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01-26-2013 10:57 AM
Kipp honestly couldn't say for sure on yours since you have a euro version. the us ones it's inside the car. check the owners manual if you have it or you may be able to go on Ford's site and get it off there.
01-26-2013 10:47 AM
Kurtsmith2013 Sorry for butting in can anyone tell me where the ignition fuse is on the 08 focus please, is it under the bonnet or under glove box?
01-23-2013 01:50 PM
Kipp i do always recommend to get a meter and test the wire before you connect to it as well. never know if it's different for some reason.
01-23-2013 01:49 PM
Kipp look for a purple/green wire from the ignition switch. that's the acc wire. use an inline fuse and solder on to the acc wire and run through the fuse then to you amp turnon
01-23-2013 01:32 PM
Heining17
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Originally Posted by crice8 View Post
This^
follow kipps suggestions here and do it the right way(=
It will save you alot of hassle in the future and you don't have to worry about it failing
Then what is the right way lol? So I tap into an accessory wire but which one? I tried taping in before but the amp still would stay on even without the keys in ignition.

Thanks again
01-23-2013 12:01 PM
crice8
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Originally Posted by Kipp View Post
they aren't the most secure connection and you run a higher risk of overloading a vehicle circuit or shorting something out if that metal hits something. that and to do it properly you need to make sure you hook up to the correct side of the fuse which not everyone does. if you get the wrong side of the fuse then you aren't actually using the fuse.
This^
follow kipps suggestions here and do it the right way(=
It will save you alot of hassle in the future and you don't have to worry about it failing
01-23-2013 10:20 AM
Kipp they aren't the most secure connection and you run a higher risk of overloading a vehicle circuit or shorting something out if that metal hits something. that and to do it properly you need to make sure you hook up to the correct side of the fuse which not everyone does. if you get the wrong side of the fuse then you aren't actually using the fuse.
01-23-2013 10:17 AM
Heining17
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i'm assuming this is all hooked up to the factory headunit right? just wanted to make sure.

i'm not a fan of using fuse taps, but if you want to, try number 28 or 29. those two look like they are ign powered. i would personally recommend doing an inline fuse and tapping on to the acc wire from the ignition.
Also, this is all hooked up to main head unit lol
01-23-2013 10:17 AM
Heining17
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Originally Posted by Kipp View Post
i'm assuming this is all hooked up to the factory headunit right? just wanted to make sure.

i'm not a fan of using fuse taps, but if you want to, try number 28 or 29. those two look like they are ign powered. i would personally recommend doing an inline fuse and tapping on to the acc wire from the ignition.
I've never used an inline fuse before besides the power wire. I'm pretty new to this stuff, so that's why the fuse tap seemed like a good idea to me.. It was straight forward. Why is it that you don't prefer them?

Thanks for the reply!
01-23-2013 08:14 AM
Kipp i'm assuming this is all hooked up to the factory headunit right? just wanted to make sure.

i'm not a fan of using fuse taps, but if you want to, try number 28 or 29. those two look like they are ign powered. i would personally recommend doing an inline fuse and tapping on to the acc wire from the ignition.
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