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Old May 27th, 2003, 06:30 PM   #1
 
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Tapping the 12v Constant Ignition Lead for Alpine Deck?

My alpine 9815 deck says it is high current draw so I need to get a wire direct from battery or the fusebox (it says).. instead of normal dash wiring, so can I tap into the 12v ignition wire for the car? Would that screw stuff up having more draw on that circuit (with the add of the deck?) I'd rather not go straght to the batt cuz thats a mega pain.. but if I have to I will...

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Old May 27th, 2003, 07:24 PM   #2
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bro, just ask around first to seee if someone has used the stock harness/12V b4 u go and run new wires
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Again ppl... dont do a [email protected] install on this. If the manual specfically states run a direct tap to the battery THEN DO IT!!!!!!

Use 10 gauge wire... or for the future if you wanna run amps later on, go 4guage and a distribution block off of that going to your HU

But if you're not thinking about the future then run a FUSED 10gauge wire from the battery, the 12V constant from the wiring harness (some ppl tried using the cigarette lighter or DC outlit) will not have the right gauge to give the HU it's amperage. You'll end up starving the amp or overheating your harness.

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Old May 29th, 2003, 09:53 AM   #4
 
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to get the cleanest power, and the most ample supply, just go spend $10 and get a few feet of 10 or 12 gauge and a little inline fuse and run that to the deck. Quick and easy and you don't have to do any butchering. Tapping into another line in the car and pulling high current might hurt that other line.
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Crutchfield sells wiring harnesses for the 9815 if you decide not to run the wire.
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Ya what I ended up doing was getting a Fosgate 100watt amp power kit for 20 bux.. 10ga wire with an inline fuse and some ground and remote turn on wire.. didnt use the ground though (because the alpine harness has a ground I just wired to the car frame). And ran that from the batt to the deck, also used a wiring harness for the deck because I'm using it to run the speakers for now..
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