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Default Question about GROUND for Those with Crew or Quad that installed an Amp

I installed my amp behind the rear bench. I currently have the amp grounded between the floor board and the seat belt bolt. I am getting A LOT of noise when the engine is running. so im pretty sure i need a better ground.

Can you all chime in and tell me where you connected your ground. I am looking for other options.

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installed mine under center console, did you sand down to bare metal ,check location before using self tapping screw
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I bolted my ground wire to the rear passenger seat support. I used a wire brush to clean the paint off the hole and used a 5/16" X 1" bolt and lock washer. Keep the ground wire as short as possible to help with ground noise. Amp JBL GTO-501EZ is mounted to the rear cab behind the passenger seat.

In the picture the large brown wire on the left is the ground wire and it is about 1' long.

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I bolted my ground wire to the rear passenger seat support. I used a wire brush to clean the paint off the hole and used a 5/16" X 1" bolt and lock washer. Keep the ground wire as short as possible to help with ground noise. Amp JBL GTO-501EZ is mounted to the rear cab behind the passenger seat.

In the picture the large brown wire on the left is the ground wire and it is about 1' long.

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so to make sure i understand. you made a whole in the seat bracket and attached the ground to that...or you grounded to the floor board were the seat gets bolted down?
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I figured I should of used the big rear seat bolt but just used the small rear seat bolt and works fine.
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so to make sure i understand. you made a whole in the seat bracket and attached the ground to that...or you grounded to the floor board were the seat gets bolted down?
There was a hole in the seat support already. I ran a drill bit through it and wire brushed the paint off around the hole. Installed the ground wire under the bolt and used a washer, than a lock washer, and finished with the nut.

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