rem wire for acc wire or power wire?

mrbrokennose
40

Asked by mrbrokennose Mar 21, 2013 at 05:01 PM about the 1994 Volvo 960 4 Dr Level II Wagon

Question type: Car Customization

can i use extra rem wire for the link
from the battery to my car stereo
seeing as i wasnt supplied with
enough when i ordered it? my wires
for power and such are miscolored n
not labeled bit i know which is my
acc connection but need to run
power to my new deck.

5 Answers

tenspeed
67,335

You can if the rem(ote) wire is large enough to carry the load.

mrbrokennose
40

and how big would that have to be? could i use speaker wire?

tenspeed
67,335

You would have to see how many amps the new deck draws. It should be in the instruction booklet. They should also tell you the size fuse and the size wire to use.

mrbrokennose
40

it just says the voltage (12v) and ots a 10a fuse. it looks like an 18 guage wire. i have 16g speaker wire right now. would that work for the power n ground wires?

tenspeed
67,335

That would work for the power wire You can twist the two speaker wires together and double the capacity. . You don't need a long wire for ground. Run a short piece of wire to a screw in the metal body. Put it under a washer and use some dielectric grease or vasoline to keep it from corroding.

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