Originally Posted by riptide10x
I just got my BTA8100 and am hooking it up with a FAST-2003 T-harness interface adapter for my 2005 Silverado and a FAST-BTAH extension harness. Neither of these rigs have a fuse anywhere in them, but the installation manual for the subwoofer says it's got to have one inline. I'm thinking that since the power is coming through the factory wiring via the radio and fusebox, that it does not need another fuse inline. Also, the power wire in the above mentioned harnesses is quite a bit smaller than the harness supplied with the sub. Is it going to get enough juice through these FAST rigs? This sub is powered by it's own amp so I guess the only real issue is the size of the power supply line and the fuse. I would be thankful for anyone's input on this.
Welcome to the Bazooka Forum ritptide. First, let me say that it is obvious that you have read the owners manual with your BTA8100, and that always helps. Your first question regarding the fuse, when you use the FAST Harness and BTAH Extension Harness, you no longer need to run a seperate power wire, as you have already tapped into the factory harness for your 12v power. However, you will need to increase your factory fuse size by 5 or 10 amps (just check your owners manual to find out what fuse in the fuse box needs to be replaced.) As for the wire size of the BTAH, you do not need to worry, these items are all matched to work perfectly with the BTA8100 Tube. Please post back with anymore questions you may have with regards to the install or placement of the Tube, or anymore questions. You will be quite happy with that Tube after it is installed.