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So ive tried 3 different fuses and each one is hot no matter what the key position is even off. I used the upper right recommended in the ipd how-to video but im pretty sure that it is different for the regular s60 and the R since its the driver power seat and is on constantly. I also tried the passenger door module and the audio fuses and each one is hot even when key is out. The audio didn't make too much sense to me and im slightly perplexed. Any one out there do the ipd gauge. Search revealed some installs that used multiple fuses for separate colors of light and didn't look applicable.<p>TIA
 

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where is that at in the fuse box? didn't see it and there wasn't enough wire to go anywhere but the drivers side fuse box
 

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i will go to the car right now and take a pic for u <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> check back in 10 min
 

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Re: which fuse to tap for ipd R boost gauge (stormchasin_racin)

Hey man - I rushed through my install this morning, and just went blindly with the upper right as suggested by the IPD vid, knowing it wasn't likely what was going to work...and it didn't. I have an 07, and know that the fuse layout (hot vs switched) is all over the map depending on the year. I hard wired my Valentine V1 and had to go to the fuse box beneath the steering column to find a switched source. This is a little trickier though since I'm looking for one that switches with the headlights. I know I've read about a couple different ways to do it on here, just need to take some time to find the old threads. So, yeah, I'm no help yet, sorry.
 

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Re: which fuse to tap for ipd R boost gauge (stormchasin_racin)

I got mine hooded up to # 13 fuse ( <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> ) and it get on when you turn the key. If there is a fuse that gets on with light switch somebody please post which one it is. <p><IMG SRC="http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/271/053109232000.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/1130/053109232001.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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is that the drivers side fuse box. Mine looks absolutely nothing like that
 

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Check mid-way on this thread...guy with an 05 had to go to the panel beneath the steering column for switched (like me, 07).<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=101120" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=101120</A><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stormchasin_racin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">is that the drivers side fuse box. Mine looks absolutely nothing like that</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Fuses differ from year to year. <p>Check the owner's manual for accessory 12v socket. <p>(IIRC in '05 and up it's under the dash, not on the end).
 

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Re: which fuse to tap for ipd R boost gauge (stormchasin_racin)

As stated, fuse locations and functions changed each year, to make better use of common components from the FoMoCo parts bins. <p>For 2005, all the fuses at the left hand of the dash are hot all the time. Most of the switched 12VDC is under the dash on the Central Electronic Module, (CEM) which includes fuses. Good one to use would be F11, which is the front and rear 12V outlets, (lighter).<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stormchasin_racin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So ive tried 3 different fuses and each one is hot no matter what the key position is even off. I used the upper right recommended in the ipd how-to video but im pretty sure that it is different for the regular s60 and the R since its the driver power seat and is on constantly. I also tried the passenger door module and the audio fuses and each one is hot even when key is out. The audio didn't make too much sense to me and im slightly perplexed. Any one out there do the ipd gauge. Search revealed some installs that used multiple fuses for separate colors of light and didn't look applicable.<p>TIA</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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just went and checked out that CEM box and bravo to anyone who can fit up there between the three pedals. I could barely get my head in the right position to see the label on the side let alone be able to see how it comes off.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stormchasin_racin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">just went and checked out that CEM box and bravo to anyone who can fit up there between the three pedals. I could barely get my head in the right position to see the label on the side let alone be able to see how it comes off.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Haha, that panel lifts out. There are 2 torx screws, then 2 clips hold the panel to the bottom of the steering column. It slides out by the gas pedal. It's not too difficult.<br>When I did my boost gauge, I tried the drivers' door fuse box, but they were all constant on. I used the radio fuse under the steering wheel, but it was screwy. I settled with the cigarette lighter fuse. This panel is mini-blades, be sure to keep some extra on hand.
 

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Re: which fuse to tap for ipd R boost gauge (s140s)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s140s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I got mine hooded up to # 13 fuse</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thanks man! I've had my boost cauge without lights for like 8 months, until now.<br>Works perfectly, and ground wire went under the dashboard mounting bolt closeby <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Any specific side you run the wire in. Im new to the electrical aspect of cars and dont want to blow anything up. just pop out the 15 fuse out and put it back in with the wire in between? SO glad to be almost done.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stormchasin_racin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Any specific side you run the wire in. Im new to the electrical aspect of cars and dont want to blow anything up. just pop out the 15 fuse out and put it back in with the wire in between? SO glad to be almost done.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's probably safer to use something like this:<br><A HREF="http://www.allbatterysalesandservice.com/browse.cfm/4,2955.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.allbatterysalesands....html</A><p>Each line will have a dedicated fuse.
 

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Cool do you think that auto stores will have them or hardware stores?
 

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that one, not sure. I got mine online. I forget exactly where though. A quick search found this:<br><A HREF="http://www.sojdm.com/store/pc/Electrical-c46.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.sojdm.com/store/pc/Electrical-c46.htm</A><br>Depending on where you are tapping your fuse, make sure to get the right adapter, regular fuse or mini fuse. I think I bought mine for 9 bucks or so. <p>Got mine from Gizmos and Gadgets LLC, but it looks like they no longer exist or something.
 

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<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-BP-HHH-ATM-Add-A-Fuse/dp/B000GKEXK2" TARGET="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Bussmann...KEXK2</A> for the mini-fuse. AMAZON also has the same for the regular size fuses.
 
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