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Old 07-15-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to install my Sirius radio, I'm using this to hook up the receiver to the stock head unit, but I don't know how to hook up the power. I don't want to use the cigarette lighter (it doesn't even work, anyways), but I don't know what my other options are. Someone help me out?
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i too would like to know about this, i right now have the cigerette lighter adapter and i have to turn the receiver on and off as i leave the car, i would like it to turn on with the car as i turn the key, i had the idea of getting another power cable (so i dont mess up the one i have and cant use it again) and cutting it and wiring it to a power source with a ground, only probably is the receiver is 5v and i dont know what is or isnt a 5v source in my car...........
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I'm probably gonna route the power cord to the fuse box and wire it up to a 5V terminal. I'll use a Voltmeter to find it
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I always tap in to the lighter for things like that or tap into the radio power...
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those are 12volt sources arent they, ive never tested them but always believed they were
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I'm probably gonna route the power cord to the fuse box and wire it up to a 5V terminal. I'll use a Voltmeter to find it
You won't find any 5 volt circuit within the power distribution block(*). If you don't want to use the adapter which came with your sat radio, you will need to build a small circuit using a 5 volt regulator. These aren't hard but you may find it easier to use the supplied components and connect to 12 VDC.
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so how do installers hide the wiring???
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You may find an installation kit similar to this helpful.

http://www.crutchfield.com/*-imDoMvx...0&I=607SIRPVK1

It comes with hardwired adapters for both 12V and 5V along with other helpful items.
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Ahh, that'* EXACTLY what I was looking for, thank you so much!
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There'* also the old redneck way of getting a cig lighter extension from Radio Shack..cutting and hooking to 12V that is switched then hooking your cig adapter to it.
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