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Where to get +12v remote turn on wire?


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I need to tap in to get a 12v amp turn on wire when the ignition is switched on. I ...


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Old 12-30-2011, 01:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Where to get +12v remote turn on wire?
I need to tap in to get a 12v amp turn on wire when the ignition is switched on. I don't want to use an AUX switch. Any thoughts?






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you going to run both amps? If not steel it from your other amp/sub.
If you are running both maybe use a relay and have it triggered by the stock amp but run another power wire from the battery.
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you going to run both amps? If not steel it from your other amp/sub.
If you are running both maybe use a relay and have it triggered by the stock amp but run another power wire from the battery.
the stock sub amp(i think) has constant 12v power. i stuck my tester in the harness and it was showing voltage with the truck off

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you going to run both amps? If not steel it from your other amp/sub.
If you are running both maybe use a relay and have it triggered by the stock amp but run another power wire from the battery.
the stock sub amp harness has 5 wires: 12v constant power, ground, 5V remote turn on(not enough for my new amp) and the + / - speaker leads. i stuck my tester in the +12v wire in the harness and it was showing voltage with the truck off.

my JL amp does have a feature where it will auto turn on when it senses voltage through the speaker leads but they manual recommends using that feature only when absolutely necessary because it's not as reliable as a hard wired 12V remote wire.


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the stock sub amp(i think) has constant 12v power. i stuck my tester in the harness and it was showing voltage with the truck off
Hmmmm. Really?
I would think that would drain the battery but what do I know.
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What Iron said or what about the rear power supply. Easy to get to and its fused with a 30


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Hmmmm. Really?
I would think that would drain the battery but what do I know.
i responded to your question in a bass-ackwards way. the stock amp does have a remote turn on(therefore it's not "on" when the truck is off) but the stock remote turn on is only 5V and will not be enough to trigger my aftermarket amp.

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What Iron said or what about the rear power supply. Easy to get to and its fused with a 30
the rear "cigarette lighter"?


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The rear cig lighter has constant power. I use it to run my security camera but I use a switch to turn on and off.
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The rear cig lighter has constant power. I use it to run my security camera but I use a switch to turn on and off.
that's what i thought. did Hock mean something else?


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The rear cig lighter has constant power. I use it to run my security camera but I use a switch to turn on and off.
Hmm.. Ok.. Thought it was like the front... Well then how about the front power supply... and ya its not a cig lighter and more come bird get with the times!!! ha ha ha ha ha.....


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Hmm.. Ok.. Thought it was like the front... Well then how about the front power supply... and ya its not a cig lighter and more come bird get with the times!!! ha ha ha ha ha.....
how would i gain access to the feed wires to the front power supply? couldn't I just splice in to the fuse with a 16g wire?


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