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Just wondering if anyone has ever routed a gps power cord through the dash and come out the top of the dash to plug into the gps so you dont have to plug into the cig lighter? I know with my last vehicle I would have had to mount an extra cig lighter behind the dash somewhere to do it, but not sure if the G6 is different?
 

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Just wondering if anyone has ever routed a gps power cord through the dash and come out the top of the dash to plug into the gps so you dont have to plug into the cig lighter? I know with my last vehicle I would have had to mount an extra cig lighter behind the dash somewhere to do it, but not sure if the G6 is different?
I did this while installing my iPod integration interface and vent-mounted LEDs. I added a hidden lighter socket with a 1 Amp inline fuse connected to the Retained Accessory Power output from the BCM and used an old cel phone charger to connect to the GPS. The cord comes out from behind the vent panel for about 6 inches to get to the GPS.






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Is there anything under the dash that I should make sure the cord isn't touching to avoid melting/shorting anything out?
Well, since your cord should already have an insulated covering and as long as you insulate the connections you make to the existing wiring, all you then need to do is make sure the cord does not rub against any sharp metal edges that will wear through the insulation. I highly recommend installing a fuse inline with your cable as close as possible to the place you are making the connection to the car.

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Here is my fuse panel:


The one on the right is for my GPS. It is the lower of the 2 10A fuses, 3rd column from the right. It is powered from when the car is turned on until the car is turned off and a door is opened.
 
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