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Old 02-08-2021, 08:48 PM   #1
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Help with 12v to my dash cigarette lighter

To my horror I discovered I have no wires to my cigarette lighter on the dash of my 2016 Vegas 24.1. The USB connecters work fine as I have always used them, however my new GPS needs the cigarette light to make it work.

There a a ton of wires under there. What color wires will get me the needed 12v to the lighter?

Positive 12v and of course ground.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 02-08-2021, 09:55 PM   #2
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Well Iíd expect them to be in the neighborhood with connectors already on them. Canít help with the colors. Itís not a big deal though. If you canít find them just run a fused positive either from the chassis battery or a switched terminal on the coach fuse box depending g on your preference. Ground to chassis anywhere convenient.
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Old 02-08-2021, 11:17 PM   #3
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Well Iíd expect them to be in the neighborhood with connectors already on them. Canít help with the colors. Itís not a big deal though. If you canít find them just run a fused positive either from the chassis battery or a switched terminal on the coach fuse box depending g on your preference. Ground to chassis anywhere convenient.
Thanks for the input, you have given me much to think about tonite. If I was home I'd have all the needed wires and connectors I just hope the local hardware store has what I need.
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Old 02-08-2021, 11:29 PM   #4
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Tap off the +12 VDC going to the USB chargers.
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Old 02-09-2021, 01:19 PM   #5
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Tap off the +12 VDC going to the USB chargers.
My rig has a very nice shielded USB cable running up to the USB port, so that's out of the question. No, I think running a 5 amp fused wire directly from the battery is the way to go.
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Old 02-09-2021, 05:28 PM   #6
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I typically connect optional power at the nearest fuse center

Most likely an empty slot or two
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:36 PM   #7
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I got it all wired and working. Thanks again for all the input
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