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I know that was a confusing title, but what I want to do is run my DC power(ciagrette lighter plug) for my satellite receiver directly to my fusebox. Thus, no ugly wire running across my center console.<br>So, if I cut the wire, I believe there will be two wires inside. I believe one is to run to the fusebox(cigarette lighter fuse), the other to a ground location nearby. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>So, how do I know which is which, and...does it matter?<p>Thanks!
 

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Re: Running cigarette lighter adapter directly to fusebox? (Eric_H)

You can go to radio shack, and for around $8 you can get an additional cigarette outlet with cable ends. It comes with the splicer to attach to any 12v line and to ground it.<p>It also can be hidden out of the way so it looks professional.
 

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I just did this tonight. I used wire taps to get power from the stereo harness, however I messed up and took a non-switched power. Now I'm not sure what to do, I think I may have to grab power from the existing power outlet. For now I just need to remember to turn the XM off when I leave the car. I also stuck the antenna up under the dash above the HVAC vent hoses. I turned the radio on and just started pushing the antenna up as far as I could with my hands until it started getting a signal. <p>I drilled a 3/8" hole in the top back of the cubby next to the stereo and ran the iPod cable from the USA-Spec, along with the 1/8" -> RCA cable, power and signal for the XM together inside of a wire loam to keep it clean. Only problem is a slight ground loop from the RoadyXT XM unit. <p>Also, I had trouble finding a good ground point. I found a 8mm bolt that gave me a good ground. The bolt is in the bottom of the area the stereo is in, down in front of the shifter.
 
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