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This is a discussion on Those that installed their e-cutouts themselves... within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Just one question... What switched source did you use for the power?? The dual e-cutouts on my car are gonna ...

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    Those that installed their e-cutouts themselves...

    Just one question...

    What switched source did you use for the power??




    The dual e-cutouts on my car are gonna be FUN! Probably installing tomorrow if I get outta work in time.

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    Cigarette Lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Cigarette Lighter.
    Good call.

    Didn't even think of that. By chance remember which color wire off the lighter?

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    we run a wire to the fuse box up front on the installs we do. Just make sure its a switched 12volt source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Cigarette Lighter.
    Bad idea! You will kill your battery if it sits a day or two cause the motors draw small amount of current to keep them at desired opening. Even the instructions say to wire them to a switched 12V source not a constant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Cigarette Lighter.
    thats what i did. easy short hookup. i havent had a problem with it draining the battery except for a period of a month or two when it was in storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen02ws6 View Post
    thats what i did. easy short hookup. i havent had a problem with it draining the battery except for a period of a month or two when it was in storage.
    I have a fairly new battery with a single QTP cutout and it drained in a couple days and got worse over time. The instructions specifically say to wire to a switched 12V, you should do it right the first time. I tapped into the ashtray light because it's only on when lights are on and I always turn my lights on cause my HID's look cool even in daylight.
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    Wire it to the wipers. Its power on with key on and you will most likely NEVER use the e-cutout in the rain...

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    ^^^That's right, because Slowass won't see the rain anyway LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    ^^^That's right, because Slowass won't see the rain anyway LOL.
    Slowass will see rain snow etc but you arent going to be showing off in the rain, especially with radials or slicks.

    I always recommended to other and always did use the wipers for a key on source.

    My thought is your arent going to act completely stupid in the rain...

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    Okay....

    "Switched source" is something that is on when the ignition is on correct??
    I have everything installed except power and switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Wire it to the wipers. Its power on with key on and you will most likely NEVER use the e-cutout in the rain...
    I keep mine open in the rain! Why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Okay....

    "Switched source" is something that is on when the ignition is on correct??
    I have everything installed except power and switch.
    Yes! The easiest way is to wire it to the ashtray light, only thing is you will have to at least have your parking lights on. The wire is right there beside the best place to put the switch, which is beside your right knee. This way if the cops pull you over your not reaching to far to close it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nillam1 View Post
    Yes! The easiest way is to wire it to the ashtray light, only thing is you will have to at least have your parking lights on. The wire is right there beside the best place to put the switch, which is beside your right knee. This way if the cops pull you over your not reaching to far to close it.
    Easiest....probably.

    But I want something that is just on when the ignition is on. I have no problem running a bit more wire so I can do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nillam1 View Post
    Yes! The easiest way is to wire it to the ashtray light, only thing is you will have to at least have your parking lights on. The wire is right there beside the best place to put the switch, which is beside your right knee. This way if the cops pull you over your not reaching to far to close it.
    LOL "not reaching too far to close it."

    Good luck Luos! Video later when this is working?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nillam1 View Post
    Bad idea! You will kill your battery if it sits a day or two cause the motors draw small amount of current to keep them at desired opening. Even the instructions say to wire them to a switched 12V source not a constant.
    i tested my wires to my cutout with my voltage tester. and what do u know. there was no voltage there for either wire. i have 12 volts when i use the switch in either position. so thus proving that the cutout doesnt need constant power to hold the cut out in place. the electric motor/gears do that on its own

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveCZ28 View Post
    i tested my wires to my cutout with my voltage tester. and what do u know. there was no voltage there for either wire. i have 12 volts when i use the switch in either position. so thus proving that the cutout doesnt need constant power to hold the cut out in place. the electric motor/gears do that on its own
    If this is the case why do the instructions say to wire to a switched source and why does it kill battery if wired to constant?

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    I just used the 12V switched source I have for my gauges.
    Works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nillam1 View Post
    If this is the case why do the instructions say to wire to a switched source and why does it kill battery if wired to constant?
    i dont know. maybe its a coincidence that you happen to have a battery draw after u put in your e cutout. im thinking they say switched so someone doesnt go playing with it a bunch with te car off? i dunno...everything aftermarket you install in a car now adays says use switched power. so u got me. but i also know that it uses no power when just sitting

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveCZ28 View Post
    i dont know. maybe its a coincidence that you happen to have a battery draw after u put in your e cutout. im thinking they say switched so someone doesnt go playing with it a bunch with te car off? i dunno...everything aftermarket you install in a car now adays says use switched power. so u got me. but i also know that it uses no power when just sitting
    It was killing my battery so I changed to a switched source and problem gone! You are wrong.

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