I am getting my Redline today.
I read posts about how the volume might be low, especially for voice alerts.
Some users have posted about blown Redline speakers.
My goal is to get an external speaker to hook up to my Redline.
I have never hardwired anything to my car's power (12V in this case) before, so I am looking for some hardwiring answers and tips:
I googled for a while to find out how to hard wire the external speaker into a 12V (switched is what I want of course) power source.
I found this adapter which should avoid my having to splice any wires:
1. Is there any specific fuse circuit I should use that won't overload (blow) the fuse given the existing powered sources in the car that are powered by that fuse's circuit?
2. Is my approach correct - i.e. using the "add a fuse" kit and simply hooking the speaker wire (from the Escort, or equivalent after market, aux speaker)?
(I know, as an alternative, I can avoid using the kit and splice a wire instead but this kit approach seems a lot cleaner)
3. I have a multimeter. I guess I hook it up to my car fuse box and check which circuit is supplying 12V of switched power.
Do I hook the multimeter's probes to the fuse panel with the fuse removed to locate a 12V switched circuit?
Any tips would be appreciated so I don't blow a fuse and, far worse, risk damaging the other device / equipment in the car that is powered by the same fuse circuit that I end up choosing to power my external speaker from...