View Full Version : Help w/running amp wires from front to back on 06 crew cab
12-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Just as the title says, I just finished up building the box(down fire drivers side), I ran the power cable through the firewall(pain in the ASS!!!), I am just wanting to know those of yall that have ran amp wires in your crew cabs what side did yall run the wires on, what path did you take, where in the back did you pull the wires out (or did you just cut a hole in the carpet)...basically what ways did you do and it did you find it easy. Not to be picky but if you decide to respond please don't just say "I ran them back on the passengerís side", I would like to know starting at the front of the truck if you ran in front of or behind certain things, around things...I am asking before I start so I don't waste time doing it the wrong and long way.
12-13-2011, 01:11 PM
where is your amp mounted? i have an 01 sierra crew cab so in the back, the seat folds towards the front of the truck and the back folds down revealing the back wall of the cab (from top to bottom 1/2 plastic and 1/2 carpet)
i ran my power on the driverside aswell and amp wires on the passenger, here's what i did (you'll need lots of zip-ties and if you're feeling crazy get some corrogated black-plastic wire tubing):
remove your dash bezel and head unit, glove box, and plastic carpet/door trim at the base of each door, and the B-Pillar plastic cover on the passenger side
start at the head unit, plug in all your wires going to the amp(s) (rca's, amp remotes, etc.)
grab them all together at once and zip tie them together every 6 inches or so (you dont need to zip tie the whole length of the wires yet, just remember to do it as you move down, i zip tied my wires together as well as zip tied the whole bundle to the truck)
route the wires thru the back of the radio bucket and down and out behind the glove box
behind the glove box there should be some metal frame-work, zip tie your wire bundle to the bottom of this framework but not so low that you can see it under the platic dash below the glovebox.
next zip tie your bundle to some of the high wiring in the corner and route the wire behind where the plastic from the carpet/door trim that comes up in the front.
then just run the wire bundle (zip tied every six inches or so) underneath the plastic carpet/door trim.
when you get the the B-pilar (the pilar between the front and rear of the cab) you can zip tie your bundle to the stock wires there and continue down the side of the truck.
when you get to the back, the easiest way is to remove the plastic floor air vent and stuff the wires under the edge of the carpet to your amp that is mounted to the back wall of the cab behind the rear seat back.
if your amp is mounted somewhere else let me know where and i'll give you my recommendations.
hope this helps!
12-13-2011, 01:18 PM
also haven't seen behind the rear seats of a NBS crew cab so there may be some differences between my 2001 and your 2006, but the jist of it is there. let me know if you have any questions
12-13-2011, 01:18 PM
Just ran my wires down the driver side to the back wall and made a baffle for the rear wall. It cleaned it up tremendously and its fastened to the back wall with screws. Been like this for over a year now:
12-13-2011, 01:24 PM
that looks great! did you screw your baffle thru the cab wall sheet metal and if so have you had any water issues?
reason i ask is, i have 3 amps mounted back there and used self tapping screws to go thru the cab wall and have always been a little paranoid with putting holes in the sheet metal of the cab going outside the truck
12-13-2011, 04:00 PM
Straight through the sheetmetal and not one ounce of water got in the truck. I was waiting for it to happen and I was going to fix the issue if it did but nope not a problem at all. I cut walls out my trucks before for systems so it wasnt a big deal to me. Now if/when I pull it out ill put some caps on the holes to keep water from getting in. I actually cut a piece of mdf to match that rear carpet section (which the plastic piece does fit back in its just not in the pics), layed the carpet over the wood, screwed everything to the mdf, shaved the screws down flush, ran all wires behind the wood and screwed the mdf to the wall with 4 screws. it looks great and does its purpose very well
12-13-2011, 04:07 PM
yeah it looks really nice not being able to see the wires (even tho their all behind the seats anyways) very nice work!
12-18-2011, 09:53 AM
Sorry it has taken a bit to get back. Thanks Jacob...that was what I was thinking..I just wanted to make sure the wasn't a better way. I took some pics of the half finished job..I still need to paint the box and do some small clean up.
12-18-2011, 12:30 PM
yeah that looks pretty good, i'd clean the wires up a little behind the amp tho. nice box, very similar to mine with only one sub. well done
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