Help yourself and read this:
It will help you not have a fire, additionally you will get a better result.
D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA
Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!
Read the FAQ!
It's amazing how there are always folks who think they know better than the collective wisdom of the forums.
Usually what happens in these cases is one of three things:
1. Mostly, they fail, and managed to blow up their car/catch it on fire/have the PC speakers fly through the air and hit them/etc...
2. Less often, everything works, albeit poorly. McGyverisms occasionally work.
3. Very, very, very rarely, they stumble on a better way of doing things.
But hey, if you are going to disregard the collective wisdom of the forum, I have to ask, why bother asking in the first place?
2005 Infiniti G35 6MT Coupe Black/Black
Core Duo CarPC
Linux(Learning the curve...Like when driving!!!)
It's a fitting piece that illustrates the hazards of using stock wiring for devices that draw far more than the wiring can handle.
Pretty much the same.But its not a cig lighter power source. (could be same difference i guess)
I do however power my screen with the cig lighter.
The screen is OK, because it's going to draw 1-1.5A, and the cig. lighter wiring can handle that load.
It's a bigger pain when your interior bursts into flames because you tried to cheap out on the wiring.Its just such a pain to get the wires through the firewall.
Consider yourself extremely fortunate.
Yes, you had a fuse rated to high, but more importantly, you were using wire that isn't capable of handling the load you're putting on it.
The high-rated fuse was useless in this situation.
I agree w/ TruckinMP3. You need to do some reading and understand what you're doing. It sounds extreme, but your life really is at stake here.
If it is that big a pain in the tuckus, then take your car to a car stereo shop and have them run the wire. They should be able to get it done in about 15 minutes.I could run another cord through but i just cant see where its popping out at.
wiring were to fail, it would be their fault for not doing it correctly..
i clicked on this thread getting ready to post 2k1toasters famous image.. to bad you beat me to it..
My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
"The Project That Never Ended, until it did"
next project? subaru brz
well thank you guys I've enjoyed laughing at myself
Never accept STOCK equipment.