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Where do you run your power for your hardwired Sat Radio?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by mtlheadhntr, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Jul 14, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    Im going to be hardwire my Sirius Starmate 5 with the pro install kit this weekend. Where do you guys wire the 5V relay in the vehicle? Im trying to find the best place to tap into.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    Do you have any other upgrades to your system? I'd suggest running a small power wire with a ring terminal directly from your battery with an inline fuse. Or if you have an aftermarket stereo, tap into the lead wire from the deck's wiring harness, you an also pull the ground from the stereo wiring harness too.

    It's super easy to pull the power wire through the cab and to the dash.

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  3. Jul 14, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    Wait, 5V relay? Sorry, I'm not too familiar with this so maybe my answer isn't what you're looking for...

    Rob
     
  4. Jul 14, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    I tapped my switched 12v power going to my radio. Your power lead going to the SAT radio should have the proper reduction in voltage so it doesn't fry it.

    Not sure what you are talking about when you say 5v relay.:confused:
     
  5. Jul 14, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    I tapped the +12v to one of the accessory (cig lighter) sockets. Then placed the adapter and wires in the dash and ran the lead out to my XM XPress Rc radio on its bracket inserted below the climate control panel.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    If you use the power adapter that comes with the Pro Install kit you won't have any problems. It has the correct transformer built in to step the voltage down to 5v.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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  8. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    For reference the fuse box in the engine bay for a 2009 next to the battery is also mini...

    Rob
     
  9. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    Not on my 08 DC..... it take the regular size fuses.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    Ah ha, model year changes I guess. I have updated my original reply to state fact not assumption. Thanks!

    Rob
     
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