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    Remote wire to deck alternatives

    Ok, so I have a Kicker 350.1 amplifier and a 10" pioneer sub in a ported box and an eclipse cd5000 deck. I hooked everything up and realized using the remote wire hookup on the back of my deck won't turn the amp on, i also tried the acc wire and the power antenna wire, no luck. i was getting proper voltage with dmm at amp but no voltage with the remote wire. i jumped the power wire terminal on the amp to the remote wire terminal on the amp to make sure it works, and it did. my question, how does the automatic turn-on feature on the kicker zx models work exactly? i thought it mentioned the dc offset method if you are unable to hookup the remote wire to the back of the deck, or is that just for hooking up a second amplifier? i thought about just ordering another standard 16 pin wiring harness for the back of the deck but not entirely sure if that would work either. but if i could just somehow use this automatic turn on feature on the amp, that would be best i think, easiest. anyone with any knowledge on this would be GREATLY appreciated, thanks for your time.







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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    Do you have any other power sources in your car that you can connect the remote wire to. Just to see if it is your head unit or not.




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    it is definitely the deck because when i jumped a wire from the power terminal on the amp to the remote terminal on the amp, it worked just fine, amp worked, sub worked.




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    is there a pinch, or cut in the remote, run one down the middle to make sure.




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    i did. i thought there might be, so i ran a fresh wire from the remote wire terminal on the amp to the back of the deck and still nothin.




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    hmmm interesting. Sounds like its your head unit




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    i know it is. just need to know what my options are, and if anyone has any experience with the kicker amps automatic turn on features. couldn't hardly find any info on that on the net.




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    try throwing a relay on your remote wire. maybe you have a weak output on the remote output of the deck



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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    when i tested it with the dmm i got absolutely no reading of voltage whatsoever so it doesn't have any output from the back of the deck at all.




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    Like I said, if you have any other sources on the car that turn on when you turn your car on, you can use it for your remote wire




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    just wire it into the red wire off your harness to your stereo so it turns on when your stereo does.




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    yea, i was hoping not to do it that way, don't feel comfortable with it, but what other wires could i tap into for that?




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    what's weird is i tried the red wire on the back of the deck and it still didn't work. that one shocked me too.




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    just run a relay in there, or your own switch, what ever floats your boat, it would probably be fine just running it off that though.

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    just run a relay in there, or your own switch, what ever floats your battleship, it would probably be fine just running it off that though.




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    Re: Remote wire to deck alternatives

    i'd rather not do a switch either though, i'd never remember to flip it every time, and i have no experience with relays.




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