Originally Posted by SCRAVEN
I have a couple of questions here and I want to be sure I do this all correct.
I am looking at buying and installing a BTA10100 tube/amp in my wife's car.
Connect the power directly to the battery via with a fuse. Connect the ground directly to the Frame of the car. Tap into the rear R/L +/- speaker wires and run those to the Highlevel imputs. Then finally connect the Orange Auto wire to the Antenna on wire on the back of the radio. Under this set up I will disconnect the Yellow jumper loop correct?
IF I have to run more wire to the battery I plan to use the same 16ga wire as the amp and connect via solder and heat shrink it.
Does this kit come with the "Fuse" part at I connect to the battery or will I need to buy a kit that contains that?
I have read the wiring instructions a couple of times but I want to be sure I understand correctly before starting this little project.
Welcome to the Bazooka Forum Shaw. The BTA10100FHC does not require a connection at the battery due to the included FAST adapter and harness. All of the power and speaker connections are made at the headunit.
If you plan on purchasing a BTA10100 then yes, you can run a power wire of the same gauge to the battery. A fuse holder is included. Disconnect the Auto-Turn On Loop if you are connecting to a key/on-key/off +12v source at the headunit. Make sure your power antenna lead stays on when you are not listening to the tuner. If it does turn off, use a different power source for your remote connection. Your headunit should have a key-on/key-off +12v source in addition to a constant +12v power source.
Please post back with any other questions you may have.