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Keyless entry power for amp?

As far as I know my car doesn't have a keyless entry box. However, I have heard they still put the wiring in the trunk regardless, they are just capped off. What side of the trunk is the keyless entry box on? Drivers side has my vert motor there. Would this even be safe to do? I will only be running a 2x120w amp to 2x10" subs. Just trying to think of a way to hook it up without having to route an all new wire through the firewall and under the doors, etc...

Edit: went and looked under the panels in the trunk. There seems to be a big bunch of wires that run on the drivers side. It kinda "y"s off near the fuel pump reset so I'm guessing part of it is for the lights and the other is for the fuel stuff. I don't have a trunk light, but I saw that on the connector it says "12A". Would that be enough to push the speakers? I would have to disable the trunk lid sensor for it to work though and I don't want it draining my battery all the time..


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its not hard to route in the car though, and you will need better guage wire than the keyless entry offers anyway. Run wiring from amp under back seat, then down oposite sides under the kick panel, which just pops off easy, the wire to the radio goes along carpet and to radio, the other goes out the little grommet on the body. OR you can relocate the battary to the trunk and just run wire to the radio!


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You'll need heavier gauge wire then that.

Also be aware that getting good base in a vert is hard to do and takes lots of power to hear/feel it over the wind noise. The low frequency gets drowned out.

When the car is still, or top up, it will sound the same as a hard top.
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I hardly ever drive with the top down anyway. I'm doing more research on the whole amp thing because I have never done it before. I have the speaker wire, I have a good head unit, I have the speakers and the amp but I don't have that damn cable!
Could I use an old battery cable or heavy gauge speaker cable (10-12 gauge I think)? Does it HAVE to have a fuse built in the wire? The amp itself has a fuse in it already. I hear the fuse in the wire is just in case of short circuits...but what would that matter if the cable is shielded?

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the fuse int he wire keeps you from blowing the amp, its a safety thing that you could skip but why? The wiring kits only cost about 20-40 bucks depending on the power output of the amp, you can buy them at walmart, bestbuy, etc.

10-12 gauge is a good wire to use, but again why not just buy the wiring kit?

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