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Dual Voltage (5v / 12v) Sirius Hardwired Car Power Supply

I would like to know how to install a sirius power supply for mt Starmate 4. I have a 2004 sebring. Just need to know what wires go where. Thanks....

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  • sunnyaz Feb 12, 2008

    When you say to hardwire the power supply to the vehicle's accessory circuit, where do I actually attach the wires to?. I have some fuses on the side of the dashboard on the drivers side and a fuse compartment in the engine area. Is the some sort of diagram or drawing of where to connect the wires to the accessary circuit? I am not electrical savy but can follow diagrams and instructions.



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    Patrick Michaels Feb 11, 2008

    and now more specific to that dual voltage adapter.

    Dual Voltage Power Adapter: The
    supplied Dual Voltage Power Adapter allows you to hardwire a power-source for
    your SIRIUS tuner so you don't have to use your vehicle's cigarette lighter
    port, leaving it free to charge your cell phone or other devices. The Dual
    Voltage Power Adapter is capable of supplying power to either a 12 V or 5 V
    SIRIUS portable or plug and play tuner. The adapter features the following

    • 2-Pin Connector:
      Connection used for the supplied 5 volt cable that will be attached to your
      SIRIUS tuner

    • 3-Pin Connector:
      Connection used for the supplied 12 volt cable that will be attached to your
      SIRIUS tuner

    • Power/Ground Lead: Two 16"
      wire leads used to supply power and ground that will be attached to your

    Installation: The FM adaptor
    box and the Dual Voltage Power Adapter is typically mounted behind the dash,
    near the radio. In this case it's likely that no antenna extension cable or
    additional wires will be needed. Each box has 2 mounting holes to secure the
    devices to the selected vehicle's surface. The adapters are installed in the
    following manner.

    • FM Direct Adapter: Your FM
      antenna will be unplugged from your radio and plugged into the FM antenna
      port on the FM Direct Adapter. Then the adapter's 21'' motorola antenna
      cable is plugged into your radio's FM antenna port. Finally, the adapter's
      16.5" minijack cable will be plugged into the audio output connection of
      your SIRIUS tuner or SIRIUS tuner's car dock to complete the signal

    • Dual Voltage Power Adapter:
      Depending on your SIRIUS tuner, you will plug in either the 12 V 3-pin cable
      or the 5 V 2-pin cable into the adapter and into your tuner's dock DC input.
      The ground wire will then be grounded to the vehicle's chassis using the
      supplied ring terminal that is already installed on the ground wire.
      Finally, the power wire will need to be hardwired to your vehicle's
      accessory circuit. A 2-amp fuse and fuse holder is supplied to go in between
      the adapter's power wire and your vehicle's accessory wire.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 11, 2008

    hope that gets you there. Can't interpret the Sebring accessories connection, but it's most likely accessible through the fuse panel, no?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 12, 2008

    so, is this a lock. Can you fixya my solution?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 12, 2008

    the fuse panel will show a fuse with ACC on it, usually around 15 or 20 amp fuse. There are usually some connectors(like a metal tab) on one end of those. I went online to find a wiring diagram, but nothing came through. I'll bet you might be able to go to a local auto parts store, and ask to see the fuse panel diagrams, without having to order the book. The Sirius folks only refer you back to your vehicle information. The red and black wires are simply as follows:

    Black goes to any ground wire installation on your panel.

    Red goes to the 'downstream' side of the fuse(farthest from the battery side).

    Hope this gets you closer to this.


    Are we closer to a Fixya?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 12, 2008

    From another source. Check this against your fuse panel, up under the console, before messing with anything. Note the Accessory locations.

    12volts pink/black (40A), red (20A) + ignition harness

    Starter yellow + ignition harness

    Second Starter N/A

    Ignition dk. blue + ignition harness

    Second Ignition dk. green/red (20 AWG) + ignition harness

    Third Ignition N/A

    Accessory black/orange + ignition harness

    Second Accessory black/white or black/lt. blue + ignition harness

    Keysense lt. blue - ign. harness or BCM, conn. 1, pin 4

    Notes: The BCM (Body Control Module) is attached to the fuse/relay
    box at the end of the dash on the driver side. Connector 1 is a 16 pin
    plug on the side of the BCM facing the front of the vehicle.
    Power Lock white/dk. green + BCM, conn. 4, pin 15

    Notes: Lock is positive trigger thru a 2.7K ohm resistor. Unlock is positive trigger thru a 620 ohm resistor. MUST use relays.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 12, 2008

    I am grateful for this opportunity to help you out.


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