Join Date: 7th January 2007
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I'm already familiar with that area and it's going to be fiddly.
That cubby hole, top back, already has a gap that will take the wire. What I intend to do is to use some long(ish) thin flexible plastic and try and poke a route from the gap to somewhere behind the console that I can reach.
From there it's a simple matter of running along the bottom edge of the console (where your left knee sits) and up into the area under the ciggy lighter.
What you will need to do though, is, like me, cut the existing Talex wire and fuse it accordingly.
Inside the black outer casing of the existing Talex wire is 2 thin wires black & red that need connecting the correct way.
What I've already done is to cut the wire going to the ciggy lighter and rejoined it using those chocolate block style connectors with screws to trap the wires. From that is my Talex wires held firmly in place as a spur connection.
I did try soldering to the ciggy lighter but it just wouldn't stick properly.
I may consider, whilst I'm in there fitting an in-line switch. When I turn on the ignition, the Talex does it's bootup. Then when you press the start button it kills the power temporarily and the Talex then does a second bootup when the power is restored. Not sure if this is doing the unit any good or not.