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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 15-10-2012, 14:41 Thread Starter
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Need an earth point

Got my amp today and started wiring it up. Want it under my passenger seat but need an earth point around that area. The earth lead that came with the wiring kit I've got is about 2/3 foot
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Got my amp today and started wiring it up. Want it under my passenger seat but need an earth point around that area. The earth lead that came with the wiring kit I've got is about 2/3 foot
I would Use one of the bolts that hold the seat to the floor
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As said above mate use one of the bolts that hold the seat in place mate


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I would Use one of the bolts that hold the seat to the floor
That would be an ideal earthing point.

OP the whole of the vehicle body is an earth. The "earthing points" that MGR used were to make production easier for them and no other reason.

Just make sure there is an eyelet connector on the cable big enough for the bolt to go through and you're good
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Bolt is too big for the terminal
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Bolt is too big for the terminal
Either crimp on one that is big enough, or get a washer thats slightly larger, strip a bit of the wire and solder it to the washer. Voila. Giant ring connector


Failing that, get a self tapping metal screw and screw it into the chassis somewhere (be careful where you put it though)
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a lot of messing around that lol
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a lot of messing around that lol
Yeah i know, there just options if you dont have a bigger eyelet
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Could always take the seat out and cut and small hole in the carpet and run it to under the centre console?
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Just drilled a hole in the floor under the seat lol
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Too late now I know but I have got both my amps under the front seats. I used the bolts that locate the centre console at the read. There is an oblong panle just forward of the handbrake handle and under here is a decent sized bolt that can be used. Only problem with drilling and using self tapping screws is that by breaking the seal of the paint and galvanizing that you are now allowing a point for rust to start especially with dissimilar metals as steel and brass/copper of the ring terminal which can cause corrosion to start even faster due to galvanic action.
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