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  1. #1
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    Default WetSounds 420 Upgrade and install

    I wanted something better to control my tower speakers from my boat speakers. The WS 420


    so I did this install today
    some parts, also two 8x8 galv angle brackets not shown

    monstercables 15ft picked up for $5 stretching out
    09 21v LAUNCH

    run your engine after you change your oil
    68 th Member. WS420,HSE Revolution, OJ 466, Acme1157,1100 sacs,Kicker HLCD's n IX500.4, Supra Coolies
    Doug

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    cables run from amps to driverside
    thru middle locker

    to controller after 8x8 angle installed and fibreglass panel drilled and mounted
    09 21v LAUNCH

    run your engine after you change your oil
    68 th Member. WS420,HSE Revolution, OJ 466, Acme1157,1100 sacs,Kicker HLCD's n IX500.4, Supra Coolies
    Doug

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    wires placed in loom and final helm pic fished wires under amp board and thru back holes... didn't have enough time to post these pics

    09 21v LAUNCH

    run your engine after you change your oil
    68 th Member. WS420,HSE Revolution, OJ 466, Acme1157,1100 sacs,Kicker HLCD's n IX500.4, Supra Coolies
    Doug

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    its a galvanized 8x8 angle building tie from Rona, but Home Depot or any lumber place should have them

    2-8x8 galv angle $6 each 12
    4-16.4 ft monster rca cables $5 each 20
    misc nylocs ,stainless screw ,ties,connectors,loom 30


    total w kingdom tax ~70


    labour priceless

    4 holes drilled into dash(holes in 8x8 lined up nicely), 4 holes drilled into 8x8 to mount ws420, run wires from ws to amps and one to head unit output (used multimeter to determine which one), fish wires behind amp board, run power control wire to pcont wire off of head unit , remove female red and black power wires off switch , add male to red and black ws 420 wires with new feed wire, connect to female red and black, add new female on other end of new wire and attach to stereo switch, connect power control wires, clean up with 1/2" loom and cable ties. Also run wire for remote turn on coming out head unit, thought this might get rid of small speaker turn off pop when using the main stereo power button. There is no pop when the head unit power is turned off.

    Tune stereo as per instructions with ws 420 and enjoy a beer in your boat with new tunes

    Special thanks to jonyb
    Last edited by DOCDRS; 05-17-2010 at 10:21 PM.
    09 21v LAUNCH

    run your engine after you change your oil
    68 th Member. WS420,HSE Revolution, OJ 466, Acme1157,1100 sacs,Kicker HLCD's n IX500.4, Supra Coolies
    Doug

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    Thanks for all the great pictures docdrs. I am getting ready to add Wet Sound tower speakers and the 420 to my boat. You really helped me out.

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