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//Maxwelljuppercut 12-04-2012 06:45 PM

aftermarket amp to factory wiring
 
i want to hook up an aftermarket (kenwood) amp and use the factory wiring for inputs . the amp i have can be wired that way, and i have all the parts i need. my question is which is the remote (turn-on) wire at the factory amp? im not removing anything only adding an amp and sub. is there a better way?

Grande D 12-04-2012 06:47 PM

Search for E46 wiring diagrams in the ICE section. They're around, and they'll answer your question.

//Maxwelljuppercut 12-04-2012 07:11 PM

cool thanks

SweTurbo 12-04-2012 07:20 PM

Purple wire, you could just use a finder light (hook up the negative to any brown and put the positive to the purple wire to test)

//Maxwelljuppercut 12-04-2012 07:21 PM

+1 purple wire

jgold47 12-04-2012 07:26 PM

Purple? It's a white wire.

//Maxwelljuppercut 12-04-2012 07:41 PM

ill check the diagram

SweTurbo 12-04-2012 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jgold47 (Post 14951760)
Purple? It's a white wire.


Remove your lower steering cover , check what colors the wires are that goes into the ignition on the far right side.

On the e46's i've seen there's a purple wire.

//Maxwelljuppercut 12-04-2012 07:58 PM

sorry if i was unclear im looking in the trunk for the remote wire to/at the factory amp

SweTurbo 12-04-2012 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by //Maxwelljuppercut (Post 14951865)
sorry if i was unclear im looking in the trunk for the remote wire to/at the factory amp

Oh alright sorry i was talking about the general ACC wire.
jgold47 sounds like he was sure of a white wire so his word is my best bet :)

markusmarkus 12-05-2012 07:59 AM

You're looking for a small off-white wire.

Grande D 12-05-2012 11:17 AM

The remote turn on is one of a couple off white wires going into the factory amplifier.

Avoid tapping the ignition if you can- it's playing with fire.


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