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Old 01-07-2004, 11:08 PM   #1
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i think i have heard of this being done and when i put subs in i will probably just do that then too. is there any how to sites on the internet that show how this is done? what wire is actually being disconnected? the power to the amp, remote/antenna or the patch cable? i didn't think cutting into a patch cable was the best thing to do so im thinking not that one. i'm thinking of putting the switch where this guy put his heated seats buttons as i'vre opened it up and it pretty empty in there.

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Pic isn't working, but you may want to consider remote gain **** rather than a switch.... just an idea.
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a remote kill switch would do the job
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yah just put a switch into your remote turn on wire for ur amp(*) you can easily splice it in there with some extra wire too needed to get the switch where you want it
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is that a switch you put on the remote/antenna wire that I can pick up at a place like radio shack or is a particular product called a "remote kill switch"? The pic is of the plastic cover that can come off pretty easily behind the gear selector and before the console compartment in the middle of the car.

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edit: i found this

http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=275-712

i see three tabs that i think are for female qd'*, i understand one for a line in, one for a line out but what would the third be for? a ground?
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That could be a 2 way switch, with off and two positions. Any on/off switch will work. Don't get a button that sends a signal when you push it.
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edit: i found this

http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=275-712

i see three tabs that i think are for female qd'*, i understand one for a line in, one for a line out but what would the third be for? a ground?
Im using two of those switching in my car right now, they look really neat at night, it makes the bottom of the car glow a nice red color. Yes you are correct, Hot in, hot out, and ground for the light inside the switch.
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you could also get a deck that has a sub output...those usually have an on/off function
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you could also get a deck that has a sub output...those usually have an on/off function
certainly not as cheap as a switch though, eh?
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ya you can definately run just a switch on the remote wire from the deck to the amp. but that doesn't give you bass control, on/off control, possible phase control, and possible 4v output....which i religously recommend
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