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    Where can i easily pick up a 12v supply for my Road Angel Compact in my Signum, planning in mounting it under the windscreen to the right of the steering wheel and would be nice to have the wiring permanent instead of socket outlet near ashtray, any tips ??

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    BE WARNED!!!!!!!!! The Road Angel is not a 12v feed!!! unless it's the Classic version.

    I had to fit a triple cigarette adapter behind the glove box on my golf and used the head unit live etc for that. I then connected the cigarette adapter to Road Angel lead into the Road Angel giving you switched feed to Road Angel.

    The reason you still have to use the original power lead is because the cigarette bit has a voltage reducer built into it taking it from 12v to around 5v if I remember correctly.

    Hope that makes sense.

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    you are right (5v ) but i can leave the voltage adaptor on the cable end and get a inline socket for that and wire that to 12v if i can find an easy to get to source.
    Last edited by Siggyman; 8th November 2006 at 23:29.

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    Maybe use the head unit live and earth? That's what I used on my Golf.

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    Solder wire into the wires that run from the socket electrodes and run the wires to the back of cig lighter if that make any sense.
    You might have a canbus problem with the stereo idea.

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    Is there a 12v supply under the steering wheel dash area ??

    Thats the side i plan to install so it would be nice to pick it up there to reduce cable runs etc.

    If not the stereo must have a 12v source how easy is it to pull it out to get to the back connections ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggyman
    Is there a 12v supply under the steering wheel dash area ??
    Yes there is, feeding into the headlight switch are a permanent and ignition 12V. I had posts, and pics, on it when I replied to somebody else's question on the same thing. I'll see if I can find them.

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    Thanks Duncan just been reading them.


    Is the correct way to pull out the light switch assembly the same on a 55 Plate Signum ?? i.e push in the knob and turn to sidelight position ??

    I can easily test using my multimeter for 12v on a black wire and find metal to attach the ground wire. Not bothered if permanent or via ignition as it wont really matter as the Angel will only be working while im driving.

    Just out of interest what is Canbus ?? Is this a communication bus ??
    Last edited by Siggyman; 9th November 2006 at 00:07.

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    Yes, it's the same way to remove the light switch.

    You'll find a permanent and ignition 12V in there - both on black wires (of which there are three if I remember! One is a CanBus so make sure you get the right one). I had to do the 'pin *****' method to get into the wirer as there is no visible part of the plug to get the meter on.

    You'll find a nice earthing point behind the steering wheel trim - literally the bottom right of the trim under the wheel, right next to the door hinge area.

    Yes, CanBus is the communication bus used throughout the Vec C/Signum. The headlight switch uses CanBus, hence the zillion wires going into it!

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    Ive got the new road angel and it is 12v , you might be thinking of tom tom , that is a 5 v supply .

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