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post #1 of 4 Old 03-02-2007, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Good place in the dash to tap into 12V power?

I'm trying to install my Sirius receiver so that it looks factory and there aren't wires hanging all over the place. I managed to hide the antenna wire and the output wire but currently I have my power wire plugged into the auxillary power point on the dash which looks like hell. Where would be a good place to tap into 12V under the dash that won't blow a fuse when I turn the Sirius on or cause any other problems? Maybe I'm being a little paranoid but this is the first "new" vehicle I've ever had so I'm a little hesitant to go hacking into wiring and whatnot. Every vehicle I've had prior to this was made in the same decade I was born (I'm 25...lol) so I didn't mind tearing things apart too much.

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I have tapped all of mine into the back of the cigarette lighter with one of those blue snap splices (no wire cutting). I just popped the lower left power point out into the cab, ran my power wire up and through the power point hole, made the splice real quick and snapped the power point back into place. DONE. This way you aren't trying to work in limited space and standing on your head. Fast and easy.
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If you look directly under your steering column behind the dash there is a plug all by itself not plugged into anything. This is a 12 volt ignition source you could tap into.

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I used the back of the power point, as suggested above, Wired in a aftermarket cig lighter, wrapped it well with tape and hid it behind the dash panel, so I can remove the power cord complet if needed for another vehicle, and also still have my fuse in the plug in.

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