Originally Posted by L27Buick
it probly because of her amp. she forgets to go and buy some more wire so i can put it on the battery. cuz when we first got the car i put in the amp and i looked on club gp and they said to run the amp off the main fuse power hook up but a guy at walmart who asked about her motor said it could lead to porblems down the road . well shell have to do it sooner ill tell her get some power wire asap.
Yeah, you find your best auto technicians at Wal-Mart...
(PAGING MR. GREEN... WAL-MART ON LINE TWO...
I would run the amp off the main fuseblock, adding its own fuse of the correct rating (so you're basically adding a whole new independent circuit expressly for the amplifier).
I would not hook it up to the battery since (1) it takes a lot more wire to get there, and (2) you're on the charging side of the circuit; every time the amplifier sucks juice, the alternator takes that as a power drain from the battery. For that matter, when the amplifier is hogging that juice, the battery isn't getting fed.
I would pay more attention to the Club GP folks; they have actual hands-on experience with the exact car you're working on.