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Electrical (radio) question

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HarryL, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. HarryL

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    Howdy. Just put a new radio into the wifes' Blazer. Got it all hooked up, nice and loud. Hooked the red power wire up the the "radio" prong in the fuse box.

    My question is this: There is a yellow wire which is supposed to be hooked up to a 'battery source" so that it keeps a continuous power source to the radio so she can store her fav radio stations in it. To which prong in the fuse box do I hook this up to? Or do I run a 10' wire from the radio to the battery?

    Doing one thing at a time.

    Your help is appreciated.

    Thanks

    Harry
     
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    The ez thing to do is to splice it into the cigarette lighter hot wire.

    '71 Blazer CST with alot of rust
     
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    Yep, Cigarette lighter.

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    Tri and GoK,

    Thanks for the replies, but, um....I have no wire coming out of the back of the cigarette lighter. I've got a bunch of wires back there in a rats nest that I have not yet id'd. Any idea as to what color it is? Is it a heavy guage wire?

    Thanks

    Harry
     
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    I just went out and looked at it. It is orange. Don't make the same mistake I made when I hooked up my stereo. I hooked everthing up and I figured the brown wire was a ground. Every thing was fine untill that night. I took off and turned on the headlights and it blew out my tail light fuse. Before I even had a chance to pull over and check. I was being pulled over by a bored cop. When I went in a found the blown fuse and told him I had just put in the stereo he let me go. Anyways the brown wire is for running lights. LOL

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    Orange. Ok Got it. BTW, I used to be a bored cop. I'm now a teacher and I wish I were a cop (actually Sheriff's Deputy in Montana) again.


    Harry
     
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    Notice, I didn't knock the cop. Just said he was bored..LOL My wife is a teacher. Some times I think she wishes she was a bored cop.. LOL

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    Harry, you can also use the circuit that supplies power to the courtesy lamps. That's got battery voltage all the time.
     
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    Steve, by courtesy lamps, do you mean the lights inside the hard top? Or?

    Thanks,

    Harry
     
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    Yup, Harry... The lights that are in the hard top (and if you have it, the one under the dash).
     
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    Steve,

    Thanks.

    Harry
     

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