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I'm looking for an easily accessible hot & ground to hardwire some accessories, can some one offer some suggestions? Which are the radio's hot & ground? picts are always appreciated. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>thanks.<br>
 

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Re: '06 Hot & Ground sources at dash ? ([email protected])

Behind the cigarette lighter.<br>Pull that lower panel and you'll have a plethora (like that word <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ) of wires to choose from
 

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Re: '06 Hot & Ground sources at dash ? (JRL)

Thanks - going to look in the morning - the '05 dash comes apart nice and easy!<p>
 

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For under $15 Volvo makes a harness that plugs into the back of the radio that gives you two switched power wires. It is specifically made for aftermarket products (i.e. telephones, sat radio, ipod adapters, etc.) Don't have the part number on me, but I got a bucket full of the harnesses at work! I use the harness to power the USA Spec Ipod adapter and switch on my Subwoofer.<p>Let me know if you are interested, I'll get you the part number.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dugums</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">For under $15 Volvo makes a harness that plugs into the back of the radio that gives you two switched power wires. It is specifically made for aftermarket products (i.e. telephones, sat radio, ipod adapters, etc.) Don't have the part number on me, but I got a bucket full of the harnesses at work! I use the harness to power the USA Spec Ipod adapter and switch on my Subwoofer.<p>Let me know if you are interested, I'll get you the part number.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow, I wish I knew about this!<p>What is the part #?
 

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Part No. 9204981. I have a picture, but no experience posting pics. Essentially you plug one end into the radio and the other into the factory harness. In between, three wires come off of the harness into a white connector. The red and purple wires provide power that is switched by the ignition. You simply open the connector and pull the wires out with pliers(or just cut the wire.) You'll notice that there are two purple wires going into one slot of the connector. THESE WIRES MUST STAY TOGETHER. You can still use them for power, but they create a loop, so you must use both of them together. If they are seperated when you plug in the car, you might get a warning light, and your accessory definitely won't work. <p>As stated in the other post, you can also use the 12volt in the dash or the back of the center console also. I'm sure you probably already know this, but disconnect the battery before removing climate unit or radio.<p>If you want pics of anything, I have 'em. Just let me know how to post.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by dugums at 8:00 AM 7-10-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dugums</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Part No. 9204981. I have a picture, but no experience posting pics. Essentially you plug one end into the radio and the other into the factory harness. In between, three wires come off of the harness into a white connector. The red and purple wires provide power that is switched by the ignition. You simply open the connector and pull the wires out with pliers(or just cut the wire.) You'll notice that there are two purple wires going into one slot of the connector. THESE WIRES MUST STAY TOGETHER. You can still use them for power, but they create a loop, so you must use both of them together. If they are seperated when you plug in the car, you might get a warning light, and your accessory definitely won't work. <p>As stated in the other post, you can also use the 12volt in the dash or the back of the center console also. I'm sure you probably already know this, but disconnect the battery before removing climate unit or radio.<p>If you want pics of anything, I have 'em. Just let me know how to post.<p><br><i>Modified by dugums at 8:00 AM 7-10-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://mail.rochester.edu/~ak009m/volvopart.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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