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Wiring help. Ignition live to use for GPS?

Discussion in 'RS3 Forum' started by Mr_Freeze, Feb 28, 2013.

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    [Feb 28, 2013]
    Hi everyone,

    i know the car has Sat Nav as standard, but i still use my trusty Tomtom as i have speed camera warnings installed and these are always updated constantly.

    Rather than have horible power leads running over my dash from the cigarette lighter i want to permanently wire the power adapter under the dash and have the cable coming out of the pillar.

    Does anyone know what colour an ignition live would be that i can tap off that is suitable to run a GPS and won't mess up any monitoring circuits?
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    Use fuses 1-11 on drivers side end of dash for ignition switched :)

    Ideally repair wire in rear of spare fuse slot for dedicated TomTom use :)
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    [Mar 1, 2013]
    get a multimeter
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    I would go with what NHN said, get a repair wire and connect into a spare fuse location.
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    Yeah got one, but thanks for your helpfull post. Oh and i have been using it for a long time, but again thanks for your helpfull post.

    Thought i might ask the experts for their help if someone knew the answer, sorry to have bothered you but thanks for your helpfull post, oh wait your weren't helpfull, how did i miss that?
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    Now now, lets not start a handbags at dawn, friday night banter, no friction replies either please :)
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    Nigel, sorry mate,
    I am quite capable of finding an ignition live all by myself, i just wanted help as i know there are monitoring circuits that i didn't want to mess up.
    I didn't invite smart a**e comments, i simply wanted help and thanks for your.
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    Its all good fella :)
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    sorry my comment wasnt meant to be " smart ars*d " having a multimeter is crucial when you dont know what wire does what thats its job,

    and as you stated you didnt know what wire did what a multimeter will tell you 100% ,even if the god of audi messaged me on here telling me its the brown one id still check and im sure he would too.

    sorry you took it personally
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    Dont think Sandra would like being called a bloke tbh fella :undwech:
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    Ok, yeah my bad i took it the wrong way. I've been an electrician for a long time (not a house basher) so it hit a nerve.

    As i said in my post to Nigel, i can find an Ignition live ok, just didn't want to mess up any monitoring circuits, as it seems these Audi's are clever that way!

    :beerchug:
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    No worries , I'm also an electrician so first thought was get a meter on it, I don't like playing with modern car wiring as it can be so sensitive and has a habit of throwing up those horrible signs on the dash if done half blind.

    hope you've sorted it m8
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    Thats it, 2 electricians with RS3's, I'm changing vocations, again, lol.
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