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Old 06-24-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default 2005 Chevy Roadtrek Radio Question

I want to power my 2005 Chevrolet Roadtrek 210 Popular's radio with the auxiliary battery not the automotive battery. Is there an easy way to splice into a close auxiliary power wire instead of running a wire back to the auxiliary fuse panel and installing a breaker? Thanks Mike
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2005 Chevy Roadtrek Radio Question

Probably not, but I'm no expert on Roadtrek wiring.
In my 2002 the 2 closest 12V coach battery powered items towards the front of the van are the 2
overhead cab map lights, and the driver's side outside storage courtesy light. I suppose you could
try to figure out how to tap into them. If I were going to try it, I'd probably try to tap the overhead
map light, as they are accessible from inside. It would be good to know how much draw the radio
has, and whether it would cause the map light wiring to heat up significantly while using the radio.
I would imagine the existing light draws a fair mount of amps/watts, even though it's small. I suppose
you could put a low amperage inline fuse in the wire, if you are able to tap one/both of them.
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