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Old 04-05-2006
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sirius radio wiring

waaazzzz zaaaaaap ..... Ok, that out of my system, I just installed my sirius radio about a week ago..sorry no pics yet, no camera. What I did at first is I cut the cigarette adapter plug and I wired it into the Y/BLK wire on the back of the radio so that I would turn on and off with the key, but that didnt work, I checked my connection and still nothing, so i just used the "hot all the time" from cigarette lighter but its getting to a point where i forget to turn off my starmate replay all the time and i have it mounted on my visor . Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do or where else can I find a wire thats hot with the key?
OK heres the radio....



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Pictures please sir. I haven't wired mine in all sneakily and would enjoy pics.

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go under neath your dash and look where your ignition is. There should be a really thick loom of wires in that loom theres a gray/yellow wire. Thats your accessory wire. Thats the best way to hard wire something. Put it on that.
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Ok I'll check 2morrow, anotehr question. Might sound stupid..but does it matter which wire I use off the adapter? When i first wired it, I chose the wire that was soldered to the center piece on the cigarette adapter plug as my power and the other as ground. Is this right?
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Or you could snag it at your 12v power point in the radio area.
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Yes it matters..The center is the hot the outer is the ground..Some thing doesn't sound right..Did you test the yellow wire witha test light?
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no but its the same wire i used to wire my auto lamp rearview mirror, so it should of worked.........
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wire with the writing on it or the white striped wire is positive
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