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    Default Install Question

    Hi all, I just got a new V1. I'm being a little lazy by asking these questions, but hope you don't mind. I'm trying to figure out the best way to wire the V1 to my fuse box. I don't want to use the tap-in.

    I'm thinking I can just remove the plastic housing from the connector that goes into the tap-in, and plug that into an empty fuse socket. Does that sound right?

    Also, I don't have a great place to ground it. I'm considering just finding a screw and hoping it winds up at the frame. What are the implications of a shoddy ground?

    Thanks!

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    If doing it right is not a good option then use a fuse tap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Won Hunglo
    If doing it right is not a good option then use a fuse tap.
    I think I'm a moron. What's a fuse tap?

    Is that the wire tap that comes with it?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoStroke
    What are the implications of a shoddy ground?
    Thanks!
    Not Good......

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    Default V1 Install

    Nothing for nothing, but it kinda' sounds like you might want to consider having your local stereo shop provide your power hook-up for you. It'll be cheap insurance!

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    A fuse tap connects to the fuse & provides a hot output. A good ground is a must!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Won Hunglo
    A fuse tap connects to the fuse & provides a hot output. A good ground is a must!
    Cool, thanks. I not a complete moron, just 1/2 of one. I wouldnt be so apprehensive, but this is a new $50,000 car with a lot of electronics and I really don't want to screw anything up.

    I originally tried to go into my headliner and tap into the sunroof, but that fell apart when microchips started raining down on me.

    I'm going to get a fuse tap and go that route. I'll find a good ground. I might have to go deep, but I'll find one.

    Thanks again!

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    It is usually easy to find a screw that connects to vehicle ground, especially under the dash. In my TA, I tapped into the OBD diagnostic connector, it had easy access and the installation worked great. In some cars the fuse box is a PITA to get to!

    GTO_04

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    It is best to used a switched fuse that is hot with the key on. Use the "down stream" side of the fuse.

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    Excellent, thanks for the advice. I'll give that a shot tomorrow.

 

 

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