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    electrical question

    if i plan on tapping into the cig lighter to hook up misc items.. radar, accent lights, cell phone, gauges.

    do i need to change my fuse to high amp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raf1919 View Post
    if i plan on tapping into the cig lighter to hook up misc items.. radar, accent lights, cell phone, gauges.

    do i need to change my fuse to high amp?
    Radar - No
    Accent Lights - Dear lord dont even consider that
    Cell phone - No
    Gauges - Tap into the clock wiring instead.
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    oh no not another underglow thread
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    i want to get underglow just to piss you off. because what i do w/ my car is up to me i could care less what anyone thinks.

    so back to my question, .. i dont need to worry about the fuse if i plan on tapping into the cig for all those. i dot want to tap into clock cause cig is much eaiser, my gauges are going on a pillar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raf1919 View Post
    i want to get underglow just to piss you off. because what i do w/ my car is up to me i could care less what anyone thinks.

    so back to my question, .. i dont need to worry about the fuse if i plan on tapping into the cig for all those. i dot want to tap into clock cause cig is much eaiser, my gauges are going on a pillar.
    I believe he is saying put the guages with the clock, because you can dim them....I could be wrong though. I wish I could dim my boost guage.


    and underglow is :gay:

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    I was gonna say tap into the dimmer switch but that's a ways up the steering column on this car. lol

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    You should never change a fuse to a higher amp rating. If you need more capacity, wire in an auxiliary circuit. When you change the fuse to a higher amperage fuse, you run the risk of burning out your wiring, causing a fire, damaging other electronics, etc.
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    y do you guys think i actually care what you think? just wondering.. but never the less feel free express your pointless opinion on underglow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrell View Post
    You should never change a fuse to a higher amp rating. If you need more capacity, wire in an auxiliary circuit. When you change the fuse to a higher amperage fuse, you run the risk of burning out your wiring, causing a fire, damaging other electronics, etc.

    thats what i was looking for. thank you.

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