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Old 11-12-2006, 09:36 AM   #1
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I have a Stiletto that iam try to install in my 2006 Ford Fusion. I have the auto kit and have cut the auto power adapter off to hardwire it into my fuse box. I put it in fuse 12 used for delay accessories, put in an inline fuse and grounded it. At first I put in a 10A fuse in the inline fuse holder. It didn't work. I then read that the stiletto uses a 2a slow blow fuse, so I intalled that for an inline fuse and still it doesn't work. I used a voltage meter and I am getting power the the auto dock but it does not power the stiletto.

Did I fry my auto dock by using the wrong fuse in the inline fuse holder.

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Old 11-12-2006, 11:39 AM   #2
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I might be wrong, and hope that I'am, but I thought that the Stiletto ran on 5 volts. The voltage reducer is usually in the plug that goes into the cigarette lighter. Cutting that off would have allowed you to run 12 volts into the car kit and stiletto.

I hope you didn't fry more than the car kit.....

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:03 PM   #3
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I have a similar question. Has anyone else installed the Stiletto car kit and hard wired it themselves? If so, can you post what you did here? I'd love to save the cost of install from a pro if I can. I'm just worried about the power adapter for this one. Thanks!
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Everyone that I know who hardwired the stiletto, used a female car power adapter and hardwired that. Then they just connected the original male power adapter that came with the car kit to the adapter and put it under the dash. Some people had issues with it not staying connected and used wire ties to keep them tightly connected.

TSS sells these adapters, but I got mine with my ProClip mount.

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does that adapter just make it longer to reach the fuse box? Hopefully the installers know what they're doing and don't end up frying the car dock or my Stiletto. I'm having Tweeter do it and they usually know what they're doing I guess. I'd do it myself if I could figure out the power wiring. I thought I read somewhere that the docks can be easily fried if not wired properly.
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People are cutting the male end off the power wire which is where the voltage conversion is going on. Not good. This ProClip is allowing you to connect it directly to the fuse box. So easy. Never had a problem.
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Everyone that I know who hardwired the stiletto, used a female car power adapter and hardwired that. Then they just connected the original male power adapter that came with the car kit to the adapter and put it under the dash. Some people had issues with it not staying connected and used wire ties to keep them tightly connected.

TSS sells these adapters, but I got mine with my ProClip mount.

I have seen these at CC and Radio Shack...they were like 7or 8 dollars...the one at RS had a plastic crimp piece on the end. All you have to do is open it up and close it down on the hot wire...the teeth go right through to the wire...no splicing no cutting. Tuck everything under the dash and rock and roll...
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I have seen these at CC and Radio Shack...they were like 7or 8 dollars...the one at RS had a plastic crimp piece on the end. All you have to do is open it up and close it down on the hot wire...the teeth go right through to the wire...no splicing no cutting. Tuck everything under the dash and rock and roll...
Better than splicing them would be to hook the positive end to a fuse tap and get the current from the fuse. You can get fuse taps from radio shack or auto parts supplier too.


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I too used one of these. I used the spare remote turn on from my HU so that it is only on if the radio is.
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