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    I bought a litte device at auto zone today called an add a circut, It allows you to add a new, seperately fused circut without having to do any wiring.

    The first fuse is for the original attachment and the second is for your accesory.



    What do you people think of it? I plan to run it off the cigarett lighter line, as I never use it for anything other then the car computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy2097
    I bought a litte device at auto zone today called an add a circut, It allows you to add a new, seperately fused circut without having to do any wiring.

    The first fuse is for the original attachment and the second is for your accesory.



    What do you people think of it? I plan to run it off the cigarett lighter line, as I never use it for anything other then the car computer.
    That device looks cool. I'll get that to run a line to my shutdown controller.

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    That was the item that caused reboots and loose connections in my last CarPC.

    I'd rather just shave some sheilding off with a knife, wrap the wire around and apply some solder and then wrap nicely. Much cheaper and you won't have a loose connection 4 sure.

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    You can also get a service manual for ur car at the Honda/Acura delear. Its like 35bucks. Its a must have for a do it urselfer, it shows everything, such as what each wire means in ur car. So u'll never be scared of opening stuff after looking at it. I think u can actually call in the order. I forgot the 1-800 number. Or check out honda-tech.com or hondahookup.com forums, U'll find more than enough

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    Two ways to do this: professional and DIY. Pro is gonna be solder and tape, DIY is gonna be some sort of tap like the one pictured at your fuse box. Although I only make connections one way in my car I'm sure the fuse box tap will be adequate for many. Just be smart about it. I would recommend putting a bit of e-tape on the top of the fuse as those terminals are exposed and worst case scenario you might find that rubbing up against some metal.

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