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I did a hot wire job from the battery to my gps acc. plug-in and now when I plug in the gps, the screen goes haywire. I can take the same gps and put it back into my truck and it works fine. Any suggestions?
 

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Did you cut a cigarette lighter plug off the the wire to connect the wire to the battery? If so, that plug has a 5V regulator in it. The GPS is getting 12V instead of 5V.

If that isn't the problem, check that the polarity is correct.
 

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OK, Appperantly I am getting 12 v to the plug ins instead of 5v. I think I need to find where that extra wire by the radiator is that everyone talks about and wire into that
 

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That's still 12V. You need the cigarette light plug with the 5V regulator or another 12V-5V converter.
 

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Ok. Well, I had it wired this way for 2 years and it worked. I guess I got lucky. I think I will have to wait at this point until I get home and double check. I didn't cut the plugs off so if there is a online 5 v converter, i will make sure these are still ok. Thanks for all the help, let you know tomorrow if I have sucess!
 
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