Sub doesn't play when my car is moving

Sheldork

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I recently installed a sub and amp into my sister's car, its a 2002 Chevy blazer it has a stock stereo. I installed a line output converter because there were no RCA connections and I wired the remote wire to a wire that said it was 12v on a website's wiring diagram (I can post it if needed). And the sub sounds great but for some reason, it only works when the car is stopped it doesn't need to be in park it just needs to be stopped. I'm assuming it my remote wire but I don't know where to wire it now. If I could get any help that would be great, this was my first installation so I'm a real noob.
 

Buck

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What I would do is find a 12v ignition under the hood, under the dash or just use three one that goes to the factory radio.
 

Buck

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By ignition, I mean a wire that turns in 12v when you turn your key forward. A solid option that’s not automatic is just hard wire a switch.
 

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Take it to someone who knows what the fuck they are doing and pay up.
 
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Sheldork

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By ignition, I mean a wire that turns in 12v when you turn your key forward. A solid option that’s not automatic is just hard wire a switch.
I think I'm going to try this today, thanks for the help.
 

Buck

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I think I'm going to try this today, thanks for the help.
Just lmk, I know crap like this can be frustrating. You may have tapped into a source that turns off when the vehicle is in motion, for whatever reason.
 

Sheldork

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Just lmk, I know crap like this can be frustrating. You may have tapped into a source that turns off when the vehicle is in motion, for whatever reason.
So I was just watching a few videos to make sure I knew what I was doing, and I see that there's a piece everyone uses that just attaches to fuses and leads a wire (It's called a fuse tap). Should I buy one of those and wire it to a fuse, or were you talking about something different?
 
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Go for a drive together and have one of you look at the amp when it stops playing. If the amp powers down it could be remote. If the amp stays on your remote is working. Does it matter how fast you are going or any motion at all?
 

Sheldork

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Go for a drive together and have one of you look at the amp when it stops playing. If the amp powers down it could be remote. If the amp stays on your remote is working. Does it matter how fast you are going or any motion at all?
Well that's what I was going to check (I'm just waiting for her to get home) but the sub just completely cuts out when you start driving, like when she come to a complete stop you can hear the sub turn on.
 

Sheldork

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Okay thanks, everyone for the help I fixed the issue by installing a fuse tap and rewired my remote wire to that and now it works perfectly.
 
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