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Not trying to rag on your install, but if you wanted to really clean up that look, I'd recommend unplugging the unit from that socket you just installed and installing a hidden 12volt adapter socket underneath the console, or somewhere else to power the satellite radio.Long story short, my old 12V Sirius radio died a couple weeks ago. I had it hard wired to the fuse panel. You can't do that the regular way since 12V will fry the newer 5V radios. I temporarily put a power outlet near the hood release but that was in the way and I didn't like the fragile wire snaked under and around the seat.
Not trying to rag on your install, but if you wanted to really clean up that look, I'd recommend unplugging the unit from that socket you just installed and installing a hidden 12volt adapter socket underneath the console, or somewhere else to power the satellite radio.
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Powering your the satellite radio with a hidden 12volt socket and drilling the required holes to route the plugs through the console would hide pretty much all of that exposed wiring and look really good.
Gotcha.You know, I originally considered leaving the 12V socket under the console and running the wire out like the antenna wire etc. The fragility of the thin wire and the appeal of the outlet in the front of the console took me back to that route. I did clean it up a bit after that pic by temporarily using a twin socket adapter which is much more flexible. I tucked the unused outlet in with the wires under the radio and for now routed the outlet I used to the side along the seat. I'll see if they make a single outlet short extension and see if I can do what I have with only one outlet on the cord. it's a work in progress so I may still look at the hidden wires route.
You can run one wire as far as you need to, before splitting it.can I split the hot wire to go to the two outlets or do I need to run two wires, one to each outlet?
14 gauge will be fine. The only penalties for using thicker (lower number) wire are pliability and cost, and neither applies in this case.The wire coming off the add a fuse is 16g. The wire on the outlet is 18g. ... I have some 14g