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Old 12-14-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Is it possible to tap into the ignition switched 12V constant wire on the radio in order to wire in some LED lights under the dashboard? Or would it also work to get the power from the 12V wire to the cigarette outlet?

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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I also read about a big pink wire that is below the dash...Would that work and what does that wire power?

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: Wiring question?

I don't know that this one doesn't come with a cover, but the one I got from eBay came with a plastic cover: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ier=32322_0_0_

Run a 16g or 14g wire directly from the battery power to the fuse panel, then add fuse's in for the circuit's you want. Should add a fuse to the wire as well, within ~6in of the battery cable.

By nearly all accounts it's a bad idea to add any load beyond stock to the stock wiring, and as things age they get brittle making it even more of a bad idea.

If you only plan on wiring in lights you can use this to power it and tap the switching leg of the relay into the stock switched +12v with no problems: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FLX-31146 (I say only lights because most aftermarket radio's plus other loads would be higher then that particular relay is rated for)

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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Awesome. Thanks....Dumb question, what would be the easiest way to get the wire from the battery to inside the car? I'm glad you mentioned not putting any additional load on the stock wires. My original plan was to simply ground the ground wire on the light and splice the power wire into the switched 12V

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:58 PM   #5
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Untwist/bend one of those old metal wire style coat hangers & carefully shove it through the rubber grommet next to where the main harness goes through, depending on the size/type of wire you run from the battery you may have to tape it to the wire to pull it through. Cutting a small hole in the grommet before shoving the coat hanger in would make the process much easier, or grinding a point onto the hanger

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