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Hey,
I need to find a "switched wire" meaning one that has a constant 12v of power when the ignition is on. I have looked at the wires under the steering column but don't have any idea which wires belong to what. I am looking to hardwire a valentine one into my electrical system and the supplied hardwireing kit supplys a connecter that will, when attached to a "swicthed wire", draw power from it to the Valentine One. Can anyone help me out here? Where should I be looking, and what for? Do swicthed wires have any special location or color? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Thanks Mike,
I don't know why I hadn't thought of that before! One question though how would I go about finding the wiring that powers the cig lighter and / or the other 12v accessory port? Correct me if I am wrong but shouldn't it be run back behind the stereo head unit? Anyone know for sure? I'm going to go take a look right now...
Thanks again Mike
--Steve

--P.S.-- pics are on the way!
 

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Guys,
Found the cigarette 12v wire under the ash tray but was unable to trace it back to under the steering column. I really need to install the v1's hardwire kit off the wire under the steering column.

Anyway, I was playing around with some wires and I found the power source to the automatic climate control. What do you guys thing about this as a power source for the valentine one hardwire kit. The only question that I have is if that wire is "switched"? I believe that it is but not sure. What would happen if I turned the automatic climate control off? That wire still has power, right? Also, would installing the hardwire kit off the automatic climate control power wire cause problems with the auto climate control? Would there be enough power for both? I would imagine the answer would be yes, but can anyone confirm this?

I would much rather install the hardwire kit for the v1 off the cigarette power wire or the accessory power wire but I can't locate them under the steering column.

The location of the automatic climate control power wire is ideal, but I would rather not interfer w/ the automatic climate controle.

phew....I think I'm going to order a service manual on CD...

Thanks for the help!
--Steve
 
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