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Old 10-15-2016, 07:14 AM
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best place to pick up 12v ign live

Ok so i hate having leads trailed about with a passion so sat nav etc needs to be hard wired in

previous cars I've just picked up a 12v feed from back of fuse box and well thats it simple


but the r56 having can-bus and all this **** i don'f fully understand yet the question is whats the best place to pick up a normal ignition live on an r56 without causing other issues?


thanks in advance for advice
 
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:16 AM
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It's the same as any other car. Use an Add-A-Circuit to tap power from a fuse. Choose a fuse that is switched with the ignition.
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:15 AM
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ok thank's I've always used a soldering iron and joined to something but the add a circuit seems to be the only way to do it now
 
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:14 PM
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When i hard wired my radar detector, I tapped off the 12v for the "cigarette" lighter by the gear shifter/cup holders. Wires can then be fed thru the dash etc, keeping it neat.
 
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:56 PM
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The green wire on the IBD2 port provides 12 volts with ignition on.


The green wire on the IBD2 port provides 12 volts with ignition on.

The red and blue wire at the opposite corner is 12 live all volts live all the time.

Th purple wire with white stripe next to the green wire is < 8 volts with ignition on.
 
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:27 PM
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Add-a-fuse to a 12v+ switched circuit in the fusebox.. It's how I did my dash cam and probably the easiest method.
 
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:41 PM
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Easier than pressing a t-connector onto a wire which is right under the dash? I dont think so.
 
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:11 PM
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Yeah, easier than that if you can open fusebox.
 
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