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MultiAudis
10-07-2006, 02:33 PM
Just to get it out on the table, I've exhausted my searching efforts and wasn't able to find what I need.

That being said, I am installing my VDO boost gauge and am looking for the place to tap into the power source. I have a my 98.5, so what I am loking for is a small description of how and where, with a pic or two for reference. I am sure once I see a picture I can get it from there. Pardon the wiring noobishness. TIA!!!

cleanandsimple
10-07-2006, 04:38 PM
Do you have the stock stereo? I ran a power source from a hot wire on my aftermarket cd player. I'm sure there is a better way but it worked for me.

MultiAudis
10-07-2006, 04:52 PM
yeah stock stereo... damn.

Mad_Audi
10-07-2006, 05:33 PM
i tapped into my side marker light so that it wont be on all the time. just but a t tap on that wire or run it to the fuse box.

Neo1130
10-07-2006, 05:42 PM
I used the X75 terminal under the fuse box behind the knee bolster... Works great...

MultiAudis
10-08-2006, 07:32 AM
^^ what/where is the X75 terminal? I have the knee bolster off, but do you have a picture or anything neo? Thanks in advance!

ceas
10-08-2006, 10:28 AM
I found a source of power by searching online ;) its okay though. It should be clearly marked X75. Its like off to the left if I can remember right.

Neo1130
10-08-2006, 11:35 AM
Yeah, if you take of the bolster and look at the relay panel, there is a terminal under the relays that reads X75 and a couple of 30's... They are big nuts so it is easy to just undo the nut and tap the wire into the terminal... And I ain't taking my shit off again so no pics from me personally!! [:)] Oh, and sorry, it was terminal 75X... My dislexic ass... I dunno how to spell...

http://www.audiworld.com/tech/pics/elec98-1292.jpg