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Old 04-17-2007, 02:05 AM   #1
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I have the Stiletto. Recently purchased the care kit. I wired it directly to my fusebox (same way i did with my previous car kit (different model sirius)).

Anyway, I cut the cigarette lighter plug off the wire.
The striped wire is connected directly to my ignition wire (this way the unit goes on when the car is on) the other wire is grounded.
For some reason, after 20 minutes or so, the unit gets really really REALLY hot. today it actually overheated and reset twice.
where did i mess up on my wireing.

positive is to power, negative is grounded.

I even tried switching the connection...and got no power...so i think i'm half right.
when i plug the car kit into the wall, it doesn't warm up at all.

help me fix this so i dont melt my stiletto.
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:23 AM   #2
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You should never cut the cig plug off. You just voided any warranty that you had with the device.

The Stiletto is a 5 volt unit. There is (was) a step down in the cig plug that would take the 12 volts of an accessory outlet and bring it to 5 volts.

I suggest that you get a new Stiletto cig plug and an accessory plug from Radio Shack that you can add to the fuse box, then plug into that.
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You can get a replacement 5volt plug from TSS Radio http://www.tss-radio.com/sirius-vehi...er-p-3645.html

They also sell a Sirius installation kit that has various things including a 5 volt power supply you can wire directly to the fuse panel without the need for a cigarette lighter plug. http://www.tss-radio.com/sirius-prof...k1-p-4130.html
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haha. Don't tell me what I should never do. Obviously I am aware that any modifications would void the warranty.

Dince I drive a restored Volkswagen that I decided against putting a cigarette lighter in, the best/cleanest way to get this to work is hard-wiring it.
Radio Shack sucks because their salesmen are too pushy and think that all their customers are ignorant.

I think I will just disassemble the lighter plug, and figure out a way to make use of the 12v>5v downgrader that's inside there.

Thanks for you help. I knew it had to be some kind of voltage issue. Good to know that the device is only 5v.

thanks again,
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haha. Don't tell me what I should never do. Obviously I am aware that any modifications would void the warranty.
If you do not want the help, do not ask for it. He is correct in saying that you should never cut the plug off. For that reason. If he did not tell you that it was a 5 volt system, and cutting the plug off and wiring it direct, like you did, would fry the radio, and almost every newer radio that is produced, then you may have left this one hooked to 12 volts, and any future radios you would have done the same.

Sorry if I read that wrong, but I really can not stand people who ask for opinions and then bite someone's head off who offers it to them.
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I think I will just disassemble the lighter plug, and figure out a way to make use of the 12v>5v downgrader that's inside there.
If you're interested, I took the 5 volt regulator out of the factory plug and put it in a little box which I used to hard wire my radio..

I did a small write-up on it - IN THIS THREAD .
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