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hardwire serius satelitte

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bobcatnj, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    my sirius satelitte cigarette outlet plug isnt working any more, but the outlet does work. is there anyway to hardwire the power cord, so when you turn the truck on the serius goes on?
  2. SouthernLandworks

    SouthernLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    Sure there is. Ground it, Then tire in to the power for you radio or any hot wire under the dash somewhere that only has power when the truck is switched on. Push comes to shove just wire a switch in a power wire.
  3. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    how would you hot wire it?
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Unhook the plug part and use the bare wires, but first you have to make sure you find out which end is + and -!!!
    You do this by finding out which wire connects to which end of the plug, and then you still have to find out how the plugs are wired because I don't remember... I want to say the center tip is ground and the outer is + but it could be the other way around, so find out how a cigarette lighter is wired, then find out which wire of the accessory goes to which end inside the plug and mark them some kind of way before you snip.

    Once you cut them off then just splice them into any available 12v power source.

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