2001 – 2005 Honda Civic 5 channel Amp and Sub Install

2001 – 2005 Honda Civic 5 channel Amp and Sub Install

Parts used linked in the description below!

Watch a full tutorial as a 2002 Honda Civic will have a brand new 5 Channel Kenwood Amplifier and Alpine Type S 12″ Subwoofer installed. In addition, this install includes how to wire and install the amp.

Watch the Kenwood KAC-7005PS 5 channel amplifier features 4 channels to power interior speakers of the vehicle, and a designated 5th Subwoofer channel, all in a small foot print.

This video applies to Honda Civic models for years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. This video includes installation and a quick demo.

For the Kenwood 5 Channel Amp unboxing, click here:

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*Kenwood KAC-7005PS 5 Channel Amp (not available on Amazon)
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*Metra 70-1721 Wiring Harness: https://amzn.to/3gJNFid
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*Alpine Type-S SWS-12D4 12″ Subwoofer: https://amzn.to/2UrYWLb
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Provo Beast Audio Installation says:

Parts used linked in the description of the video!

david brown says:

I don’t understand what the rca cables are for if I’m going to use the 9 wire speaker cable. Could explain that please? Great video and thank you.

Scott Boyd says:

That power cable ugly af, would be embarrassed to pop the hood. The ground connection is just a joke. Speaker wiring solid though.


Got my audio system installed yesterday by AI TINT and I love how deep the bass sounds. 2 10’s DDAUDIO

joe valencia says:

Didn’t made no group loop noise ?

Jake Scotto says:

Odd question, but do the wiring colors of the 9 conductor cable match with the Honda? Or did you find a wiring diagram/use the diagram from the head unit?

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Koakahi Pedro says:

Im trying to run 4 door speakers and an sub off of a 5 channel amp. Im trying to decide whether or not to swap out the stock head unit. If I don't swap it out, what would I need to make the connection to the amp?

treydaypnw says:

Hey Clean installation! Well from the looks of it anyhow, given the fact that I myself, am New to the car audio world. Question, can I run a 5 channel amplifier 4 infinity speakers, and a 12" Alpine subwoofer with only 1 set of RCA preamp outputs on my Alpine head unit….? Thanks! Your answer will be very much Appreciated!

SlowazzES1 says:

Thats confusing, i accidentally turned my speakers into a car

Matt Kotelle says:

First step should always be disconnecting the battery.. but good vid. Wiring the same car. Thanks

RayArea36 says:

How would I install a Clarion Eq with this setup?

L0Gang says:

very helpful for a n00b like me thank you

Cal Swans says:

Is the wire harness even needed for a sub install if you don’t need to do the door speakers?

Alex Klein says:

Great video thank you

Garett Johnson says:

thanks for the video! had subs in my old car kept them and i decided to wire myself this time. Super helpful 3 years later

CrampedYeti says:

Actually amazing, I’m new to speakers and this is gonna save my life

HypixelGoat says:

hey, where was that ground that you used?

josh cordero says:

What wire did you connect the sub to the amp

Oscar Lozoya says:

What can I do to improve sound quality in my system….2008 scion xd. kenwood dxx395 head unit polk db speakers. cerwin vega 10. nvx 5 channel.

colin dendy says:

You should always attach the ground cable before the positive on the battery. Doing this will allow all electricity to ground out right away and not hold charge. That's what causes the shock when you connect the negative after the positive. Easy was to short out your modules.

zakura ayame says:

From the look of those battery terminals, a big 3/4 upgrade might be a good idea, or at least new connectors on the ends … mine barely has enough reach as it is, and at this age, new cables are cheap enough and wouldn't hurt.

Casper Farr says:

Might be a good idea to run your remote wire before putting the head unit bacc in jus sayn

Ventura Munoz says:

My amp shorted my battery:( why is that?

Eli Blakley says:

Thanks for the vid. Helped with finding the spot to get through the fire block. What did you make your rear deck out of? I need to make a new one. The stock one is kind of flimsy

Cheif Bobo says:

While the power cable is sitting in the engine bay. Don't you need some kind of heat protection from the engine?

LT Nation Radio says:

You didn't show us however install the fuse

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