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I have a Sirius Sporster 4 with the cigarette lighter as the power source. I would much prefer to wire to a hot wire from the vehicle so that it comes on when the ignition is turned on Please Can You Help me? it is being installed in a 2004 GMC Sonoma 4 door pickup.

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  • retcop75 Apr 04, 2008

    May I get a second opinion some pretty good auto electrical types could not fix it. Thank you very much

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You can connect the ground cable somewhere in front of the car and the second one you can can connect it in on of the fuse in front of the car..find one that has power when you start your engine and doesnt power when you remove the keys...
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  • Jean Sintulaire Apr 02, 2008

    You will need a tester to find which fuse has power when your turn on your ignition...

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