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Old 02-04-2009, 08:14 PM   #11
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So I've become to understand alot about this process. There is only one last thing I need to know so here'* the story...

I had an aftermarket radio before I put my factory HU back in. Its way too much work to add another aftermarket at this point because the inside of the dash is all banged and modified. I had to buy an antenna addapter just to put my factory HU back in (no thanks to Best Buy) because they cut and soldered everything aftermarket together UGH! I would really hope to not have to go back in my dash seeing as I (out of pure luck) was able to force everything back in to fit nicely. I have a blue "System Power" cable coming from my amp which allows the amp to turn on and off when I do the same with the ignition. Is there anywhere safe and reasonable without having to buy a switch or go into the HU again to attach this wire so I do not have to manually turn on/off my amp everytime?

Your help and suggestions have been greatly helpful. I would be so lost if it weren't for all of you... So thanks for everything! I hope to have pictures to show after this last step is completed and figured out!
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Actaully I was just reading that it is possible to connect it directly to my fuse box under the seat which is fantastic! So forget the last question... Here'* my next one. If I go this route, what'* the best way? Find an empty spot in the fuse box? Are there connectors that allow me to just plug it in like a fuse? Add to an existing fuse? Is it safe/recomended?
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not sure if theres any connectors to just plug it in like a fuse. but my buddy had his car hooked up like that too and he just shoved the wire in one that already had a fuse. you could buy a spade terminal if that the type of fuses you have and use that so its a better connection and you dont have wires everywhere. someone else might have a better idea. if it was me i would just run it from the battery and on a flip switch. then if you dont want the bass you can flip the switch and shut the sub off.
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that would be a bad idea just putting a switch most likely rated at 15 amps in a line that will draw 40+ amps, maybe if you did something with 2 30-40 amp relays in parallel with the switch to control the relays and fuses where appropriate
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