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    CDA-9833 10 gauge cable to battery

    I have an accord 98 and I'm trying to connect the 10 gauge cable straight to the battery but I don't see any opening or space to pass the cable from the receiver to the battery. Does anyone have experience with accords and know how can I do this? Also, where exactly do I connect the cable to the battery?

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    Is it the firewall you need to go through? You're trying to run a wire from the battery under the hood, to the cabin of the car, right?
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    In my 2000 accord there is a group of wires right behind the stearing wheel that go through a very large rubber grommet, its about 4 inches accross. I simply poked a hole through that with a screwdriver, I passed through a 4 guage wire as weel as some wire for my car alarm siren.
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    Yes lgbr, I guess that's what I has to be done.

    Peoples I don't see what you mention on your post. Maybe there isn't the same. Someone told me to connect it to the fuse box but the end of my cable has a ring terminal and I don't know where to connect that. The reason it has to go straight to the battery is because my the receiver has an internal amplifier and draws to much power.

    Any other suggestion on what should I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yunier2002
    Yes lgbr, I guess that's what I has to be done.

    Peoples I don't see what you mention on your post. Maybe there isn't the same. Someone told me to connect it to the fuse box but the end of my cable has a ring terminal and I don't know where to connect that. The reason it has to go straight to the battery is because my the receiver has an internal amplifier and draws to much power.

    Any other suggestion on what should I do?
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    I suggest you take it in to get it done, unless you feel really comfortable doing that. Then again, I dont know if I would trust anyone drilling holes in my car, but oh well. If you try it yourself, you will be glad you are only running 8 gauge wire

    Suprised your reciever needs more power though. Is it cutting out or something? If someone just suggested you do it, I say to just try it to see if you have problems. I didnt look up any of the HU specs, but I really doubt it would use that much power.

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    id agree with mbuchman. Almost all receivers have an internal amp. Pioneers having that crazy MOSFET internal (that doesnt work worth **** but thats besides the point). And whatever you do dont wire it to the fuse box. If anything goes wrong you could fry that whole thing. Not to mention power spikes killing off things like a horn or parking lights. Happened to a freind of mine when he wired a small amp this way. Its a lot cheaper to replace a head unit than it is to replace that fuse box. Check the specs on your HU...ive never heard of one needing to be connected to a battery

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    Thanks guys. I did find a way for the cable to go through and connected to the battery. Here is the wiring note on why it needs to go directly 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.

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    This is a common thing with higher end alpine units - but if you aren't using the internal mosfet amp, its not required. I always blow some fuse if that internal amp comes on for some reason (like when I unplug my battery and lose all my settings ). Maybe I should just not blast my music, but the default volume after a reset is 10/35 on my new alpine which for some reason is like 18/35 on my old one...

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