[V8] V8 electrical: turn signals and stereo

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Thu Jun 10 12:45:25 EDT 2004

... interesting note ... I've never seen that sort of failure before.  I
also like your solution for switching power.  With this set up you could
actually hard wire the switch in the deck on if it were having problems ... 

While I haven't done this on any car since the urq, my solution to emulate
the 'murkin car stereo power setup is to use the switch in the ignition lock
which controls the chime that comes on when the key is left in the ignition.
Since I did not know the power draw of the stereo or the current capacity of
the switch I used the switch to energize a relay that switched power to the
stereo.  The nice thing about this solution was that you didn't need to have
the proper key to actuate the switch installed ... any key that closed the
switch would allow the radio to be used.  

Steve B
San Jose, CA (USA)
> When the system cuts out, does the radio display stay lit up?
> If so you might have the same problem I did. I had a 
> defective part in the radio
> (I think it was a thermistor) that is used to turn on a relay 
> (in the main relay
> panel) that supplies power to the speaker amps. Mine cut out 
> In fact, I re-wired my radio so that it goes off with the 
> window retained power
> relay - so I can leave the radio on just like in a real car. 

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