Jason Melville's 1994 Buick Century Sedan
Matt Holliday was one of Crutchfield's ace car enthusiasts for several years. He brought a lifetime of knowledge and experience to our team. He has since left the company to join the family business and pursue other interests.
More from Matt Holliday
- Alpine CDA-9855
- EFX Amplifier Wiring Kit 8-gauge w/Patch Cord
- Q-Logic QLH-.8512DE Type 1 Dual 12" hatchback box
- Profile AP1000M Mono Subwoofer Amp 310 watts RMS x1
- Two Alpine SWE-1242 12" 4-ohm Subwoofer
The process took about three hours including a dinner break. I couldn't decide where to mount the amp so I placed it in the trunk for now. I first wired the two subs to the box and mounted them into the box. I then disconnected the car's battery and disassembled the dash board to get the stock tape-deck out. I hooked up the new wires to the wire harness, attaching the REM, AUX, AMP wires, etc. I wired the power cord from the battery through the firewall and back into the trunk by means of the paneling, behind the rear seats, and into the trunk. I connected the subs to the amp, then the ground, REM, and the power cable to the amp. I put the Alpine stereo in place and reassembled the dash board. I connected the battery back up and it was ready to go.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Better sound quality and style points.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The Alpine CDA-9855 stereo.
Why did you choose these products?
Very good quality for great prices.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Feeding the power cord through the fire wall (which wasn't hard).
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
GPS navigation system, and DVD monitors in back of the head rests.
Alpine SWE-1242 12" x2 and Q-Logic Box