech adjustable coil-overs to level the truck
    What are you using to get a signal to the amp. Most people use a line output converter.
    Search the user name @TundraTex - he has a detailed writeup from when he installed his stereo.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2018 at 2:38 PM
    #3
    thaskin

    thaskin [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2017
    Member:
    #6840
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    tom
    Vehicle:
    Red SR5 DC 4.6
    HYPER CHIP, K&N FILTER SOME WARLORD RIMS 2"LEVEL KIT, TRD PRO GRIL
    Was using factory wires. I'm not the greatest at electronics, but I thought that what the signal lines were? Thought on the front you have to for the tweets on the dash control the door speakers. But I'll definitely look into it. Thanks.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2018 at 4:45 PM
    #4
    Cfincke

    Cfincke Mall Crawler but capable

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3797
    Messages:
    983
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    San Antonio
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra 1794 CM 5.7 4x4 sunset bronze
    2002 Tundra SR5 with Fabtech adjustable coil-overs to level the truck
    Here is the write up I was referencing.
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/tundratex-2016-crewmax-audio-build.7394/
    Lou used a line output converter to take the signal from the factory harness to the RCA inputs on the amp then wired back to the factory harness to the wires that feed to the door speaker locations. He notes the 2 different harness adapters he used so he was not cutting up the factory wiring system and allows him to remove his system and reinstall the factory amp if he ever wanted to.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2018 at 6:44 PM
    #5
    thaskin

    thaskin [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2017
    Member:
    #6840
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    tom
    Vehicle:
    Red SR5 DC 4.6
    HYPER CHIP, K&N FILTER SOME WARLORD RIMS 2"LEVEL KIT, TRD PRO GRIL
    Thank you. I'll address this this weekend. Appreciate the Info.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2018 at 2:55 PM
    #6
    thaskin

    thaskin [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2017
    Member:
    #6840
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    tom
    Vehicle:
    Red SR5 DC 4.6
    HYPER CHIP, K&N FILTER SOME WARLORD RIMS 2"LEVEL KIT, TRD PRO GRIL
    Update wired everything up still no output guessing faulty amp. Sending it back. Awa

    20180809_192836.jpg
     
  7. Aug 12, 2018 at 3:42 PM
    #7
    Tundra Fan

    Tundra Fan Paper Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2016
    Member:
    #4489
    Messages:
    1,815
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Toby
    Nor Cal (Placer Co.)
    Vehicle:
    2013 Platinum, Silver Sky Metallic
    Is the gain on the amp turned all the way down?
     
  8. Aug 12, 2018 at 3:59 PM
    #8
    thaskin

    thaskin [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2017
    Member:
    #6840
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    tom
    Vehicle:
    Red SR5 DC 4.6
    HYPER CHIP, K&N FILTER SOME WARLORD RIMS 2"LEVEL KIT, TRD PRO GRIL
    I had it set halfway. Didn't what to over load anything.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top