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04-21-2014 09:32 PM
DustyAlex They've installed something behind the head unit, I've fixed the incomplete sound today. I moved the wire running from the sub to the amp next to the other one (I'm assuming it's the in/out) Still no previous, or am/fm function on the steering wheel though. They did a complete sub/amp install including a inline converter
04-21-2014 09:58 AM
smallblockfever
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Originally Posted by DustyAlex View Post
I'm in the same boat as Dansae, I had a reputable company install my amp/sub and it still sounds incomplete.... Also my steering wheel control for back, and fm/am switch is inop now.





what exactly do you mean by "incomplete"? That could mean a lot of things haha



Did you specifically have them install a harness for the steering wheel controls? The only reason you should have lost any control over that is if you got a new head unit and didn't install an adapter harness. Installing a sub/amp combo into a stock system should not have affected the steering controls whatsoever.
04-20-2014 10:52 PM
DustyAlex I'm in the same boat as Dansae, I had a reputable company install my amp/sub and it still sounds incomplete.... Also my steering wheel control for back, and fm/am switch is inop now.
04-10-2014 03:47 AM
edco76 I used the add-a-fuse and tapped my sunroof fuse in the trunk.
03-06-2014 05:08 PM
cleonjones
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Originally Posted by smallblockfever View Post
Here is a link to an add a fuse.

You can get them at any parts store.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/261414361917?nav=SEARCH
This is what I have. Sorry that's what I meant by my fuse, just wire into that and stick a fuse in and wire your switch between the add a fuse thing and the amp. No remote wire coming from my battery.
03-06-2014 03:08 PM
smallblockfever Here is a link to an add a fuse.

You can get them at any parts store.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/261414361917?nav=SEARCH
03-06-2014 03:07 PM
smallblockfever As long as the remote wire gets a voltage potential across it the amp will turn on. Doesn't have to be 12v, but its nice.



When the remote wire gets a voltage, the amp turns on. That's all it is.

You can tap the remote wire into anything. When that "anything" turns on (gets a voltage) then so will your amp.

Choose where your remote wire taps in by when you want it on.

Want it on with the head unit? Tap into the stereo.

With the ignition? Tap into that



I'd stay away from the power antenna because that only turns on if your radio (fm/am tuner) is on.



An easy way to make this circuit is to buy an add-a-circuit fuse. Its a fuse replacement that you put into the fuse box on the circuit you want to tap into and it runs another circuit off of that.
03-06-2014 01:47 PM
h4ck3d
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Originally Posted by cleonjones View Post
I used a fuse for my radio I can't remember exactly which but I also put a switch in near my fuse panel to turn my amp on and off. I've had it in for a few years now and still working fine.

There may be a better solution but I like being able to turn it on and off as I want.
yah that is what i have done in my previous cars, was just run a remote wire from the battery to a fused switch, and then to the amp. I was just hoping to get around that by splicing into the remote antenna wire.
03-06-2014 01:41 PM
cleonjones I used a fuse for my radio I can't remember exactly which but I also put a switch in near my fuse panel to turn my amp on and off. I've had it in for a few years now and still working fine.

There may be a better solution but I like being able to turn it on and off as I want.
03-06-2014 01:34 PM
h4ck3d
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Originally Posted by jev425 View Post
X2

and can you tap into the power antenna wire for the remote turn on for the amp?
I am about to hook subs up into my car, the only issue I am running into is the remote wire to turn the amp on and off with the car. Does the power antenna wire act as a proper remote wire for me to accomplish this?
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