View Full Version : I need electrical help in the hatch
01-21-2008, 06:13 AM
I have a pretty low power bazooka sub (50Watt) that used to thump nicely in my GTi. Since it doesnt require much power, I wired it to the wires which power the light in the trunk. It thumps just like it used to in my GTi, as long as the hatch is open. When I close the hatch it stops working. It took me a week to figure this out and I feel like a dumbass for not thinking of it beforehand. I would prefer not to have to rewire the sub for a different power location, so do you guys know of a switch that i could disable or trick so that my sub actually works when and where i want to use it?
01-21-2008, 09:30 AM
there should be a light with a switch on it in the rear not real sure since all my stuff is out of the car, but look and see if you can find anouther light source back there
01-21-2008, 09:51 AM
it doesnt matter weather or not the light's on or off. the power is not there for the light either when the hatch is closed. I found the switch in the hatch mechanism which contols the power. it has a plug with one wire goin to it. When this is unplugged the light and sub dont work at all, even when the hatch is open. How can i make it so they both work when the hatch is closed?
rewire it.....do it right or don't do it at all.
01-21-2008, 10:19 AM
run the wiring to ur deck and get it frm there..so when the deck is on, it would be on also..
01-21-2008, 01:09 PM
the subwoofer has a feature which allows it to only be on when its recieving signal from the deck, so as long as it has power available, it will turn on and off depending on the headunit
01-21-2008, 03:11 PM
if u did that already then wat's the problem? y are u still trying to get power from the trunk power source??
just tap onto ur constant 12v from the deck and power ur sub that way..so u don't have to wire it to the trunk light wires..
01-24-2008, 04:22 AM
ok now I understand why people freak out at people on here sometime!
Sound systems are all about how you sent them up!!! Do it correctly with cheap stuff and it can still do ok!!! hook it to a light in the truck and watch everything get f ed p over time!
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