How do i hard wire this into my car to come on when the ignition starts but i dobnt want to use the cigarette light because it is down by the hand break and i dont want untidy cabkles everywhere
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Well you may use spades that stick out from the fuse that is powered by the ignition, to wire a cigarette lighter so that you can have power when the ignition is on, but cut the power when the ignition key is in the off position.
Your best bet is to hard wire it and provide a solid paint free ground so that engine noise is better eliminated. Im not sure what you have for wires, if it only has a cigarette lighter connection then there will only be 2 wires under the cig lighter insulation.. Obviously they may be black and no way to identify which one is power and which one is ground, you are going to have to trace the wire once its cut and see which one is leading towards the mini fuse inside the plug and which one is wired to the ground clip, obviously the one with the ground clip or the one connected to the spring prongs which put pressure on the cigarette plug is the ground wire and the other gopes to ignition power with an inline fuse to protect your CB radio. Wire that wire to an ignition switch source and the other to a solid ground connection.Try it out and see what happens, let me know how u made out.
accessories is usually the first position of your ignition key when you turn key from off. no ignition lights should be lit and cigarette lighter should work. this is acc circuit.you need to connect acc wire of head unit to this circuit. (can pick it up at cigarette lighter ) but if your looking to wire REM wire to acc ---DON"T--- wire it to the blue wire on back of head unit(rem out)or blue with white stripe.
There are two ways of going about it. The best way to do it would be to use a relay. Cut the 12v+ wire going to the cigarette lighter, hook one side up to terminal 87 and the other side to 30 of the relay. Ground pin 85 and hook up pin 86 to a switched ignition wire. Doesn't matter too much which ignition switched wire you use. The radio is near by and has a switched ignition wire you can tap off of. The relay draws very little current so it won't affect the other circuit. Doing it this way keeps the power to the cigarette lighter on the original circuit, but switches it on when the ignition is on. You can purchase an automotive relay like the one pictured at radio shack or any auto supply store for a few bucks.
Unplug cigarette lighter, check circuit, unplug each door individualy at first, Don't forget the back doors, check circuit. Usualy the door wiring is damaged but there may be more then two cigarette lightes depending on the model.
Some cig lighter plugins are wired directly to battery, others are connected to ignition. You can always re-wire it straight to fuse or radio memory wire (Yellow) on cd deck or (Green/Black) from car wiring
Check the fuel shutoff valve. to see if it is on. press the reset button to do this. if it stays on. The answer could be pinched wires (a short) from the fuse wiring back towards the shutoff valve. if the valve shuts off try checking for current with a test light. if no current . The valve is bad. it seems like a short or open circuit on the fuel system wiring.
It depends on the year of manufacture of the vehicle, if it is a new vehicle it may be a can bus system which doesn't have an ignition live and you will need to hard wire a switched live either from the fuse box or the cigarette lighter is sometimes an ignition live.If your vehicle does have a switched live behind the radio you will need to swap it with the permanent live