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Old 06-06-2004, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'll need to wire the XM soon, and I was wondering if anyone knows if I can use the factory CD changer power leads. It would be much easier than wiring to the battery.
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check the power off them with a volt meter if you got enough go for it.
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Hey prez, why would it be easier to use your changer's power over the bat.? They are both in the trunk. Granted the changer's power is regulated and the bat. is not, but the XM box is fused and you shouldn't run into any problems there. At any rate, I'm sure you "steel" power from the changer, however, you may need to add a relay to keep both at +12volt minimum.
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Well the changer isnt running off of it, I sold that here long ago. I just wanted to know if I could use that to power it since the wires are already run and not being used. I'll go play with the VM tomorrow and see if it will work.
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Should be fine to run the XM off if. I imagine it would draw less than the changer.
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Gotcha. That should work out great! Most of the XM boxes draw less than 3 Amps, so I'm sure this would work.
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good to know. Now if only the factory CD plug would work with the AiNet...

I dread running a new cable. Its too hot outside.
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AiNet is cool. I never noticed until the other day you had amber illumination. Or did you just trick us and hit the function button to make it change temporarily?
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nope, the 7894 has green/amber illumination at all times. one of the main reasons I bought it.
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