TNX Realm Noobie
2005 Xterra S
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Roosevelt, Utah
Just installed a new stereo, speakers, and tweeters. Working on installing a subwoofer and back-up camera. Decided to put the sub and amp (I've got a low profile powered woofer) in the pop-up compartment in the back, as I realized that I open that about once or twice every two years, and don't want to give up any cargo/sleeping space in the back. The struggle I'm running into right now is running the power from the battery. I'm using insulated 8 gauge wire. The options I've considered are:
1) Running it under the Xterra, using one of the grommet holes in the cargo area to get it into the vehicle. Bolt it to the undercarriage somewhere out of the way, avoiding the exhaust, and keeping it from places it may get pinched.
2) Running it through the frame under the Xterra... not sure how to get it in one hole and out the other, spent 45 minutes with fish tape going nowhere today.
3) Running it inside the Xterra. Need to find where to get it through the firewall on the passenger side, and how to get it under the carpet/behind the molding.
4) Waving a magic wand at the amp, hoping that will somehow power it.
Anyone who has done this on an '05, tips would be appreciated!!!