Cheers Kremen............I will have to get around to sorting the wiring out. Its an awsome bit of kit. I had problems downloading the updates on the office PC rang them in the afternoon , they could not give me a deffinative answer and rang me back at 8.30pm with a solution !!! now thats serice !!
Hi Krem...............just been out again and it works fine. Once you have found a means of re routing could you let me know plz. It really handy being able to flip the cover over when you leave the car. I never really used that compartment and now its found its rightfull use lol
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.
You will need to remove the centre console, but that's very easy.
Just 4 side bolts to remove first, then lift up, front first by the bottom sides, which pull out slightly to help. There are 3 connectors that mean you need to apply a little force but not too much.
Just dont lift it too much at the front until you have unplugged the ciggy lighter wire.
It may be possible to route the wire straight down and forward past the gearstick. I'll have a look when I've got the grey/silver gearstick surround off again as well, makes viewing that area a bit easier.