We have a 97 lexus ls400 with a factory namamichi amp. The amp has a short in it creating a draw on the battery when the car is off. Lexus says the amp has been discontinued. Do you know where we can send this amp to get repaired or buy a new/reman amp.
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Re: 97 lexus factory nakamichi amp draw
Are you sure that the amp is what is causing the current draw? Try pulling out the amp fuse and radio fuse in your fuse box and see if the battery still dies. But, I would go to a local car audio shop. The company that we used when I worked at the shop was United Radio, you might be able to contact them about a quote if it is shorted. Another option is searching ebay, or a scrap yard. I'm sure there are plenty out there somewhere. Good luck.
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Fuse rating is based on the guage of wire it's to protect.
Install the fuse holder close ...within a foot...to battery positive connection.
You may require a different battery cable clamp to accept your new amp wire (and the existing wiring).
Occasionally, it's possible to use an unused location in a vehicles power distribution panel (the fuse box close to the battery - under the hood). Sometimes appropriate for small to mid-draw amps, in certain vehicles, where some high draw options were not factory installed.
Hi Robin, I think I may be able to help. The instructions are referring to an aftermarket stereo and not the factory one. Most aftermarket stereos have a blue wire that runs either the power antenna or an accessory that turns on with the radio(amp, eq, power crossover,ect.) As far as the RCA cables, once again, most aftermarket stereos have RCA outputs for an amplifier. Factory ones don't.You can go to Wal-Mart or ABC warehouse and buy a wire harness just for this particular application and then all you do is plug the harness into the factory harness, everything is all pre-wired so there is no guesswork involved and no mistakes.