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02-18-2013 09:07 AM
HoneyBadger
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If your car has a factory amp you shoud be able to tie into to it to run the new one you should run bigger pos wire from bat an ground but for signal in place of rca the factory may use wireing that you could connect an use the high input on you amp looks like lil sqa plug with sspeaker wire in place of rca an should be able to use remot lead off of factory amp to . just a thought mine had no sync an other stuff so all factory junk in mine is gone .
First I gotta is huh?

Second, Actually it looks pretty simple. The hardest part is just running the power cable from front to back. I did this type of install on a older ford Taurus that had a stock sub woofer. I just tapped into the sub woofer's wires. I am keeping everything else stock just need that extra bass. Fyi my amp has the LOC built into it.
02-17-2013 06:33 PM
adam6976 If your car has a factory amp you shoud be able to tie into to it to run the new one you should run bigger pos wire from bat an ground but for signal in place of rca the factory may use wireing that you could connect an use the high input on you amp looks like lil sqa plug with sspeaker wire in place of rca an should be able to use remot lead off of factory amp to . just a thought mine had no sync an other stuff so all factory junk in mine is gone .
02-17-2013 05:00 PM
OPsDad
fuses

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Originally Posted by HoneyBadger View Post
Yes, I just need to find a diagram or just start pulling fuses to see which one does what. This will make my Sub install super easy.
There is a fuse diagram in the owner's manual with what each fuse does.
02-16-2013 08:12 PM
HoneyBadger
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Originally Posted by calvin.lehman View Post
I added subs and amp in my 2012 focus. I used the converter on my rear speakers by taking out the seal molding along the bottom of the rear door opening and tapped into the rear speakers then ran a ground wire inside the trunk and the power wire through the firewall to the battery... the remote wire was ran to the fuse box under the glove compartment and used an add a circuit that had a wire tap and tapped into something that turned on with the key
Where exactly did you find the hole in the firewall for the cable? Was it with all the other cables going in on the passenger side?
02-14-2013 10:00 AM
HoneyBadger
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Originally Posted by meattooth View Post
Seat heater fuses in the hatch work with the key on and off for remote.
Yes, I just need to find a diagram or just start pulling fuses to see which one does what. This will make my Sub install super easy.
02-12-2013 02:44 PM
meattooth Seat heater fuses in the hatch work with the key on and off for remote.
02-12-2013 02:43 PM
HoneyBadger
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It would be more of a pain to mess with fuse panel. Personally I wouldn't cut corners when your dealing your electronics. Just run everything to the battery and head unit (if you decide to add that) the conventional way.
Are you talking about having a stock aftermarket head unit?

My thoughts were to tap into the wires on the 8 inch sub, to connect to my amp. The amp would have a wire directly for power from the battery. The little blue wire (Tells the amp when the car is on), could be connected in the fuse panel in the back. When I say connect I am talking about adding a second fuse to the one. I just don't know if any of them turns on with the car or not. I will need to get a diagram for it.
02-12-2013 02:17 PM
TheDriver916 It would be more of a pain to mess with fuse panel. Personally I wouldn't cut corners when your dealing your electronics. Just run everything to the battery and head unit (if you decide to add that) the conventional way.
02-12-2013 12:43 PM
HoneyBadger Dang that sounds like a pain. I will be adding in my 12inch sub..I should only have to tap into the 8inch sub I have in the back of the car. This should be a piece of cake. Has anyone used the fuse panel in the back of the car instead of running it up front?
01-27-2013 10:48 AM
meattooth http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276050

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