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  # 1830434 26-Jul-2017 07:30
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I have never re pinned a fuse box before and it isnt hard, just get the pros to do it. 

http://www.talkford.com/community/topic/183707-cigarette-lighter-permanently-live/ 

As for the relay, You could fit it all in behind the dash and only have to put it around the 12 socket, Run about 50cm of sensor wire to your ignition feed where ever you decide to take it from. Probably the radio.
You would only need to splice the wire, You can also get relay connector blocks and put some pins in so its all tidy.



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  # 1830436 26-Jul-2017 07:34
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Aredwood:

 

Another way but easier than wiring in a relay - disconnect the power wire at the back of the lighter socket. And instead connect it to the ACC wire at the back of the radio. An FM transmitter is unlikely to draw much power, so the extra load on the radio's ACC power lead is unlikely to cause any problems.

 

 

 

 

That's how I would do it. Scotch lock from the ACC on the stereo to the lighter socket. 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1832015 27-Jul-2017 08:59
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Right, keen on going the relay route. looks like there will be enough space under the console to hide it.

 

Only question is: how do I splice the switched  signal (presumably coming from the radio)? As in what do I physically use to do that?

 

I am guessing I need to cut the cable that goes to the radio and then what? 3 way scotch lock?


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  # 1832026 27-Jul-2017 09:10
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You don't need to cut the wire with a scotch lock, but yes that's what I would use. Plenty of videos on youtube showing you how they work. 


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  # 1832032 27-Jul-2017 09:24
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gcorgnet:

 

Right, keen on going the relay route. looks like there will be enough space under the console to hide it.

 

Only question is: how do I splice the switched  signal (presumably coming from the radio)? As in what do I physically use to do that?

 

I am guessing I need to cut the cable that goes to the radio and then what? 3 way scotch lock?

 

 

Hey I wouldn't go using a scotch lock on this multi strand wiring, it is something we would want to put into a connector block or get a little relay block with the relay. You should be able to buy something like this at SCA and it will come with pins you crimp or solider on and insert.

 




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  # 1832039 27-Jul-2017 09:31
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Cool thanks.

Wood this do the trick?

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product/SCA-Quick-Connect-Housing-3-Way-20-Amp/120301

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  # 1832072 27-Jul-2017 09:46
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gcorgnet: Cool thanks.

Wood this do the trick?

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product/SCA-Quick-Connect-Housing-3-Way-20-Amp/120301


We want a relay with its standalone connector block. 
Like this: 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1832074 27-Jul-2017 09:50
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Coil:

 

gcorgnet: Cool thanks.

Wood this do the trick?

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product/SCA-Quick-Connect-Housing-3-Way-20-Amp/120301


We want a relay with its standalone connector block. 
Like this: 

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

Sorry to be a pain, but back to my initial question then: how do I connect the wire from my radio to this?




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  # 1833449 29-Jul-2017 17:39
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Looks like I got there. Blew a few fuses and for a while there I had the battery light on the dash and the battery wasn't charging :-( changed another fuse and all seems good.
I went the relay way BTW
Thanks all.

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