Coupe Quattro Stereo Wiring
t44tqtro at gmail.com
Wed May 23 19:05:55 EDT 2007
Yes, forgot to mention to fuse the connection- one of those nice inline
fuses in a clear holder works quite well.
Make sure you remove all the paint around a ground bolt to ensure a good
Depending on how hot the particular amp runs, you can hide it behind a trim
panel or under a seat, but you have to make sure it doesn't overheat.
On 5/23/07, John S. Lagnese <jlagnese at massed.net> wrote:
> I concur, only tap the battery. Be sure to fuse the system at the
> The ground wire should also be to a clear ground, the seat belt bolt is
> usually very effective.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Taka Mizutani" <t44tqtro at gmail.com>
> To: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
> Cc: <s-car-list at audifans.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 3:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Coupe Quattro Stereo Wiring
> > Ben-
> > I strongly recommend that you do not tap power for a power amp from
> > anywhere
> > but the battery.
> > 10 gauge is too small- you want a minimum 8 gauge, as thick as you can
> > manage- less resistance for the run.
> > I'm assuming that this is a _real_ amp, with decent current capability.
> > 5 channel car amp is most likely 4 channel + subwoofer, not center
> > channel-
> > are you sure about that?
> > Taka
> > On 5/23/07, Ben Swann <benswann at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> I am adding a power AMP to my '90 Coupe Quattro and the amp will need
> >> fair
> >> size + wire (10 Guage is what I am installing) to the battery. Battery
> >> will
> >> ultimately be moved to the trunk for AAN engine install, but for now
> >> would
> >> like to route to existing battery, but not good access through the
> >> firewall.
> >> When I install the battery in the trunk I will need to run a #2 or 0
> >> somehow, but this will be easier to do when the engine is out.
> >> So wondering if any other good places to tap into with the #10 wire -
> >> fuse
> >> box
> >> is easy to get to, but did not see a spare connector, but may be there
> >> I
> >> pull the box out. I know on some other cars there is usually one spare
> >> large
> >> spade connector good for 40 AMP.
> >> Or is there a good place to route through tre firewall that I am not
> >> seeing,
> >> and can get too without too much trouble. Any BTDT?
> >> The AMP will likely go in the trunk with the Subwoofer, as there is not
> >> good
> >> room under the seat(would be nice) and even if I made a cutout, the
> >> cooling is
> >> not good under the seat. Any hidden areas behind panels? Amp is about
> >> 9"
> >> X
> >> 12" Kenwood with Front, Rear and Center channels.
> >> TIA
> >> Ben
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