[s-cars] Coupe Quattro Stereo Wiring
John S. Lagnese
jlagnese at massed.net
Wed May 23 18:28:19 EDT 2007
I concur, only tap the battery. Be sure to fuse the system at the battery!!
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
> I strongly recommend that you do not tap power for a power amp from
> 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
> are you sure about that?
> 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
>> size + wire (10 Guage is what I am installing) to the battery. Battery
>> ultimately be moved to the trunk for AAN engine install, but for now
>> like to route to existing battery, but not good access through the
>> When I install the battery in the trunk I will need to run a #2 or 0 wire
>> 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 -
>> is easy to get to, but did not see a spare connector, but may be there if
>> pull the box out. I know on some other cars there is usually one spare
>> spade connector good for 40 AMP.
>> Or is there a good place to route through tre firewall that I am not
>> 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
>> 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
>> 12" Kenwood with Front, Rear and Center channels.
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