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Amp there is also **where for the remote wire?onlt the 2 - and+?how do i hook it up with ** remote wire?

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  • 1nomis Mar 10, 2008

    Thanks zzedly,its a pioneer gm-4200 240wx2.It also has a din plug and rcas but you can switch from one to the other but just not sure bout this as i or knowone else i know has ever seen anything like it?Cheers

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    Tygh Duval May 11, 2010

    If you can provide the brand and model of the amp, I'll take a look.

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Unfortunately, I can't find the manual for that amp online, so I'm flying blind. If there's anything similar to "system control", that is essentially the same thing as the remote.

Another thing to try is try connecting the +12V wire to one of the "+" inputs at a time. If one of those connections is the remote, hooking +12V up to it but not the other will cause the amp to not turn on. If the amp turns on no matter what "+" input you put +12V on, then we know both "+" inputs are probably are just for +12V.

It's also possible that the DIN plug has the remote as one of the connections in it. Don't know that without the manual.

But, if the amp really, truly has no remote wire connection, you'll need to get a SPST switch or relay to turn the amp on/off. Otherwise, without a switch or remote, your amp would be on 24/7 and drain your battery in no time.

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