Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Wiring/Fuse Help...I'm stuck!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-23-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
KnurledNut [OP] KnurledNut is offline
Cracker in a Taco
KnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really nice
Marines: 1st MarDiv
Joined: Mar 2010, #34218
Location: Sonova Beach
Gender: Male
Posts: 150
KnurledNut's Tacoma Gallery
Exclamation Wiring/Fuse Help...I'm stuck!

Ok, here's the scenario...I need to add power to the Sirius radio interface. The specs state I only need 1 amp of power. So I'm trying to tap into the fuse block under the driver's side dash.

There are 4 open fuse slots. I tried testing them but I get nothing, either power on or power off. Then I tried using on of those tiny blade fuse taps on an existing fuse but the damned thing is too big and I don't want to jam it in there and break something.

The driver's kick panel is open as is the fuse block access.

Finding a ground shouldn't be an issue but I need power.

Where's a good spot to find power?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving
colinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
colinb17's Avatar
Name: Colin
Joined: Jan 2008, #4127
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 25
Gender: Guy
Posts: 16,678
colinb17's Tacoma Gallery
an add-a-fuse in the Ig1 spot will give you power when the key is turned or the engine is running

EDIT: forgot to mention, the Ig1 fuse is in the inside fuse box, not under the hood
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 11:04 AM   #3
KnurledNut [OP] KnurledNut is offline
Cracker in a Taco
KnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really nice
Marines: 1st MarDiv
Joined: Mar 2010, #34218
Location: Sonova Beach
Gender: Male
Posts: 150
KnurledNut's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by colinb17 View Post
an add-a-fuse in the Ig1 spot will give you power when the key is turned or the engine is running

EDIT: forgot to mention, the Ig1 fuse is in the inside fuse box, not under the hood
Thanks Collin. I was trying to use the cheaper tap-in blades. I'm off to find a add-a-fuse.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 11:06 AM   #4
KnurledNut [OP] KnurledNut is offline
Cracker in a Taco
KnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really nice
Marines: 1st MarDiv
Joined: Mar 2010, #34218
Location: Sonova Beach
Gender: Male
Posts: 150
KnurledNut's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by colinb17 View Post
an add-a-fuse in the Ig1 spot will give you power when the key is turned or the engine is running

EDIT: forgot to mention, the Ig1 fuse is in the inside fuse box, not under the hood
Quick question...

The Sirius power harness already has an inline fuse will I still need the fuse in the add-a-fuse?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 11:12 AM   #5
If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving
colinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
colinb17's Avatar
Name: Colin
Joined: Jan 2008, #4127
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 25
Gender: Guy
Posts: 16,678
colinb17's Tacoma Gallery
if you use an add-a-fuse, you will need to have a fuse in it to complete the circut. you could use two fuses then (it won't hurt anything), or you could cut out the in-line fuse and put the 1 amp fuse in the add-a-fuse. the other option would to be leave the stock in-line fuse and jsut splice into the power supply to the radio, that way your sirius only comes on when your radio does.

if you go the add-a-fuse route, any outoparts store should have them for about $5
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 12:04 PM   #6
KnurledNut [OP] KnurledNut is offline
Cracker in a Taco
KnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really nice
Marines: 1st MarDiv
Joined: Mar 2010, #34218
Location: Sonova Beach
Gender: Male
Posts: 150
KnurledNut's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by colinb17 View Post
if you use an add-a-fuse, you will need to have a fuse in it to complete the circut. you could use two fuses then (it won't hurt anything), or you could cut out the in-line fuse and put the 1 amp fuse in the add-a-fuse. the other option would to be leave the stock in-line fuse and jsut splice into the power supply to the radio, that way your sirius only comes on when your radio does.

if you go the add-a-fuse route, any outoparts store should have them for about $5
I decided to splice into the radio power supply. Fishing the wires from the HU to under the drivers seat has been loads of fun.

Thanks again.

p.s. it doesn't help that its 95 in the shade....argh!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 12:38 PM   #7
If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving
colinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
colinb17's Avatar
Name: Colin
Joined: Jan 2008, #4127
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 25
Gender: Guy
Posts: 16,678
colinb17's Tacoma Gallery
i hear ya, with 3 sets of lights, air compressor, and aftermarket voltage and amerage guages, i've had my fair share of routing wires...and other than a new head unit, i haven't even begun my sound system
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 02:12 PM   #8
KnurledNut [OP] KnurledNut is offline
Cracker in a Taco
KnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really niceKnurledNut is just really nice
Marines: 1st MarDiv
Joined: Mar 2010, #34218
Location: Sonova Beach
Gender: Male
Posts: 150
KnurledNut's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by colinb17 View Post
i hear ya, with 3 sets of lights, air compressor, and aftermarket voltage and amerage guages, i've had my fair share of routing wires...and other than a new head unit, i haven't even begun my sound system
Wiring is done. Power works, radio works. But the Sirius unit can't find the antenna. I get a ANTENNA error from the SharkFin adaptor. But, then I hook up the generic magnetic antenna it works. Very weird.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 02:59 PM   #9
If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving
colinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
colinb17's Avatar
Name: Colin
Joined: Jan 2008, #4127
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 25
Gender: Guy
Posts: 16,678
colinb17's Tacoma Gallery
huh, that's odd. unfortunately i know nothing about hooking up satelite antennas. if someone doesn't chime in with some ideas, i'd try to find someone who has one and shoot them a pm
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 03:04 PM   #10
Senior Member
Viet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Viet2100's Avatar
Name: Viet
Joined: Jun 2007, #1930
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,528
Viet2100's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Skype™ to Viet2100
Use one of these to be safe:



Tap into anything that is 12v switched (only comes on when your truck is on) and try to stay below 15 amps.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bed fuse block wiring, blue sea choices? davescarp Lighting 3 08-22-2011 09:24 AM
Wiring painless perf. cirkit boss fuse box HELP! Pic encl nvtaco Technical Chat 0 05-26-2011 03:23 PM
wiring short. cant find the fuse colortouch New Members 2 01-01-2011 06:38 PM
Wiring ideas and fuse boxes? BassMaster06 Lighting 1 11-26-2010 11:27 PM
Dual Battery Wiring and Fuse questions vermonster 2nd Gen. Tacomas 0 04-26-2010 04:09 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.