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Looking for a 12VDC+ Source for my Powered Sub

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by MurphMan, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Nov 10, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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    MurphMan

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    Hi All!

    I installed a Boss subwoofer and cheated on the power in the fuse box cuz I wasn't sure how to get the power lead through the firewall without a drill. Looking for ideas on this or where under the dash I can tap if possible. I thought about the cig lighter, but I want to make sure it can handle the amp load.

    TIA!
     
  2. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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    Getting through the firewall is a piece of cake.
    There is a black rubber pass through directly behind the battery. It will come out up under the driver dash.


    Here's a pic straight from Mr. Marv's thread which is stickied on this forum. Try searching around a little...
     
  3. Nov 10, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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    if you don't want to go thru the rubber in the pic, there is a grommit behind the brake booter that you can use
     
  4. Nov 10, 2008 at 6:28 PM
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    Dood- Do not fool around with power. Take the time to do it right. It's not a HUGH amount of current-but loading up circuits up in ways like that is asking for a melted wire or a problematic fuse.

    Both other posters gave you options- Good luck running the wire however you decide.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2008 at 2:33 AM
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    Thanks. I spent an hour hunting around and totally missed the post about power. But I can now swap out heads and speakers with my eyes closed! :D

     
  6. Nov 11, 2008 at 2:33 AM
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    I'll check it out. Thanks!

     
  7. Nov 11, 2008 at 2:38 AM
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    heh... I've had many years of practice at fooling around, and earned the scars proudly as there was no Internet then. ;) No worries, I have a leg up on most when it comes to this. The boot had my attention, but was reluctant to cut - truck's not even a year old! Seeing how Mr Marv likes it, I like now it. lol! Thanks for the thoughts.

     
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