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Re: Stereo installation

I install my own stereo in my 5000, and as with any of the modern stereos,
it has a memory for the station presets.  That battery wire is for a
small amount of power to keep the presets in memory.  The drain on this
wire is very small, and it could be hooked up to a fuse for some accessory
which is always on.  Actually, the Audi has power to the radio even when
the ignition is off, so you could hook both wires together and connect them
to the original radio power lead. (I did mine 1.5 years ago, but I'm sure
that is what I did.)

> From: murari@umiacs.UMD.EDU (Murari Srinivasan)
> I'm trying to install this new Blaupunkt
> into my 5k. The Blaupunkt has three power
> related wires :
> 1. power (8A fuse) to be connected to ignition
> 2. Battery (3A fuse) 
> 3. Ground.
> The 5k has wires for (1) and (3) above, i.e..
> the power wire which runs into the original
> stereo comes alive when the ignition is turned
> on, and of course, there is a ground wire.
> My question : Does the wire on the Blaupunkt
> marked "battery" go directly to the positive
> terminal of the battery ? 
> Are there any dangers associated with this ?
> (The stereo is not very high power..12W rms x 4)

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