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olegyak 
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I am installing a Rockbox amplified 8" bass tube in my 1994 GMC Sonoma and just had a question about the wiring. There are only 4 connections on which are 12V, Ground and +,- speakers.
There is no remote wire so I am wondering if it will drain my battery?
Now for the speaker connections. Do I need to have a wire running directly from the headunit or can I use t-taps to tap into one of the rear speakers?
rockbox bass tube wiring -- posted image.
rockbox bass tube wiring -- posted image.
Any help is appreciated.
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Did it come with an owner's manual?
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No there is no owners manual with it. Searched online for one but could not find anything.
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I'll guess it uses a signal sense to turn on, so that it's only on when there is a signal present on the speaker level input.  You should be able to tap one of your rear speakers, but beware this may or may not give you the effect you're looking for.  I assume there is some sort of crossover built in, but who knows...
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How would it not give the effect he is looking for? It's a ROCKBOX.
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i am an idiot wrote:
How would it not give the effect he is looking for? It's a ROCKBOX.

Silly me.  rockbox bass tube wiring -- posted image.

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Not looking for crazy bass or anything. Got it for free with wiring so its worth a shot to hook it up for a little extra bass.
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"Do I need to have a wire running directly from the headunit or can I use t-taps to tap into one of the rear speakers?"
Just don't use t-taps... Cut the Insulation and Poke/Wrap. Solder would be the preferred method!
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Alright thanks for all the help!
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As on most 12v connections, make sure you fuse it.
As close to the battery as possible. You're Welcome!
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