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Old 02-08-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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Clinometer install

I have the clinometer that lights up and I am finally getting around to installing it mainly for the young ones to watch as we are on the trails. It comes with 2 black wires about 4 foot long. I was wondering what the best way to install this would be?

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I have the clinometer that lights up and I am finally getting around to installing it mainly for the young ones to watch as we are on the trails. It comes with 2 black wires about 4 foot long. I was wondering what the best way to install this would be?
In regards to wiring or where to put it?

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Old 02-08-2011, 08:37 PM   #3
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sorry, wiring.
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sorry, wiring.
Do you know where your going to mount it?

I have two 12v outlets at the bottom of my center stack. I pulled the dash apart and tied into the one on the left. That one only gets power with the ignition on. The light on the clinometer should not draw very much so you should still be able to use the outlet normally. If your going to run something off that outlet that is power hungry just turn off the clinometer so you don't pop a fuse.
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I thought about that. I was going to install it in the front section of my daystar dash caddy and do it that way. I have my xm radio plugged into that power source so I didn't want to draw to much off of it
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Do you know where your going to mount it?

I have two 12v outlets at the bottom of my center stack. I pulled the dash apart and tied into the one on the left. That one only gets power with the ignition on. The light on the clinometer should not draw very much so you should still be able to use the outlet normally. If your going to run something off that outlet that is power hungry just turn off the clinometer so you don't pop a fuse.
Although mine has a MALE pwr plug, so I just plug mine into one of the pwr plugs, If I'm using mine at night-which doesn't happen to often-



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I thought about that. I was going to install it in the front section of my daystar dash caddy and do it that way. I have my xm radio plugged into that power source so I didn't want to draw to much off of it
Ok, how about the other outlet? You will have to remember to turn it off though. Can you look at your xm and see what it draws? The clinometer as well.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:06 PM   #8
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I will have to check tomorrow, I have to be up at 5 tomorrow so I am already in bed. How hard was taking the dash apart?
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I will have to check tomorrow, I have to be up at 5 tomorrow so I am already in bed. How hard was taking the dash apart?
It's really easy to get apart. I did not get the center bezel all the way out. The hvac controls have cable ends that I'm not familiar with. I do not want to break them trying to figure it out so I just did my wiring in a confined space. You have to be careful though because the clips that hold that piece in are metal and can scratch the sides of your dash up.

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