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    pc fan wiring

    I've brought 2 pc fans to cool my amp, like some others on here have done, question is how do I wire them up? Can I use the remote feed as the power supply or will it not have enough power to do 2 fans and turn the amp on? Will I need a relay? If so where do I get one from?
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    Don't know about the remote feed. Don't think it's worth it, let that do it's one and only job.

    I've got two fed from my rear wiper motor wiring. You won't need a relay as they are 12v.

    All i did was remove the cover for the rear light (passenger side) there is a black multiplug just behind there. I trimmed the black and purple insulation off and soldered on another wire (with a connector on it) feed that to positive on the fans (red wire). Then fed the Earth (black) to the same earth as the amp.

    I assume they're the same on the coupe.

    Works fine.

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    Coupe doesn't have a rear wiper! Wonder if the wiring will be there anyway. Will I need a switch to turn it on, or would the wire be ignition feed?
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    Doh! ops: The other option is to run a wire from your ciggy lighter. If you PM Autospark's he'll know. He pointed me in the right direction.

    Mine just comes on with the ignition. It's easier and you don't have to remember to turn it on or off.

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    Pesonally i'd relay the remote feed and use the output from this to power all amps and fans and anything else flashey you might want to run.

    Relays can be got from any good motor factor and wire up as follows

    85 - remote feed from head unit
    86 - earth
    30 - power in
    87 - power out to amps/fans
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    good motor factors? any suggestions? do they come ready made etc? where could i take the power from? is there a source in the boot I could use?
    cheers again mate.

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    Any good motor accessories shop and probably even halfords

    All ready to pus female spades onto

    Take the power from a distrution block from the main power u take from the battery for your amps

    I believe the boot light goes out after a while so don't use that. There is possibly a 12v + at the back for tow bar electrics and you would just need to put a fuse into the fuseboard under the dash but this isn't confirmed at all and just my experience with previous vauxhalls
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    cool, I'll have a look at the weekend. I haven't got a distribution block, only got one amp and have the power lead going straight to it. Could I just take a lead from the positive terminal on the amp?

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    Yes you could mate, that's how my DVD player runs, off the connections at the amplifier

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    nice, cheers Steve.

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