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Voltmeter hookup? #40002 Aug 27, 1:05pm Aug 27, 1:05pm
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Voltmeter hookup?
what's the best location for the power source wire to hookup to for the voltmeter?
it says the ignition...but I am not sure how to wire it up there...if this is the best then isaac or does someonw know how I get to where that is?

if there is another location, where will it be?
Cause I am not familiar with too many locations...
I hooked it up to the lighting so it only comes on when the lights are on...which obviously I can't do...
I need a source that has power as soon as i turn the key..anyone know?


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Re: Voltmeter hookup? [Re: VSGTS14] #40003 Aug 27, 1:08pm Aug 27, 1:08pm
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Can you do a fuse tap into one of the systems that get power when the car is on, like the wipers or something.

Re: Voltmeter hookup? [Re: Gen7fan] #40004 Aug 27, 1:10pm Aug 27, 1:10pm
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Can you do a fuse tap into one of the systems that get power when the car is on, like the wipers or something.


I don't have anything to do that...
the wipers don't have power unless you turn them on...such as the lights...
it either has to be the ignition switch or another source that has power when the key is turned.


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Re: Voltmeter hookup? [Re: VSGTS14] #40005 Aug 27, 1:19pm Aug 27, 1:19pm
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No the wipers have power as soon as the car is turned on. For example I'm using a fuse tap (into the wiper fuse) to get power to my radar detector, it comes on as soon as the car does. All your systems have power when the car is on, its just a matter of weather you want them on or off. Think of a lamp (or whatever) plugged into a wall, it always has power.

Re: Voltmeter hookup? [Re: VSGTS14] #40006 Aug 27, 1:21pm Aug 27, 1:21pm
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What I'm asking you is, if all you need to do is tap into a power source why can't you take your pick? Will it fuck up the read out if you tap into another hot wire?

Re: Voltmeter hookup? [Re: VSGTS14] #40007 Aug 27, 3:43pm Aug 27, 3:43pm
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thanks man...
i found something...
idk where it leads to..but i tested it and it is something that has power as the key is turned to on and also when the car is started...
also, if it is unplugged the car will not start...so whatever it is, it works... grin

you can close this thread.


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Re: Voltmeter hookup? [Re: VSGTS14] #40008 Aug 28, 11:44am Aug 28, 11:44am
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Glad I could help thumbsup

Re: Voltmeter hookup? [Re: VSGTS14] #40009 Aug 28, 1:54pm Aug 28, 1:54pm
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dont close this thread, others can get help from it like me,

hey billy if you have time you should make an install thing like this Linked Image

that is soo easy to read once you figure it out

Re: Voltmeter hookup? [Re: VSGTS14] #40010 Aug 28, 5:34pm Aug 28, 5:34pm
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I will see...if I have time.


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