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    Factory amp's harness to new amp

    is that possible to use the factory stuff on the low watt amps?
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    Absolutely. If you are replacing the factory amp with an aftermarket one because you can't interface with the factory stuff, yes. If you want to replace it so you can get more power out of the system then you should run new wires. Just be sure you know what you are hooking up to as far as the factory wiring (impedance, factory crossovers, etc). Myself, I like to interface with the factory amp equipment when possible as it is matched to the factory speakers and often has built in equalizers to make the cheap factory stuff sound pretty decent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walky_talky20 View Post
    Absolutely. If you are replacing the factory amp with an aftermarket one because you can't interface with the factory stuff, yes. If you want to replace it so you can get more power out of the system then you should run new wires. Just be sure you know what you are hooking up to as far as the factory wiring (impedance, factory crossovers, etc). Myself, I like to interface with the factory amp equipment when possible as it is matched to the factory speakers and often has built in equalizers to make the cheap factory stuff sound pretty decent.
    What I meant was, is it possible to use the power from the harness of the factory amplifier to the 400w amp that I just bought or do I have to run that 8 guage wire to it from the battery. I'm scared I might start a fire or something but I feel like I will have a less chance of alternator whine if I use the factory amp's power harness.
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    Run a new power wire from the battery. The factory amps wiring will not supply adequate power for an aftermarket amplifier. Also I would not run anything less than a 4 gauge wire, it's a waste of time and money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewizard View Post
    Run a new power wire from the battery. The factory amps wiring will not supply adequate power for an aftermarket amplifier. Also I would not run anything less than a 4 gauge wire, it's a waste of time and money.
    and what about the m2atx can it share a line with it?
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    the M2-ATX can use just about any of our extra power drops. The one I found that worked good was under the passenger dash. It has a constant, an Ignition based on key position, and a ground. It is also fused individually for 15-amps.

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