Cigarette outlet vs. hard wiring

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Rubbit, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Rubbit

    Rubbit Member

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    For powering a satellite radio receiver, the kit has wires with an inline fuse box for hard wiring into the electrical system. But they also have a cigeratte outlet plug for powering the receiver and since the plug is right below where i will mount the receiver it would be easier to power it from the outlet. Is this an acceptable/safe way to run power to the unit? Thanks
     
  2. glider

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    It can be powered that way but the choice is up to you if you want the plug sticking out verses the hard wire setup.
     
  3. Rubbit

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    thanks glider, from what ive read that running wires up under the tank to the plug under the seat is a real pain. and since the outlet is down out of the way on the left side, it should not be a eyesore. i figure ill shorten the amount of wire to clean it up as much as possible.
     
  4. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    It's not that hard,tak your seat off,undo the rear tank bolt ,loosen the front two and put a 2x4 under the rear tank mount, this willgive you enough room to run the wiring and cable tie it to the existing harness
     
  5. glider

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    Just don't lift the tank to high or hard or you hear a "snap" when the fuel line breaks.:s

    $42 part.
     
  6. STEVE07

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    Thats where the 2x4 comes in that 1 1/2" seems to be about right without stressing anything
     
  7. Rubbit

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    thanks for the grey matter help:D
     
  8. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I think we confused him,I figured Glider would jump back in and help out with an answer:D
     
  9. glider

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    Only lift the tank high enough to pass the wires through using a snake or something similar.
     
  10. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    You didn't answer the question. Do the 09s mount different as Smitty said? ( after thinking about it this response sounds grumpy it's not meant to be just curiousity as to whether they changed the tank mount)