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Old 02-17-2008, 01:25 PM
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^^^ same circuit probably
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:00 PM
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I dont think the power cord from the sirius would be long enough.i was hopin to hardwire the Sirius in that way i could just turn in on without having that ugly plug visiable.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:45 PM
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^^^ same circuit probably
nope, it's on a different circuit. my outlet on the dash blew twice so i only use the one in the console now...
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:38 PM
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Does it blow when the cig lighter is not pluged in? Or when you plug it in?
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:46 PM
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Get a wiring diagram and see what other components are in the same circuit.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:53 PM
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It is not a good idea to hardwire either I'm afraid. As some have mentioned above there is too much current coming from somewhere...that is if your lighter element isn't shorted or something like that. Your Sirius unit is also designed to run on 13.5-15 volts. That fuse that keeps blowing is probably protecting your Sirius radio. If you install a larger fuse and/or hardwire it....you risk turning the Sirius unit into a fuse and *snap*...you just turned it into one of the most expensive fuses you've ever bought. Take it in if you can't figure it out.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:10 PM
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I do mobile installs for a living so I will tell you what I believe it is. Sirius Sat. radios cigarette lighters are very fragile. The tips tend the break off, etc. Sometimes the tip will break off in the cigarette socket in the car causing the positive and negative sides of the cigarette socket to touch and short. **Just check and make sure nothing is jammed, or stuck in you cigarette socket**.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:13 PM
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Your Sirius unit is also designed to run on 13.5-15 volts.
The older Sirius units run off of 12 volts DC, newer sirius units run off of 5 volts DC. Just for future reference.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:21 PM
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get the damn circuit fixed..dont frigging shortcut it.. simple as that... if fuse keeps popping its not ur damn siruis .. its something wrong with the damn cig lighter circuit...find it.. fix it...unless the sirus was treated like crap and has a short in itself which is causing the dmn fuse to blow...doubt it tho
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:23 PM
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It is not a good idea to hardwire either I'm afraid. As some have mentioned above there is too much current coming from somewhere...that is if your lighter element isn't shorted or something like that. Your Sirius unit is also designed to run on 13.5-15 volts. That fuse that keeps blowing is probably protecting your Sirius radio. If you install a larger fuse and/or hardwire it....you risk turning the Sirius unit into a fuse and *snap*...you just turned it into one of the most expensive fuses you've ever bought. Take it in if you can't figure it out.
well if i ran a inline fuse while hardwiring it, wouldnt i be ok? If you put a new fuse in, its fine. if u plug the lighter in and push it to activate it, it pops. that was for whoever it was that asked.i think 99-Gt
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