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Old 10-19-2011, 08:04 PM   #11
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nope, no mention of a different fuse or anything... just the locations of the lighters.


on a different note, it looks like im gonna have to find a way to wedge my phone charger in the headliner somehow lol....

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im guessing the left side is ground because the other side says vcc? how are cigarette lighters wires? the nipple part positive and the outside ground? sorry for the stupid question... ive never needed to know lol
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thats right, just remember there was a fuse where that spring was. if you need more room you can take the board out and tape it up, them put the power through a standard auto fuse. the standard spade wire terminals fit on them.

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lol this is getting more and more expensive every time i do research into doing it.... it sucks not being able to borrow tools from my hvac worker dad lol. he has a million of every electrical connector known to man.

as for the fuse, i think if i dont wire it to the radio, which is fused im gonna get a fuse piggyback from autozone. after i buy a soldering iron shrink tubing wiring and marettes from radio shack llol
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you could let the car burn up, you said you wanted a new one.
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you could let the car burn up, you said you wanted a new one.
??? im gonna heir on the side of caution and assume that was a misscommunication and not a dig...

this is where im at... looks like im gonna have to run the wire thru the headliner down the c pillar and under the back seat. cause none of the fuses under the dash are ones i wanna mess with. plus i think theyre all big ones...

and before you laugh at me, im well aware of the fact that i suck at soldering.

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didnt mean anything, just if you didnt want to buy a fuse or make it the right way
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well, i had to drop the entire headliner... that was not fun. had to dig out the torx bits to remove the oh **** handles. got that all assembled back and now all i gotta do is pop the back seat and hook it up. im using thick *** wire. probably 12 gauge lol. i went ahead and just did what bonnie said and used a self tapping sheet metal screw i had lying around and a washer to pinch it because the wire was too thick and kept popping out from under the head of the screw.

oh and jw i did plan of getting a fuse (and i did) i was just bitching about how much this convenience is costing me lol
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all done.. works beautifully. im still confused as to why my stereo fuse is under the back seat lol.

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had to use wire nuts because i didnt have any butt connectors big enough for the 12 gauge wire.

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my cigarette lighter has a lighter in it
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all done.. works beautifully. im still confused as to why my stereo fuse is under the back seat lol.
Do you have 2 fuse boxes like the Bonne? They probably did the same thing where everything for the front end and engine is in one, and all the interior electronics and rear on the other.
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