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Old 11-01-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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can i tap the power from the front?

i am installing a valentine1 near the rear view mirror. Could i just tap the power wire to the lights in the upper middle console by the sunroof switch?

What would be the pros and cons of this?
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:15 PM   #2
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i am installing a valentine1 near the rear view mirror. Could i just tap the power wire to the lights in the upper middle console by the sunroof switch?

What would be the pros and cons of this?

I would think you would risk overloading the circuit for the lights? I don't know how much power the V1 draws?
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:29 PM   #3
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http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_valentine_v1.shtml

i followed this diy, i think you tap into the homelink wire.
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:56 AM   #4
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V1 drwas very little power, so it would be fine if tapped to the lights circuit. I would recommend tapping into the homelink harness though, that way the V1 will be switched on/off with the key.
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Old 11-14-2005, 11:38 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the help! i follow the instruction at the madrussian site and after reviewing it, it only took me about 7 minutes to complete the install!

Awesome trick! thanks for all the help!
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