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    total noob easy question... please help...

    hello everyone... im new to this forum... i tried asking
    a car audio question on an acura forum and was
    directed to you guys...

    here goes...

    i have a 2004 accord EX V6 no navigation.

    i want to keep the headunit stock to preserve the
    look of the interior not to mention the features of the
    headuint...

    i do not believe there are sub outs...

    i have a kenwood 600w amp with both RCA and speaker line inputs
    i have 2 12" JBL's in a bandpass box

    i want to get this hooked up in my new car
    i want to do this myself so there arent any
    people poking around messing up my new car...

    my main questions outside of the obvious "how do i do this"
    are:

    1. can i just tap the rear speakers to the speaker line inputs without
    spending extra money on the RCA line converter???

    2. what do i do with the p. conn remote wire [this i assume turns on the
    amp when i turn on the car??? it was attached to a blue wire on my
    old pioneer head unit in my old car that this set up came out of...???

    hey, i said i was a noob... thanks for any assistance... please dont
    refer me to search as i have not enough experience to apply basic
    car audio knowledge anyways...







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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    1. yes
    2. you need to hook it up to a switched 12v source.
    Pref a remote/power antenna lead. If you dont have those on that H/U you can wire it to a switch or the radio 12v switched.




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    well thats cool on number one... i didnt think i would have too much of a
    problem with that...

    2. there is no power antenna... i read things about the fuse box???
    this is the part i may as well be blind doing...




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    Quote Originally Posted by g30ffr3y
    well thats cool on number one... i didnt think i would have too much of a
    problem with that...

    2. there is no power antenna... i read things about the fuse box???
    this is the part i may as well be blind doing...
    Well even if there was a power antenna, most of them only turn on when the radio is on, not CD. Your option is to tap into the +12V switched power (like supa_c said) going to the factory deck, will need a test light for this unless someone can tell you what colour it is.




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    there is ghetto style and proper style, mines ghetto and jammed in the radio fuse.




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    You can probe the unused slots in the fuse box and find one that only has power when the iginition is on or turned to accessory. Then you can put a male spade connector on the end of the remote on wire and plug it into that unused slot.




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    Quote Originally Posted by supa_c
    there is ghetto style and proper style, mines ghetto and jammed in the radio fuse

    like you just take the fuse out and jam the wire in and put the fuse back in???




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798
    You can probe the unused slots in the fuse box and find one that only has power when the iginition is on or turned to accessory. Then you can put a male spade connector on the end of the remote on wire and plug it into that unused slot.


    i could use a volt meter for this???




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    yep.
    i didnt feel like splicing any wires. Plus i dont have a test light




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    Quote Originally Posted by g30ffr3y
    i could use a volt meter for this???

    Yes, a volt meter, or a test lgiht will work. Just make sure it turns on & off with the ignition in both "ON" & "ACC".




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    Quote Originally Posted by g30ffr3y
    like you just take the fuse out and jam the wire in and put the fuse back in???
    That is totally the wrong way to do it. For one you run the risk of one of the wire strands touching a connection on another fuse and shorting stuff out.




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    Quote Originally Posted by supa_c
    yep.
    i didnt feel like splicing any wires. Plus i dont have a test light
    lol, come on, 2 dolla




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    when i get my AVH-P7500 im going to do it properly.
    Ill **** on that delco h/u when its replaced. Maby run over it, im not to shure




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798
    That is totally the wrong way to do it. For one you run the risk of one of the wire strands touching a connection on another fuse and shorting stuff out.

    i was just going to ask about that... hmmm... so basically the "best way" would
    be to find an open slot that is 12volts??? then get the spade connector from i
    assume radio shack and put it in like a fuse???




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    Re: total noob easy question... please help...

    yes, that is the better way.




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