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Can I solder the ACC and BATTERY lines together to get an unswitched powersource?


Is this a bad idea?

I simply do not want to have to use the key to turn on my stereo.

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I did this to my old cruiser and didn't have any adverse effects. Just remember to turn it off when not in use as to not drain the battery.
 
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and make sure the powe wire you use is a heavy guage, otherwise you'll run into issues with a lack of power (usually the display'll flicker when your running it loud)

and please fuse the line :D
 
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I would not solder it, why not just clamp it on the power bolt at the battery or right into the fuse box? I agree on fusing the line for sure. radio shack has inline fuse kits for like 3$.
 
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bad_religion_au said:
and please fuse the line :D
Absolutely. Fuse it regardless of where you connect it.

Also, I installed a separate power switch from my battery to run my AM/FM and CB radios that also powered a bright orange pilot light on my dash to remind me the radios were still on (especially if the volume was turned down).
 

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