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Old 06-03-2004, 01:00 AM   #1
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My MD player gets bucky and sucks too much power, as when I turn it half way up and it'* display "dims" when it hits hard. So, I figure it'* the small (14/16 guage?) wire that the previous stock radio used.

I'm considering adding a fuse and putting it on its own circuit, with 10 guage to be safe. I sorta wanted to add this circuit to the fuses under the IP, but realized that if I run the player loud, it could draw over 5 amps continuously, and I'm not sure if the power feed is enough, without drawing from other circuits that were already provisioned a certain amount of power (designated by wire diameter). So, under the hood is the next place that would make sense, in the Maxifuse block.

Question: Has anyone taken it apart? How hard would it be to add a circuit? I'd like to do this a little more professional and low profile than just adding an inline fuse and another wire from the battery.
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What is the total current drain of the MD player?

If you add a circuit to the IP fuse box, can you supply the power from one of the two 10 gauge red wires in the ignition harness?
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I figure if I have it cranked, it will use about 7 amps max. So to be safe, figure at least a 5 amp continuous draw, since I'll rarely have it cranked. I'm afraid it'll stress the IP fuse input power lines to have that much power moving through them, so that'* why I wondered about adding a fuse to the maxifuse center under the hood, and running dedicated lines to the radio.
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