5V Power supply hard wiring

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  1. WAYNEDOLLEY

    WAYNEDOLLEY
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    Can anyone give me there advice on how it is best to hard wire your sat nav into your vehicle. I have a Saab 93.

    But the basics will be the same.

    I do not want to run power from the cigar lighter as the cable trail through the car and I have to have the ashtray open for access to the lighter.
    This looks naff.

    I want it to appear as a professional installation.

    Cheers.


    Wayne.
     
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    Almost all sat nav's will us a cigarette-lighter'-style plug in module to supply the correct voltage, current and polarity to the connector for the unit.

    Therefore you'll need to find a suitable location in the dash or glovebox or other area behind some trim where that plug unit plus a wired socket (similar to some of thse shown on 12 Volt Plugs & Adaptors from Towsure ) can be located.

    The input wires to that socket will need to pick up a suitable +12v fused feed (ignition controlled, or manually switched from somewhere) and a ground/earth (via a screw into the bodywork). A Saab owners forum may have someone who can advise where to get the power feed from.

    You'd be wise to tie-wrap the plug and socket together to ensure they stay mated properly if they are inaccessible.
     

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