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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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Handiest 12v for my GPS..?

What/where would be the easiest way to pull a 12v line to the center top of the dash? Don't like the big cigarette lighter thingee for my GPS.

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Old April 5th, 2007, 11:05 AM   #2
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I would suggest connecting to the switched 12V on the phone connector behind the center console (something like this).



If one is clever enough it is also possible to run the wire up behind the dash and have it exit near the center under the cover in the middle.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 11:53 AM   #3
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Wow -- that's cool, so now I'm giddy as a schoolgirl... yet, I have no friggin' idea where this (photo) is at -- is it down at the fuse box outlet? If so, how can I run cables from there and up & behind to the center dash?!

Any further help and/or suggestions appreciated,

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The picture was taken looking at the console from the passenger footwell. The carpeted panel has been removed by grabbing the edge closest to the front of the car and giving a sharp pull.



Removal of the panel shows the snap-in retaining clips that hold the panel in place. The panel side of the retainer is plastic. Be sure things are lined up prior to trying to reinstall the panel or you risk breaking the carpet side of the clip.

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Old April 6th, 2007, 04:17 AM   #5
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..I'm about to put your picture on my wall -- you're my hero. Thanks so much for the 1000-words pictures. Most helpful.

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Old April 6th, 2007, 12:03 PM   #6
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I would suggest connecting to the switched 12V on the phone connector behind the center console (something like this).



If one is clever enough it is also possible to run the wire up behind the dash and have it exit near the center under the cover in the middle.
So does this phone connector exist on a 987? And is that the white wire that you tapped into for switched 12v?

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So does this phone connector exist on a 987? And is that the white wire that you tapped into for switched 12v?

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To be honest, I'm not sure about the 987 - but it's easy enough to check. As far as which wire it's best to check a wiring diagram or test things with a meter to see which wire is the switched lead.
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