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OEM access cab subwoofer power wire

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by yeos, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Feb 7, 2015 at 10:43 AM
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    Which wire on the oem stereo harness of my 2011 Tacoma provides power to the oem access cab subwoofer? I have an Alpine 194bt head unit and it works fine until I install the ktp445a power pack. I am thinking that the harnesses that came with the power pack do not account for the power to the oem rear subwoofer. When the power pack is installed, the rear headliner speakers still work, but the subwoofer does not power on.

    From my understanding the subwoofer gets its audio feed from the rear speaker wires so the issue I have now is running power to the rear subwoofer. I could run a seperate power wire from the subwoofer itself, but wanted to see if I can run a shorter wire from the harness at the back of the head unit instead.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2015 at 6:58 PM
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    I know you said you have the OEM subwoofer in your access cab. I'm not sure, but it may require two power wires, one continuous 12vdc and one switched by the ignition key. That's the way the KSC-SW11 that I just installed in my 2009 access cab is wired. I had to run wires up to the dash for mine, since I don't think my truck had a factory harness for the sub. If I had to guess (and it's only a guess) the continuous 12vdc wire will be yellow, and the switched one will be red. You should be able to check it out with a voltmeter or a test light.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2015 at 8:47 AM
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    I eventually found a diagram for the oem connector at the subwoofer. It seems like you are correct about the two power sources, one acc and one ign. I haven't had a chance to test it out yet, but I will run the two power wires back up to the fuse box.
     
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    Gonna ask an absolutely stupid question.. If the truck has an oem sub, where is it?

    I've got a TRD Sport Access Cab (2013 model) with touchscreen but didn't think it had anything other than door and ceiling speakers as a fairly conventional setup.

    Granted when I do my install, I'll be completely gutting it for deadening, and all new wiring etc.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2015 at 12:32 PM
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    Thanks.. And Shoooooo! :)
     
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