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Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? #394683 Feb 8, 4:37pm Feb 8, 4:37pm
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Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power?
Hi everyone

A question, what the topic says, Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power like this? Is it safe? Please let me know, I'm really new at this.

Thanks ahead of time

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Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: GunBuster] #394684 Feb 8, 4:38pm Feb 8, 4:38pm
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here's another shot from a different angle

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Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: GunBuster] #394685 Feb 8, 4:39pm Feb 8, 4:39pm
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Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: GunBuster] #394686 Feb 8, 4:39pm Feb 8, 4:39pm
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Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: GunBuster] #394687 Feb 8, 4:44pm Feb 8, 4:44pm
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probably not for what you are running. it seems like its a small appliance, like a cell phone charger or cd power or something of that sort, so not at all. you may want to get a more powerfull fuse for your cig lighter though. its in the fuse box. otherwise it might be too easy to blow the fuse.

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: gumbyguy27] #394688 Feb 8, 4:46pm Feb 8, 4:46pm
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What are you trying to run, when we were putting my friends tv in his car we hooked up the power to behind his cig adaptor and it works fine. If you have any problems if you have an aftermet reciever, mabye crip the power to the power on the back of that. I did that to run my under car lights and that works perfect.

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: ApuPimpin] #394689 Feb 8, 5:19pm Feb 8, 5:19pm
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I'm just adding another cig lighter power outlet for small stuff like cell phone or lights. I just don't want to blow a fuse or cause any fires confused

Thanks for the quick response smile

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: GunBuster] #394690 Feb 8, 5:23pm Feb 8, 5:23pm
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cover up the wire that is grounded with electrical tape


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Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: VSGTS14] #394691 Feb 8, 5:29pm Feb 8, 5:29pm
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yea i woudl jsut secure everyhting with electricla tape and you will be golden. I have 5 cold cathodes on the back of mine so all is good smile

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #394692 Feb 8, 5:35pm Feb 8, 5:35pm
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that's fine but there isn't a ground for that second adaptor?

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: ApuPimpin] #394693 Feb 8, 5:50pm Feb 8, 5:50pm
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Thanks guys! I was really scare I may have done something bad. I will cover up the ground wire with eletric tape smile I don't understand the last question about no ground for the second adapter.

Basically what I did was I took a mono headphone jack (a female and male) and connect one end to a Cig power outlet and the other end tapped into what you see above. The reason why I did this instead of this doing just a wire is so I can disconnect the wire when I remove the center console cover. I hope that makes sense

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: GunBuster] #394694 Feb 8, 6:06pm Feb 8, 6:06pm
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so what is it for?

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #394695 Feb 8, 6:26pm Feb 8, 6:26pm
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I just wanted to add another cig power outlet without using one of those multi-cig power outlet boxes that plugs into the orignal cig outlet of the car. I'm not making sense anymore confused


err. I plan to use the extended (new one) cig power outlet for cell phone charger or a little neon light

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: GunBuster] #394696 Feb 8, 6:44pm Feb 8, 6:44pm
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ah, makes sense, sort of wink No no it makes sense. Post some pics of the finsihed product to give example smile

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: GunBuster] #394697 Feb 9, 1:08am Feb 9, 1:08am
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Originally Posted by GunBuster
I just wanted to add another cig power outlet without using one of those multi-cig power outlet boxes that plugs into the orignal cig outlet of the car. I'm not making sense anymore confused


err. I plan to use the extended (new one) cig power outlet for cell phone charger or a little neon light

I'd tap it to the fuse box, on the power door locks fuse (blue arrow) tapping on the cig. lighter only works on ACC
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Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: morris] #394698 Feb 9, 1:10am Feb 9, 1:10am
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morris' way is better...

the cig lighter makes a really shitty power source.

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: spaztikid] #394699 Feb 9, 2:32am Feb 9, 2:32am
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Nope, not at alll... Thats how I got my radar detector connected.. Works wonders.. My radar dector is running and I still get to charge my phone at the same time... Its the coolest.. thumbsup

Re: Will this cause a problem if I tap into behind the cig power? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #394700 Feb 9, 5:57am Feb 9, 5:57am
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i use both ways. It is easy to jsut tap to back of cig lighter. But then for like my S7 gauges i fuse tap into tailights so it comes on when lights do.

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