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  • Carputer Wiring Question

    I have the speaker wires for my amp going from the wiring harness in the dash to the amplifier in the trunk. The wires are about 19 feet long each and there's 2 for each speaker plus a switched wire. So that's 9 wires. My question is about the switched wire, I've had my carputer running for 6 months off the red wire that says IGNITION/SWITCHED 12 VOLT. And it works fine except I've been noticing I can't turn my key one click and have the computer come on like my CD player used to. I have to turn it 2 clicks and it comes on, or just turn the ignition all the way. That's fine, I don't care, but I just noticed I also have a blue wire in the harness that says POWER ANTENNA.

    My question - Should I change the switched wire going to the amps from the red wire to the blue wire in the harness? Here's a picture of what I have.

    The first picture is the connections, you can see I'm using the red wire for the switched and not the blue. The second picture is what I'm going for, I have a single jacket containing all the individual wires going into the wiring harness which I will plug in under the screen to the vehicle harness. Nice and neat, thanks to everyone here for recommending the heat shrink. Plus I bought a voltimeter today!



    Ampie Case
    2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
    256 MB DDR2 PC5400
    Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
    Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
    M2-ATX-HV

    2005 Honda Civic

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    Computer comes on now with one click. Not sure why.
    Ampie Case
    2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
    256 MB DDR2 PC5400
    Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
    Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
    M2-ATX-HV

    2005 Honda Civic

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