How to Install a Bazooka Bass Tube

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Bazooka Bass Tubes add bass to a vehicle's audio system without taking as much room as traditional subwoofers. The Bazooka is designed to fit comfortably in the boot of a small car, behind the seat of a small cab pickup, or in a seat storage compartment of a boat. Installation of each Bazooka model varies slightly depending on whether it has a built-in amplifier or requires an external power source. However, the basic installation procedure is the same for all models.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Bazooka Bass Tube kit
  • Tape measure
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and wrench
  • Amplifier (optional)
  • Speaker wire
  • Wire cutters

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose where to install the Bazooka Bass Tube. The grill side of the tube must face into a corner, with two to four inches of separation between the tube and the wall of the vehicle. The area under the installation area must be clear of electrical wires, fluid lines, spare tires or any other components that could be damaged when the mounting brackets are screwed into the floor. The intended installation area must provide direct access to a floorboard or similarly rigid surface that is anchored to, or part of, the main structure of the vehicle.

  2. 2

    Attach the straps to the mounting bases. Take one strap and one mounting base. Turn the logo on strap buckle so that it faces you. Pass the strap through the mounting base on one end, through the middle and out the other end. Repeat this process with the other strap and mounting base.

  3. 3

    Set the two mounting bases in the desired installation area, approximately 13 inches apart. Set the bass tube on the mounting bases so the apex of the bottom of the tube rests in the mounting base. Reposition the mounting bases so that each one is three inches from the ends of the bass tube. Remove the bass tube without moving the mounting bases.

  4. 4

    Install the mounting bases in place with the included mounting screws. Use a drill to create guide holes.

  5. 5

    Place the bass tube in the mounting brackets. Buckle the straps over the bass tube and remove any extra slack to secure the unit in place.

  6. 6

    Open the vehicle's bonnet, or otherwise obtain access to the battery compartment. Unhook the leads from the battery to prevent electrical shock while wiring the Bazooka. The exact tools and procedure may vary. Most batteries require a socket and wrench to loosen the brackets enough to slip them from the battery posts.

  7. 7

    Wire the Bazooka according to the instructions included with the unit. Several connections must be made for the subwoofer to work properly. The exact wiring instructions and wire gauges depend on several factors. Bazookas with built-in amplifiers require different instructions than a model that requires an external amplifier. The installation also depends on the type of stereo deck in the vehicle, and the model specific features for your particular Bazooka. Attach each indicated wire in the appropriate lead, and screw in tight.

  8. 8

    Verify that all of the required wires are securely installed. Reconnect the battery to the vehicle leads. Turn on the stereo and play music. The Bazooka will automatically put out the base levels as indicated by your stereo settings.

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