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    Power supply for 2 gauges

    So I am going to be installing a boost gauge and a wideband, and I purchased the subtle solutions ashtray face plate for 2 gauges. When wiring them in I read some people saying its fine to wire into the cig lighter, and then some saying I should go with the clock? Is wiring into the clock the more reliable way to go or will the cig lighter support them?

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    It depends on what wiring you need. Both clock and cig lighter provide ignition controlled power and illumination but the clock plug also has a constant battery wire.

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    so if you were to wire them into the clock, does that mean your clock would no longer be fed power and therefore be gone? Not to sound dumb but I really don't know much in terms of wiring/electrics and looking to install 2 gauges myself very soon. I do know though, that the gauges come with a daisy chain so that I only have to wire one gauge for power and then connect the two gauges.
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    If you're tapping into the power wire and it's still connected to the clock, the clock will work. I like the radio personally because it has ignition power, constant power, illumination, and ground in one harness and there's more space to work with
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    Clock is the easiest. Its easy to get to as well (not that the lighter isn't...but I shocked the **** out of myself touching the lighter once and I try to avoid it )

    Buy some thin gauge power wire from Radio Shack. They have all different colors. That is what I used when I did my gauges on my first STI. I found all the color wire that matched the wire on the gauges and the car. Helps keep you organized.
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