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Old 11-29-2012, 07:20 PM   #20
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13 WRX Hatch


Originally Posted by c627627 View Post
Can you link to this item ↑, where can it be bought?

How can you tell correct side from wrong side?

Also, let's clarify the burning the car down thing, no one wants that.

1. On the Toyota Camry, the absolute only reason I did it is to connect a Radar Detector to it, it only comes on when the car is on. It is connected to the Seat Heater 20A fuse and there is no Seat Heater in the Camry. Do you still stand by your assessment that the car will burn down even if only a radar detector is connected and only when the car is on and only to a fuse not in use by anything else?

2. On the Subaru Baja, the absolute only reason I did it is to connect a GPS, while I figure out what to do, and it only comes on while the car is on. It is connected to the Cig Lighter 20A fuse and there is no Cig Lighter in use any more. Does that change your opinion in that case?
I believe they can be bought at most auto part stores.

1. You can use a meter to check which side of the fuse you need to be on. There is a "line" side and a "load" side, with the fuse removed, the line side will have voltage and the load side will not. You need to be on the load side which is protected by the fuse.

2. While I still recommend switching to the "tap-a-fuse" I posted, I wouldn't rush out to do it. Since the stuff you have plugged in doesn't use much power and there isn't any other heavy loads ( heaters, fans, or lights) on it the chances of you having a problem are slim to none. Assuming that your tap is on the load side of the fuse.
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