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Old July 21st, 2010, 08:36 AM
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Jeff, lookup your radio specs and use the fuse size it calls for. As long as this is 20amps or less your sunroof wire should be fine (assuming it powers on/off as desired). I *THINK* from above you want to use a 15 amp fuse.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 08:50 AM
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ok, great, that's what I thought. Thanks
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Old July 21st, 2010, 08:01 PM
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Wired it up through the existing sunroof circuit and it works great. I also put a 15amp fuse in line on the yellow constant power wire. Hopefully that will mean the head unit will not fry and burn her to the ground. In a related story, coming home from Denver International Airport (DIA) the other night and there is an old vw bus just burning away on the shoulder.

When the head unit originally fried my wiring, it also took out the functionality of the cigar lighters and the tranny shifter lights. I have power to that fuse (tested with light), and the wiring all looks good from both cigar lighters and the lights as far back as I can trace them to where they dissappear behind the heater box. Any suggestions? I was thinking of tying in the transmission lights to either the clock light or the head unit light with a simple easy splice connector. I was also wondering if the 20 amp sunroof circuit could handle one cigar lighter in addition to the head unit? I don't smoke so hardly ever use the cigar lighter but it would be nice for the occasional phone charge.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 08:29 PM
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I'm guessing you could use the same circuit. Put a 5 amp fuse on the cigar lighter side In theory you'll just blow a fuse if you go over.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
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I will preface this with, "I am no electrician."

I wired my stereo to the lead coming off the battery with 5 amp in-line fuse. Same for the 12 volts outlets. I had one fuse blow so far on one outlet, but that was all.

I still haven't actually found the accessory circuit that is hot when ignition is on. I'm sure it is right in the loom coming in behind dash insert. I would like to clean all my junky wiring up sometime because it looks like a kid did it
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:45 AM
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Hi Jeff this should help:
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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:24 AM
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Reviving this thread.

If you needed to tap into the accessory circuit, what's the cleanest way to do it?

It seems that I need to tap into the white-orange wire running from the ignition switch to the fusebox. My plan is to install a relay somewhere (in the fusebox area maybe?) to switch a dedicated circuit that comes from my Blue Sea fuse block.

I don't want to turn this into a hack job and cut into wiring. How would ECR do it?
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Bumping this. Any ideas?
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