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Old 04-05-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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Has anyone ran their amp power wire from the rear fuse box (under the back seat)? If not let me know reasons for not doing it.

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Has anyone ran their amp power wire from the rear fuse box (under the back seat)? If not let me know reasons for not doing it.

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it is NOT reccomended to wire an amp to the factory fuse box. You should run a seperate wire directly to the battery and have a fuse holder within 18" (closer is better but you dont need to be "on" the battery if you know what I mean)

going to the stock fuse box is asking for trouble and puts you in a spot where dealerships either wont touch your car or blame you for future problems, even if they are unrelated.
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I should clarify myself... I meant the + post on the fuse box similar to the one found underneath the hood of the car only in the rear. Is this still not recommended?
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I should clarify myself... I meant the + post on the fuse box similar to the one found underneath the hood of the car only in the rear. Is this still not recommended?
that is how i have mine wired....

i would also like to know why i shouldnt do this
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you are putting more stress on the wires that are tehre to run thea car. Which means if it fails, you are stranded. Also, by doing that you assume the wire to that point is good and all connections are clean. It could be a good source of noise in your music.
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you are putting more stress on the wires that are tehre to run thea car. Which means if it fails, you are stranded. Also, by doing that you assume the wire to that point is good and all connections are clean. It could be a good source of noise in your music.
i do not see how any failure could be very possible, if at all. I DO assume that the wire to that point is good, considering it only has a 2 foot section of wire that is protected from the elements, so dirty connections are highly unlikely.

However, i was unaware that a power wire could cause noise in the music, unless it was routed near the RCAs or speakerwires.
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How big are thoes wires? They could be sucking out power.
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As long as that main power feed for that fuse panel is large enough, at the bare minimum a 4 gauge if not bigger, then you should be fine. But that also depends on how much power you are pulling for that amp.

Also as for the power wire cause noise, keep the power wire away from the RCA cables. I usually run power on one side of the car and RCA on the other side to help eliminate that chance.
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