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Hey, I'm in the process of installing an amp and I have noooooo experience of doing this. I'm hooking up the amp to my Pioneer DEH-p85 reciever. They say to hook a remote power antenna lead from the amp to the reciever and I can't find it on the back of the deck. Does anyone have any suggestions or help to offer me?? I'm stumped. Thanks in advance.
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it will be the blue wire coming from the back of your deck. Most likely labled. You also have to run your power cable from the battery as well as a ground wire. You need a fuse in the power cable from the battery. When you hook it up make sure the fuse is out so you dont fry anything.
 

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I found the wire, it's labeled antenna power. It's connected into a wire harness that was used to hook up the deck though. Do I splice the remote wire into it or what? Thanks for all the help guys.
 

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The remote wire should be a blue wire on the rear of the deck. The remote wire is a switched power wire which is HOT only when the ignition is turned on. This turns the amp on/off everytime the key is turned to the aux or on position. If you are not sure, get a volt meter and place the positive probe on the blue wire and the negative to a metal surface...there should be power only when the key is in the aux/on position and no power when key is not in the ignition...
 

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Tunis,

shouldn't the remote wire only be hot when the receiver is turned on? That way the amp is turned off when the head-unit is turned off?
 

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that is correct woody, but where tunis said to hook up does that. power antenas go down when you turn off the radio.
 

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Right, but his explanation of when it should be hot was misleading, which is what i was trying to correct.
 

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sorry, i should have said that when the receiver is turned on, the remote wire is HOT. i guess you can use that explanation if a head unit doesn't have the remote wire...thanks for clarifying guys!
 

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Yes... older units the power antenna will stay on even when you have CD selected and not Tuner (radio).

BUT... newer units in past 3-5 years have both a remote turn on lead for amplifiers and a power antenna lead which is only +12VDC when in tuner mode.

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I encourage everyone to bookmark it.. I have found all kinds of stuff in there that has taken the 'multimeter' time outta mobile electronics.

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