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Old 09-10-2011, 03:49 PM
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Help hooking Sirius to Upfitter

Trying to hook portable sirius power supply to an upfitter switch. Found the upfitter wires, no problem. I took a cigarette lighter power supply and cut the end off. I took the negative to a grounded connection and then the #3 upfitter wire to the positive side of the plug. Nothing. I checked the upfitter wire for power and found it to work as expected with power only in the ON position and the upfitter switch on. I then tied the wires back together and am able to use the cigarette supply again but no power to the sirius dock via the upfitter. What gives? Really frustrating!
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Old 09-10-2011, 04:22 PM
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volts... my sirius is like 5.2 volts or something like that (so I need a part to step the volts down)... so your sirius radio could be 12 or some different volts... look a little more into it and see if it 12volts or not

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Old 09-10-2011, 04:25 PM
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ok... found a link.. this is what I'm using on my Sirius.. I hard wired mine instead of using the big plug that came with the radio

SIRIUS Vehicle Power Hardwire Kit | TSS-Radio

you should be able to get this and use it along with your upfitter switch....
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That is great! I spent all afternoon check my connections and what I was doing. I knew it was something like that. I took the lighter plug apart to verify the pos/neg wires but there was a small circuit board too. I thought it was some sort of step down but wasn't sure. Thanks
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Hey no problem...

I done the same thing the first time I tried to wire up my sirius in another vechile I had... and spent some time on it.. I finally just stepped back and thought...

hope all works out for you
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