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    Adding Power Source to trunk

    wasnt really sure what forum to put this is


    I went out and bought an additional cigarette lighter for my car to put in my trunk so i wouldnt have to run a power cord from my dash to the trunk. Now in order to draw power from a power source the directions say to splice into prexisting wires. My question is, how in God's name do i know what wires to tap off of?? I have a 1998 Honda Accord and i am waiting for my Haynes Auto Repair Manual to get in. Can I just tap power off one of the wires running to the tail lights or are there specific wires dedicated to power that arent being terminated in my car??? basically im confused.. Help!!!

    o yea, and im trying to tap 12v

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    If I were you I would NOT do that. You will be putting a load on a wire that was not designed for it. Or you will be putting extra load on a circuit that was not installed for this. Your best bet is to go straight from the battery. You do not want to risk a electrical fire.

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    Quit cross-posting while you're at it.

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    Originally posted by ddt
    Quit cross-posting while you're at it.
    Me or Tydog?

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    Originally posted by osirisdon
    Me or Tydog?
    Tydog... He's basically posted the same question 3 times....

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    There are also jumpers you can put in your fusebox ...Taps I think they are called.

    So you can connect it to a keyed circuit if you so desire.

    Whatever you hook it to, you NEED to put a FUSE right next to where you tapped the power...be it at the battery or the fusebox.

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