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Old 03-03-2010, 01:21 AM   #1
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I changed my radio out to an aftermarket one because the stock cd player broke.

The stock radio uses the bose amp connector. I snipped this off and just spliced the amp wire in with the ground wire(I believe the main wire coming from the battery) to the radio.

Is this proper? I haven't had problems for 5 months but this past week I've had some starting electrical issues. Should I splice the amp wire into a different wire other than this?

(sorry if this is confusing, I don't know much about it honestly).
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I am confused. Just to clarify, do you mean you didn't hook your new radio up to the bose amp and the main power wire running to the amp is the one you grounded?
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I hooked the bose amp up to the new radio, but to do it, I spliced the wire into the main power wire.
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when you wire an aftermarket radio to a bose system the only wire that needs to be rewired is the remote wire to the factory amp and it should get a 12v switched signal not constant
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What wire could I splice the bose into then?
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use the power antenna wire on your aftermarket deck to power up the amp.
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Please list the year and model of your car. thanks
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see when i put my aftermarket deck into my 97 seei i ran it to the main power wire and it works just fine why to the power antenna wire just out of curiousity if its better than i will definatly change it yes i have the bose system of course
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You use the power antenna wire because that'* a 12v switched signal. It just needs a quick 12v to come on, not a constant.
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gotcha hmm well i take it its a god idea to switch it then?
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