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Old 07-19-2009, 01:28 AM   #1
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Ignition to radio wire...

ignition to radio wire... which one is it? if you can take a pic and highlight the wire that would be great thanks...

anyone know?
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What are you trying to do exactly?
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:35 AM   #3
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tryin to hook up my amp and subs and what not... i wanted to run to the radio
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:39 AM   #4
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aftermarket radio or stock? did you run a Line out converter?
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after market i had it going to the fuse but i wanna solid connection...
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I'm pretty sure to the fuse box is the only way to do it.
Besides any wire you would try to splice into would go to the fuse box somewhere down the line so why not just go to the source
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:23 AM   #7
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i meant i had it hooked up to the fuse directly but didnt work out that well and before that i accidently hooked it up to the lights and it would only work at night...

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...n/DSCN0730.jpg
is this the radio fuse wire?
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cant just tap the radio fuse itself?
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no there is no "radio fuse wire" welcome to GM lan, you have constant power and data signal

have fun. read my faq or search for a member ctscoccor's post on "RAP wire"
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what about that link i posted what wire is that?

what wire should i tap into then?
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Sunroof seems to be apopular choice or wipers dont quote me on the latter
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Just tap it to the fuse box using an add a circuit onto something affected by the RAP.
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^^ Thats the answer you want right there.
Anything that retains power for that 10 min period and comes on every time you start the car.

The 12 volt cig lighter might work but i don't know if it has the juice for it.
The windows, sunroof (even if you don't have one there still is a live spot for it in the fuse box) wipers ect.
Infact if you don't have a sunroof I'd use that one, that way your giving it its own line instead of piggy backing something else
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I agree with an add-a-fuse. I did this for all 3 of my gauges for my supercharger build. I did it with the sunroof fuse and the gauges go off when I open the door.

You can use the cig lighter wire, but it is constant power, so it will never turn off.
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RAP wire is yellow in each of the kick panels, thick gauge almost white in color, will work until you open the doors then it goes from 12v to 0v!
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thanks guys!

hey guys i have a problem now...
i double check all my wires and made sure the were connected nice tight but for some reason when ever my car is off and i open or shut the door or trunk my subs go off and the whole car vibrates and wont stop? why is this?
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remote wire to the amp isnt connected properly and you have an LOC

basically the amp is on without any source so it just plays a 50hz sinewave or something
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thats what i thought but the connection is clean...
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ok go to the back and test it with a meter or look at the lights or something. is the amp staying on when the car is off? does it stop if you pull the wires from the LOC.

that issue is pretty common

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its cool i guys it was the wire to the radio fuse it wasnt working and the amp stayed on so i just wire the amp to a switch so it only turns on when the switch is activated and the switch is hiden inside my glove box and works great now...
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does any one know the wire (radio to ignition)? still need to know plz

bump on my question... also a pic will help as well thanks guys...
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are u talkin the accessorie wire?
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does any one know the wire (radio to ignition)? still need to know plz

bump on my question... also a pic will help as well thanks guys...
either tap a fuse or look for that wire. not sure if cs has pics but i dont
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