The factory harness wires for the stereo has a 12 volt continuous wire already. I forgot which color it is but to find out is simple by as using a multi-meter and testing the wires to find out.Hi,
I have a new stereo that needs a continuous 12V intake but my MK3 2001 cut that power when I take the key out. Is there any wire I can bypass easily to get that power to the radio?
It's been so long that I forgot. My headunit is powered straight from the battery even though it probably does not consume as much as the stock unit. The factory wiring is so puny.It's cyan with a yellow stripe.
I assumed from the original post that this wire was unsuitable for some reason.
I would stay away from the hazard button because it is too small and may not be correctly fused.Thank you all for the suggestions, I'll try to find on the original harness one that has continuous power, on the absence of that (My car is european), the suggestion for the hazard switch is a god alternative solution.
15A is plenty sufficient. I guess it would be ideal in that case.The white wire going to the Hazard switch is fused at 15A, and must power the signal lights on all four corners of the car. Current flows in that wire ONLY when the hazard flasher is activated: that is to say, never. It's essentially unused.
The real problem is getting to it!