Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by Curky, Oct 19, 2012.
You should always wire the amp's +12V power input direct to the battery (or a junction off the battery). If your head unity doesn't have a remote or power antenna wire (which you can use instead of the remote wire), you can connect the remote wire to any switched 12V wire. The switched +12V to the stereo (not the constant 12V memory wire), should be usable as well.
[FONT="]2008Chevrolet Silverado C1500 Car Audio Wiring Diagram[/FONT][FONT="][/FONT]
[FONT="]Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: The radio harness does not provide aswitched power source. Run a wire to the fusebox for switched power.
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/White
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: Under the center console.
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue[/FONT]
I second you dobey, the only place you should ever draw a 12v constant for your amp should be the better. Inline fuse rated correctly should always be added and switching that wire does nothing good for you other then add resistance to the circuit
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