Long story short, after installing JBL GX963 6x9s in the front doors, I wasn't completely satisfied that I lost a little bass in the front. After doing a lot of searching, I understand that the amp is the problem, but I really don't want to mess with it.
I purchased the Kenwood KSC-SW11 Compact Powered Enclosed sub off of Amazon for a pretty good price and I am going to give it a try. It seemed to be the smallest powered sub available with decent reviews. I measured under the passenger seat and it seems like it might actually fit, so my plan is to install it there. If that doesn't work, I'll find another spot for it.
Apparently, this powered sub does not need to be connected to the battery, and can be powered by tapping into the interior fuse box per the instructions
. I've seen some who've installed it this way, and others who have disregarded the instructions and hooked it up to the battery anyway. Rather than trying to go through the firewall, I think I'll end up tapping into the interior fuse box, unless you guys feel this would be a bad idea.
I would like to run my plan by you guys in case I am missing any important details or if what I might be doing would cause issues later down the road.
Power: I plan on purchasing a mini add-a-circuit fuse tap to tap into one of the cavities, as I don't believe there is a spare open slot. The power wire included has a 10 amp fuse on it already, but I'm not entirely sure which cavity I should tap into. I found a Renegade manual online, and starting on page 345, it lists the fuse cavities of the interior (I have a 2016 but I'm assuming it's the same as 2017).
Does anyone have any suggestions?
On/Off: The instructions say to wire this into the back of the head unit, but I would like to avoid cutting wires, so couldn't I add this wire to the fuse box as well? I was looking at the fuse cavities again, and noticed F36 supplies the UConnect system. My thought was to use another add-a-circuit fuse tap with a smaller fuse. I saw someone use a 3 amp fuse, but I'm not entirely sure if that's right. Any thoughts on that? Or should I go straight to the head unit for on/off?
Input: I'll tap the rear speaker wires behind the head unit to get input as I see a lot of people suggest doing that. Any difference between doing the rear versus the front for input? Do I have to tap behind the head unit or is there another way?
Ground: Pretty self-explanatory, but will depend on if I can place this under the passenger seat. I'll see if I can use one of the seat bolts.
Running wires: I would like to just take off one side of the panels near the passenger seat. Is it possible run the power and on/off wires back up through/behind the head unit and then behind the glove box to reach by the passenger seat? This is one of those things where I have no idea what to expect.
I would appreciate any help/advice/thoughts on this.