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Date Registered: 11-2006
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Wiring direct to battery


I have just renewed my Amatuer radio Licence, and bought a 2m/70cm tranciever that I going to install tomorrw. I have got to connect direct to the battery. So what I need to know is; if there is any where I can thread the wires through into the can without drilling. The connection on the end of the wire as got a small plug on it, about the size of a telephone jack plug. On other cars I`ve had there`s always been grommits that pop out to allow access. However I can`t see any on the X-Trail. emoticon

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David,

 Not sure about the pommy version, but I used the existing access hole behind the passenger side glovebox. I have taken off the rubber grommet I added to stop the wires being cut by the sharp edges of this hole.

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 Don't forget to either install an in-line fuse on the +12v side, or run it through a separate fuse box.


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There is also another rubber grommet with wires going through it on the other side (just above the brake pedal) and found it easier to use this one without the need to remove the glovebox to gain access to the wires, like it's the case with Brett's method.

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Date Registered: 11-2006
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Re: Wiring direct to battery


 I used the one at the back of the passenger side glove box and managed to the wire and conecter through the rubber grommet, so wires are protected. The wires came with a 15amp fuse on both positive and neutral wires. As the radio as upto 50 watts output. The instalation instructions also said to check the output voltage of the battery, with engine idling ( 12.8 V.measured ) and when engine reving (14.8 V. measured ) In the instructions it had not got to be above 15V. So everything was OK.
 Thanks for the help.

 P.S. I will take some photos and post them in members rides. I made an interestin gutter typy bracket out of 2mm st.st. to bolt onto the inside of the roof rail, which allows descreet use of an heavy duty gutter mount. To accomodate the large mobile antenna.

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jalalski wrote:
There is also another rubber grommet with wires going through it on the other side (just above the brake pedal)



Where ?

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Kev, above the brake pedal like I said LOL emoticon

It is covered with a piece of carpet, so it may be a bit hard to see when you first look at it, just grab a tourch and you'll find it.

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Still having trouble finding this Jalal. emoticon
Can I bother you for a pic or dimension or something ?

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I'll show it to you at the coming meet-up. Just remind me to do that on the day.

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Hi Kev,

Here is the of the rubber grommet I was telling you about.

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It is located on the left side of the steering wheel shaft just slightly up. Yours would be covered with a piece of carpet which you will need to pull-out a bit to see/feel it.

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