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Hey All,

I just bought a Knuconcept 4g Kolossus wiring kit, and I want to replace my current wires myself instead of taking it to an overpriced shop.

Even though I know the process of wiring a system, I have no clue which wires to connect first and the order in which you connect them.



Do I start with the Power Wire or the ground?

Do I need to remove the fuse within the fuse block when connecting the power wire to the battery and amp?

Do I first put in the power wire or the ground wire when connecting to the amps terminals?

These are my most important questions, but I would like a full step by step guide.

If you can please put answers in 1., 2., 3. etc..


Thanks a lot!
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step 1 remove fuse in Power wire
step 2 remove old power and ground
step 3 instal new power and ground wire and strip the paint from where your grounding the amp(you can wire up the fuse block with fuse removed)
step 4 check for loose connections and loose wire (make sure that the wire doesnt pull out of the connectors...pull on them to make sure)
step 5 install fuses
step 6 enjoy!!
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Hey KickinBlazer,

Thanks.

What would happen if I don't remove the fuse?

Also when connecting the wires to the amp should I add the power wire first to the amps terminals or ground first then power?
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Hey KickinBlazer,

Thanks.

What would happen if I don't remove the fuse?

Also when connecting the wires to the amp should I add the power wire first to the amps terminals or ground first then power?
on the not removing fuse part ....its best to remove the fuses first that shuts off current to the power run and makes the wires safe to handle

and with the main fuse removed and it doesnt matter how your wire i like to do main power first and then ground and then recheck all runs and connections to make sure they are away from heat ,anything sharp or something it could arc off on and once cheacked reinstal fuses and check for sound
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Thanks bro, I think I can handle it .

BTW, I ordered the Autotek MM4000.1D, I couldn't resist lol. Should be here next week.

I read in the Autotek manual that it isn't good to mount the amp vertical (on the back of the box) instead you should mount it horizontal (on the top of the box)..... My box has the subs facing up with no room on it to mount on the top, only the back of the box has space for an amp..... Will I fry my amp if I mount it vertical?

Should I just mount it on the back of my box, or somehow lay it flat on my trunk if there's no other option?
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Thanks bro, I think I can handle it .

BTW, I ordered the Autotek MM4000.1D, I couldn't resist lol. Should be here next week.

I read in the Autotek manual that it isn't good to mount the amp vertical (on the back of the box) instead you should mount it horizontal (on the top of the box)..... My box has the subs facing up with no room on it to mount on the top, only the back of the box has space for an amp..... Will I fry my amp if I mount it vertical?

Should I just mount it on the back of my box, or somehow lay it flat on my trunk if there's no other option?
that amp is ok after looking at the amp it might do a respectable 1300watts at 1 ohm at 14.4.....but like any maxxsonics product its important to feed it 14.4 to maintain power less is ok but expect less power.and yes its recomended to mount laying down but you can mount vertical just makes the amp heat up a little faster...which as long as your not abusing the amp or showing it very low voltage it will prolly be ok iv had my new amp mounted vertical for awile now and it hasnt had to ill efects
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mm4000.1d is the old one that did 4k @ 2 ohm

the new one is the m4000.1d, which is the same amp as a brutus 1600.
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Thanks all.

I don't think the KnuKoncept RCAs are good because of bad review.

Can you direct me to some very good top of the line RCA cables?
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yea knu rca's suck. I prefer the cheapo stingers myself. i've never been able to tell the difference. Problem with the knus is they damage super easy. i had 3 sets in my car, all 3 got jacked up. only rca's i've ever damaged.
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I use cadence rcas. Cheap and never had an issue with them
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Thanks.

I got the wiring kit and the amp today.

Amp is beefy and heavy as **** and I can't wait to install it!

The wiring kit however look much smaller in person, it had a lot more rubber than I expected surrounding the wire strands and all of the cables felt really loose like they were going to fall apart.
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You got the CCA and not the OFC.
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Hey,

I got the OFC Kolossus kit, the expensive one.

Still beats my current wiring.
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