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#1 ZetecShearer1987

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

Hi, i am looking for some advice on how to connect a 12v supply to the wiring on the quad lock connector on a ford focus mk 2.5, I am trying to attach a dab/fm splitter but it requires a 12v supply which is from the radio itself. So it needs to be connected into the existing 12v supply to the radio from the battery, do I need to cut an existing wire open and link it to that, if so which cable is the 12v as the instructions that came with the splitter states that it red cable. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dan

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

You can use a Scotch Lock to get power from the correct cable. This will minimize the damage in case you want to remove it later. (The link is for reference only. I am not sure if this is the exact size that you need)

 

I am unsure about the color of the cable that has 12v. I believe it is the red one too. At least according to this guide.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:53 PM

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:47 PM

It looks like the cable is orange and black and it's in position 15 so not red

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:39 PM

That's the one, a T-Tap or Scotchlock will do the job.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

I would test it first to see if it is permanent live or switched live. Orange normally is the permanent live for the memory and red is switched live.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:22 PM

can confirm its switched live cause its the wire i tapped into for my reverse parking camera



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:48 PM

There you go then Dan. You need permanent live for the amplifier/splitter.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:52 PM

Which colour one do I need to tap into or the number, I have currently hooked up to number 15 which is the thicker orange and black cable length, I assume that is the wrong one

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

You can use pin 15 as it is the permanent live (BAT) feed from the battery.

Pin 16 is the switched live from the ignition.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:45 PM

Sorted I have it working now the cable was right it was the scotch lock that wasn't quite clamped, so I tightened it even more tried again and and hey presto I now have dab, thank you all for you help and advice and a special thanks to gumpy321 for recommending the splitter rather than completely rewiring and thanks to Neil who sold me the dab unit

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:00 PM

Another happy FOC customer. :D



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:14 PM

Another happy FOC customer. :D

 

 

Thanks for advising the correct wiring aswell, i'm not very good at that stuff so it was a massive help



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:19 PM

You are welcome anytime, everyone learns as they go.

Any knowledge we can give from our own experiences we gladly share.



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