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I installed my amp and new speakers today. I used the PAC C2A-CHY harness to hook the amp up to my factory radio. I'm getting a crazy amount of static back through my speakers.
I ran the power and the RCA's about a foot away from each other. I gounded the amp to the sheetmetal under my seat. There is a little black wire off the PAC harness, so I grounded that to part of the dash frame.
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Connect the 18-pin Molex and 11-pin output connector to the C2A-CHY interface. There is a Black wire coming out of the C2ACHY.
This wire will not be used in all installations. Test your amplifier for continuity from the RCA shield to the ground connection
terminal. If continuity exists, do not connect this black wire, isolate and do not use. If there is no continuity or if there is
high resistance between these two points, connect the black wire to the radio’s ground wire.

Did you remove the paint under the ground wire for your amp?
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What do they mean by "continuity"?
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Define: Test your amplifier for continuity

Definition: An electrical test used to determine the presence and location of a broken connection.

You are going to need a multimeter.
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I would test the amp's ground like remerson said. You might need to route to the power and RCA's on opposite sides of the vehicle too
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I reground the amp to some thicker metal on the floor pan. I recrimp the ground wire and verified all the connections are solid. The static is only present when the truck is started. It's loud with the ground form the pac harness grounded and louder when it isn't.
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I reground the amp to some thicker metal on the floor pan. I recrimp the ground wire and verified all the connections are solid. The static is only present when the truck is started. It's loud with the ground form the pac harness grounded and louder when it isn't.
I know this is an old thread.....but i am wondering if you resolved this issue. Please let me know if you did and how you did.

I am having a similar problem.

Thanks.
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