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Old 12-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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Search for E46 wiring diagrams in the ICE section. They're around, and they'll answer your question.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #3
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cool thanks
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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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)
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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+1 purple wire
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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Purple? It's a white wire.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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ill check the diagram
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #9
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sorry if i was unclear im looking in the trunk for the remote wire to/at the factory amp
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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
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:59 AM   #11
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You're looking for a small off-white wire.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #12
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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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