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Old 09-20-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Lookin for a little help on hard wiring 12 V TV

I just purchase a 12v 32" Jensen LED TV to install above the door of my 07, 3611 Outlaw it fits perfect. I will have to hard wire it to the system was thinking down by the light switches by stairs and there is a set of wires running across behind the tv, red and black wires I believe its 12ga wire or 18 ga either way they come out of one cabinet into another cabinet . I believe it for the lights there is a light under both cabinets.
Iam thinking I could tap right into these for my power for tv? Anyone know what these wire are for sure? Thanks for any insight

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Old 09-21-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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Your TV requires 7.5 amps of 12v power. Tapping into an unknown 12 v wire could overload the circuit. You only have to run the negative (black) wire to ground, the positive should lead to a dedicated circuit or one that can adequately handle the extra power drain. A light circuit wouldn't be a good source.


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Old 09-21-2015, 08:42 PM   #3
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:48 AM   #4
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We already did this mod and reported it here:
OUTLAW Mods and Easy Fixes

And Tony (GTS) did this:
OUTLAW Mods and Easy Fixes

The 12Volt wire to the under cabinet light has more than enough amperage to run our little 12V TV and is constant (not 2 way switched like the ceiling lights)...we accessed power there by pulling the light fixture.

If you convert the interior lights to LED's there will be even more slack in the power demands of the lighting circuit.

The TV signal routing is a simple COAX or HDMI going through the cabinet forward to the front entertainment console (above the passenger side front window valance).

Hope you document your mods here too:
OUTLAW Mods and Easy Fixes

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Why not use the supplied 110 volt adapter to 12 volt that comes with the tvs. (ones I bought)
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