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Old 04-13-2014, 08:05 PM
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I just recently purchased a 2007 Ram 1500 QC Big Horn 4x4. I am familiar with installing stereos and needed one as soon as I heard the stock one.

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Kenwood DDX371 and the dashkit, harness, and antenna adapter recommended on sonicelectronics.com
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I had no knowledge of the pac harness needed but read that you can just tap into the cigarette lighter located under the radio for the power source.

My question is just how to do that task. I have never had to tap into a cig lighter before. Will the radio still stay on for the 5min or however long after the key is turned off or will the radio be constantly on?

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What about just grabbing the pac harness? I just installed the ddx470, pac harness/steering wheel adaptor. Think i paid 89 bucks. Rp4-ch11. Does yours have the steering wheel control? If not the adaptor is cheaper.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:00 PM
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Already have the other harness on the way. No reason to spend nearly 100$ after already buying a 200$ bezel. Just need to know what wire I need to tap into, and if anything will change.
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you would want to tap into a keyed 12V power source. If you tie it directly to the battery it will always be consuming power. Does the 2007 ram have (2) 12 volt plugs in the dash like the newer gens? My 2012 has one that is switched and one that is constant battery.
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it has a cig lighter and a 12v outlet. Ended up that the harness that came was the Axxess xsvi-6502-nav. Is that one that will convert the power wire to 12v or do I still need to tap into switched power?
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That harness will provide 12v power. No need to tap anywhere else.
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