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    Secure RCA connections

    Any genius ideas on securing RCA wires in their connections so they don't vibrate out due to the sub or potholes?

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    The main thing is to use quality cables. The materials in the pin and outer ground cage vary from cable to cable. Ideally you want one that retains its shape and bounces back without bending like a spring steel type material


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    Maybe you can pinch the outer ground ring so it is slightly tight to push on until a better solution comes along?

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    None of this should be necessary. Almost every HU-amp connection in car audio is done using RCA's and with great success. Remember many times a customer goes to an installer and has a system put in and knows nothing about it or how to fix it. Those connections stay in place for years otherwise the installers would be having comes backs by the dozen. You can glue it if you want but quality cables with end that keep their spring tension and don't mushroom out should suffice. There should be more pressure required than you are expecting when you go to plug them in the first time and you should have to hold the device you are plugging into firmly to keep it from moving.
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    I may have jumped to conclusions, I didn't actually check the connections when I made the request, it was my assumption the RCA was coming loose because every time I hit a bump, the vid feed would glitch. But when I finally got a chance to check the connections, they are perfectly tight. So, it would seem either the vid converter is bad, or the vid card is bad, or the vga wire connected to the computer is loose ( there are no screws holding it in )...which is an even bigger headache than loose rca connection i think. Great, now I have to go through a whole BS trouble shooting crap to find out what's going bad.
    ... Wish it was a loose RCA smh.

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