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I recently purchased a Garmin StreetPilot i5 and would like to have a hard wire a power source to it. It will be mounted to the wind shield on the left side of the rear view with the included suction cup mount. It works well there, not in obstructing my field of vision and is in a good spot to glance at for the directions while keeping my eyes on the road. After splicing into the power I will run the plug end out of the edge of the head liner to plug into the unit. <p>I need help identifying which wires I can splice to draw the power from. If someone could point me to the right color or give me an idea which would be best that would be a great help.<p>Jerome<br> 1998 C70 Coupe
 

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I am not too familiar with the C70 so bare with me.... I am assuming it's a 12v cigar adapter which you will be cutting and trying to splice to a power source within the car..... If this is the case your easiest route PROBABLY would be to splice it into your dash's cigar adapter. My logic behind this is the less wire needed to be run, less distance for the wire to be run and there is less of a chance for it to interfere with any major electronics. If you'd like I could post some pics from my own install of a few products in my s80.
 

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Re: Help Wiring GPS to Dome Light (C Jerome)

Again like I said I am not real sure with the c70 bare with me and the picture quality (Treo)<p>This is an example of my Whistler 1793SE radar detector which will soon sit next to a V1. Whistler will go in the rear window. Also some of the wiring run my police lights in the back. <p><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/Photo_050406_002.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>This is the wire hidden on the drivers side <br><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/Photo_050406_003.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Which then drops down to the drivers door area<br><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/Photo_050406_004.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>And then drops to the carpet where it is run underneath<br><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/Photo_050406_005.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Where it runs under my feet to my console area <br><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/Photo_042106_004.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Underneath the switches<br><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/wires.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Continues to the backseat where it is run through the side panels of the floor<br><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/Photo_050406_008.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>After this it runs the battery in the trunk (i dont know where the c70's battery is)
 

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Thanks for the ideas. It looks like a nice setup. I was trying to avoid runing a wire down to the center console, but it is something to consider, you did a nice neat job with this. <p>Today after a drive I had the idea that possibly I could use the power line that powers the seat belt lights because they only turn on when the ignition is on, turn off the moment you turn ignition off. Does anyone know if the power to them is set by some internal timer switch or linked to some computer that turns them off?<p>Jerome
 
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