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Hey ya'll. Finally got my xB last friday, and decided as a project to install some interior neon accent lights. So with my somewhat limited knowledge of auto electronics and the help from the tech section here, I figured pfft, I can do this.
Boy was I wrong.
here's the stuff
Here is most of the crap involved, and here are the steps I took until I stopped and came here for some advice.
1) removed center dash console and bottom strorage area to expose the cig lighter power and ground wires.
2) configured an on/off rocker switch (2 prong), one prong power, one prong ground
3) tapped the power and ground wires on cig lighter harness with a Motormite Quicksplice, allowing me to run a power and ground offshoot to the switch, from which I planned on running the power and ground for the lights
4) plugged the cig lighter back in to test if everything worked ok, which it didnt. Both the lighter and the stereo didnt work
6) checked the fuses, where I learned I blew the lighter fuse, which is apparently tied in with the stereo
7) replaced fuse, put everything back together, grabbed a beer and came here.
Would anyone of you mind clueing in a cluseless n00b as to what he did wrong?
Thanks in advance.
id just recheck the connections and wires. when i did my install, i used the "add-a-circuit" fuse from autozone, it lets you basically add a new accessory and gives you a wire to draw power from...if you can get the cig lighter idea to work, you should definately give that a try.
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bahahahaha, I am such a dumbass.
The switch should only contain the power wires. That's what it's there for, the cut the circuit of power when applied to the off position. The grounds for the lights should be run somewhere else.
And there you have it ladies and gentleman. This is how you make an ___ out of yourself on the internet. :-)