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post #1 of 12 Old 11-22-2012, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Mini maxx help

Just hooked up my mini maxx and first things first, INCEDIBLE. My question comes with the power hook up and I've read that this goes to rhe purple wire under dash. Well hooked this all up but when I have the switch on key/bat. It means nothing as the power is coming from the port connection itself. How do you get this to go on and off with the key rather then having to switch the key/bat switch on the tuner port plug? When I disconnect the port, I get nothing and the power wire is to the purple wire as instructed. I want the use of the gauges so I would like to have it plugged in.


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Are you sure you connected to the right purple wire? It is one of the unused (capped) wires in the bundle near the OBDII port, much closer than the wire provided for connection.

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That's right Ruffstuff, the right purple wire. I had a buddy hook up to the wrong wire on his. It didn't end well. If it is the right wire put a multimeter to it and cycle the ignition. You never know....
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Yeah what they said. Be careful I believe there are three purple unused/capped wires in that bundle. I almost connected to the wrong one myself. One has a grey stripe, one has a orange stripe (I believe) and then you have the solid purple with no stripe which is the one you want.
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I took me forever to find that purple wire. There were a few more that had tracers on it and never could find anything. Then seen it was taped up, the people who installed our plows used it for the strobes. I'm not sure why it doesn't turn on and off with the obdII port. The edge cts does so not sure why they can't do it.

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I tried all the wires, in which there are 3 that are close. I am sure I went to the solid purple wire that was capped with the black heat shrink. Why don't the OBD II port lose power when the key is off? It's like I don't even need the power wire as it does not do anything.


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Should I lose power at the OBD II with ignition off?


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No. That's why there is the switch if you don't connect the power sense line. If you want it to work automatically, you have to connect to the OBDII port AND the purple power sense line.

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I am thinking maybe the purple wire that I have connected to power may not be connected well, as I used a crimp and slide on connector. I am going to try the wires directly connected. Thanks for the help, I'll let you know what happens.


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