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Old 12-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #11
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Which wire did you guy splice into for the amp remote wire? Installing now and need advise fast. Thanks. Would the antenna power wire work(yellow/orange)?
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #12
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You could go off a fuse for the remote wire from something that is only on when the car is on?

And I have only heard of people tapping into the rear speakers, if your amp comes with an adapter/converter thing that should be fine. Most LOC I have seen are mounted in the trunk?
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:44 AM   #13
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I used the remote antenna wire for my loc. Fuse would work too though.
LOC in the trunk would be easy if the new Focus would have speakers there. But seeing it doesnt, it would be more work installing it there and then running wires from your doors to the trunk for the LOC and then run wires back again to the door from the amp.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:55 AM   #14
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Ah, I haven't had the chance to look at the new ones everyone I know has first gen.
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"I'm hooking up an amp to my 13' focus se hatch. I will be mounting (behind the rear seat) one amp and loc for subs only. What are the best speakers to use (front or rear) for the LOC? Do you have to wire in a fuse on the power antenna or is there one already there from the factory? I will be mounting (behind the rear seat) one amp and loc for subs only.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:24 PM   #16
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"I'm hooking up an amp to my 13' focus se hatch. I will be mounting (behind the rear seat) one amp and loc for subs only. What are the best speakers to use (front or rear) for the LOC? Do you have to wire in a fuse on the power antenna or is there one already there from the factory? I will be mounting (behind the rear seat) one amp and loc for subs only.
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and can you tap into the power antenna wire for the remote turn on for the amp?
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I ended up using my front speakers for my LOC. I also used the Audio control LX2i and it uses the speaker wires to turn everything on so I didn't even need the power antenna wire. But you could use it if you bought something else. Mine sounds great and is definitely overkill.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:37 AM   #18
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alright got most everything installed now and fed the wires under the carpet but....i only have to tap into the wire by the shifter...how do u take off that "retension plug"....I dont want to break anything so I would rather ask
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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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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.
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