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Old 04-18-2013, 11:11 PM
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Mounting Ws420 in 04 xstar?

Trying to figure out where I can mount this eq. Thought about on the helm side on the bottom of the column but how would I run the rca's which are 5m long btw. My other thought was in the glove box with the clarion deck which would be a pretty easy install, but not as accessible. Any ideas or pics? Thanks, Nick.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:00 AM
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This is where I mounted mine on my X2. The nice thing about the WS420 is having your volume control at the helm to control your in-boats and tower separate etc. I purchased 12' RCA's I think, ran under the dash behind the kick panel, through the bilge and back up to the amps.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:01 PM
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I think you want the driver to have access to the WS420. I'll attached a picture of where I installed mine. I ran the RCAs the same way as MattsCraft - behind kick panel and through the bilge to the amps in the storage area under the head unit - glove box. More information and pictures in this thread:
http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=34981
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:12 PM
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How do I get into the bilge area from under the dash and where do I bring the wires up through on the side with the amps? Thanks guys!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:38 PM
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How do I get into the bilge area from under the dash and where do I bring the wires up through on the side with the amps? Thanks guys!
From under the dash you would route the wires toward the bow of the boat. There is a removable panel on the back side of the dash that you access by taking out the starboard bow seat base and back out (may flip up as one piece in your boat). From this side you should be able to route the wires down into the bilge. There is a bilge access hatch in the walk way of my boat. From here you should be able to route them up into the storage compartment. There are some pictures in Roonies fly high install thread that should help:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=25491

This one shows where the hose comes into the storage compartment:

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Old 04-20-2013, 12:32 PM
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Did you power it from a source under the dash or did you run straight to the battery? Just want to make sure I don't get any noise in the signal like some have got. Thx!
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Did you power it from a source under the dash or did you run straight to the battery? Just want to make sure I don't get any noise in the signal like some have got. Thx!
Pretty sure I grabbed power & ground from the back side of the dash. I'm heading up to the lake today-I'll take a look if I have a chance to confirm.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:23 PM
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I pulled my power and ground from under the dash and wired the turn on to an empty switch. The right way to do it is to run the power and ground from the battery or the same distribution block the amps are on.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:30 AM
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Pretty sure I grabbed power & ground from the back side of the dash. I'm heading up to the lake today-I'll take a look if I have a chance to confirm.
I did pull power and ground from the lugs on the back side of the dash. If you're worried about noise you can pull power and ground wires when you fish the RCAs over.


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Old 04-21-2013, 01:38 AM
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Just mounted my ws-420 to the left of the steering wheel.
Ran the power wires threw the channel above the bildge.going to tie into the ground and power distribution blocks for the amps.
Ran my rca jack around the bow....
i'll post pics tommorow.
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