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    Getting a Wire from Battery to Amp

    Just riped my car apart and cant find anyway to get the power cable from the battery to the amp, there apears to be no holes which i can run the power cable from the battery to inside the car!

    Is there any tricks or anythink im missing, please help

    Car is a Zafira GSI

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmunky
    Just riped my car apart and cant find anyway to get the power cable from the battery to the amp, there apears to be no holes which i can run the power cable from the battery to inside the car!

    Is there any tricks or anythink im missing, please help

    Car is a Zafira GSI

    Thanks
    Vauxhall Zafira?

    Might be best asking on vauxhall forum, in the ICE section as you have a chance of someone having the same car.
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    Most cars have grommets in the firewall that you can pop out to run wires through, if not you can always just drill a hole. Just remember to seal it up so it doesn't start to rust.

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    Thanks for the replys, in the end i had to use the 12v 150w extra lighter socket in the back which seems to be working ok.

    On a side note though where are the vauxhall ice forums? I looked on vauxhall.co.uk but there doesnt seem to be any forums.

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    I just drilled a new hole in the Pug - all the other cables were too tight to fit anything else through

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    you did proberly the easiest thing, another way is to run from any other 12v power supply.. depending how many devices are on that fuse/chain. eg. headunit normally connected with door light.

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    wow, how powerfull is the amp? 150 watts wouldnt cut it for most people
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    I was thinking that myself but figured some people have to learn the hard way. Hey maybe it's a low current amp design.

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    Its a Calibar 800w amp, its only temp but so far it seems to be working grate, i added a extra fuse between the amp the lighter socket just in case though.

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    Any amp should be powered direct from the battery. There MUST be a hole in the firewall, just look very carefull for it. I found mine pretty hard, but I can assure you it's there. Try and search behind the wipers main block, or something that's where mine was. You will find it. Remeber, you MUST power it from the battery!!!

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