North American Turbocoupe Organization



Lighter wiring
vegas_ss Offline
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#1
I want to change the lighter wiring from always on to switched on.  Main reason is to use a lighter socket voltage readout/USB port charger adapter since the amp gauge was bypassed/disconnected when I did the 3g alternator and I would like to leave the adapter plugged in when the car is shut off.  I see there are two wires going to the hot connection on the lighter socket... I assume due to higher current draw/amps needed when using the lighter?

Should I run two 12 gauge 20 amp switched taps from the fuse panel?  Can they both run from the same tap/fuse like shown or is one 12 gauge wire sufficient?

Shows the circuit is a 20 amp, probably will never use the lighter but don't want to overload the wiring either.

   
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS, DCM, Borla Cat Back, too much other stuff!!! (SOLD)
2009 Pontiac G8 GXP 6M, 6.2l LS3, Kooks Long Tube, Hi Flo Cats, Mild Cam
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vegas_ss Offline
Senior Member
#2
I'm thinking the two wires are one in, one out for another non-switched accessory like glove box light or fuel door. I'll just run 1 new wire then remove and tape off.

Guess this site has pretty much fizzled out these days? Somewhere else more active? (hopefully not facebook)
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS, DCM, Borla Cat Back, too much other stuff!!! (SOLD)
2009 Pontiac G8 GXP 6M, 6.2l LS3, Kooks Long Tube, Hi Flo Cats, Mild Cam
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88Slowbird Offline
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#3
(05-18-2023, 04:56 PM)vegas_ss Wrote: I'm thinking the two wires are one in, one out for another non-switched accessory like glove box light or fuel door.  I'll just run 1 new wire then remove and tape off.

Guess this site has pretty much fizzled out these days?  Somewhere else more active? (hopefully not facebook)

facebook is where everyone is now there's a few turboford and turbo coupe groups

what's wrong with using facebook?
1985 SVO: Pro 5.0 Shifter, Boport valve springs, Manual boost controller, AEM wideband
1985 TC 5 Speed
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vegas_ss Offline
Senior Member
#4
Thanks...

A lot more "noise" on facebook, info is not as detailed and discussions are harder to locate and follow.
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS, DCM, Borla Cat Back, too much other stuff!!! (SOLD)
2009 Pontiac G8 GXP 6M, 6.2l LS3, Kooks Long Tube, Hi Flo Cats, Mild Cam
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88Slowbird Offline
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(05-18-2023, 05:31 PM)vegas_ss Wrote: Thanks... 

A lot more "noise" on facebook, info is not as detailed and discussions are harder to locate and follow.

sorry for the bad news lol
1985 SVO: Pro 5.0 Shifter, Boport valve springs, Manual boost controller, AEM wideband
1985 TC 5 Speed
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