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Old 11-29-2006, 07:42 AM   #1
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Well, I finally git around to transferring my electronics from the GTO to my Bonneville. XM radio, ipod and radar detector. This time I took my time and splice-wired all this stuff directly to power and ground, neatly tucking all the wireing hidden away from view. When this stuff was in the GTO it looked like a mad scientist'* nightmare! One cig lighter spliced into 3 with wires laying out running to each device. Everytime I would reach for my radio I'd bump the wires and "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" Radar detector would cut on! None of that crap this time.
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Did you run to a constant power or ignition controlled power?
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Spliced it into the ignition switch feed. As soon as I turn the key, everything fires up.
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That'* the way to go. Did you also put some nice loom on the wires where they are to keep them looking neat and clean. Even though they are behind the dash..it'* a nice touch.

(You could also add a label "new and improved") j/k
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Didn't loom them (they are all hidden) but i did zip tie them to a main harness behind the kick panels. I can't stand loose wires. I can't count the number cars I have worked on that had sterio wires just laid out running everywhere. Ewwwwww!
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Didn't loom them (they are all hidden) but i did zip tie them to a main harness behind the kick panels. I can't stand loose wires. I can't count the number cars I have worked on that had sterio wires just laid out running everywhere. Ewwwwww!
Loom finishes off the factory looking install. I try to use it whenever possible.
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Didn't loom them (they are all hidden) but i did zip tie them to a main harness behind the kick panels. I can't stand loose wires. I can't count the number cars I have worked on that had sterio wires just laid out running everywhere. Ewwwwww!
Loom finishes off the factory looking install. I try to use it whenever possible.
I use alot of loom under the hood. Whenever I replace a harness on a car at work, I always strip the loom before sending the warranty harness back to GM.
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