New HU on the way, couple of questions.

DDonnie

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Mar 26, 2012
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I just purchased this headunit and I have a couple of questions.

Amazon.com: JVC KD-R730BT AM/FM/CD/MP3/BT receiver: Car Electronics

1. Does anybody know a good place to run the bluetooth mic?
2. What is a good place to ground the amp for my subs in the rear end? I have a 2004 TB ext LS.

For the ground, I really don't want to drill through the floor to tap into the frame, so I'm looking for other suggestions. The amp I'm using is about 500w rms.
 

Short Bus

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Dec 2, 2011
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I used 1 of the bolts for the 3rd row seat for a ground.
 

STLtrailbSS

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Dec 4, 2011
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A seat bolt will work there are also some grounds under the body panels in the cargo area. As far as your Mic I would suggest the drivers A pillar seems to get the best clarity
 

ghenny440

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Dec 14, 2011
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I have an envoy xl and my ground is the same as stated above, my mic is ran up the a piller and under the headliner to the overhead console i hooked it onto the end of it with the visor clip iv found that the actual a pillar on my customers rides they get alotta wind noise when driving and talking on the BT
 

Me007gold

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Nov 20, 2011
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I have the my bluetooth mic mounted on the over head console, some people mount it on the a-pillar trim, but then you have to worry about wind noise if you have the window down.
 

Boricua SS

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yea, the A-pillers cause a lot of wind noise, well not cause, but with the window down, its terrible on the other end... and i have my amps grounded to my seat bolt as well...
 

DDonnie

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So, run it up the a pillar, across the windshield, and bring it out near the memo recorder?
 

ghenny440

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dcmtnbkr said:
So, run it up the a pillar, across the windshield, and bring it out near the memo recorder?

Correct i hqve the one with the sunglass holder built in plus a larger seperate behind it i have it mounted on the back of the front overhead console inbetween those 2 overheads
 

MAY03LT

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Nov 18, 2011
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dcmtnbkr said:
For the ground, I really don't want to drill through the floor to tap into the frame...

But drilling stuff is fun!!! Plus as you probably know GM was nice enough to give us plenty of 1/4" holes just for grounding aftermarket equipment.
 

DDonnie

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ghenny440 said:
Correct i hqve the one with the sunglass holder built in plus a larger seperate behind it i have it mounted on the back of the front overhead console inbetween those 2 overheads

Should the mic cable be long enough to reach this or do you think i'll need an extension?
 

jdoorn14

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Mar 24, 2012
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I have mine mounted to the steering column with double sided tape and pointed up toward my face. It is threaded around the column such that the wire goes under the rubber boot and then over to the HU behind the dash panel. I found it is relatively open back there, with few moveable parts as long as you allow enough slack so the cord doesn't pinch, get caught in anything related to steering.
 

DDonnie

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So i mounted the mic right on top of the dash behind the steering wheel and I got an awesome factory ground underneath the plastic panel on the passenger side in the back. (opposite the jack) Thanks for the help guys!
 

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