How To Wire a Car Radio to a Fuse Box
If you are replacing the factory radio that shipped with your automobile, the car probably has a wiring harness you can tap into when installing a new stereo. The wiring harness for a pre-existing stereo usually negates the need to wire the new radio for power and ground. However, if you want to add a radio to a car without one, you may have to wire power and ground for the unit to the vehicle's fuse panel underneath the dash. Although installing new electrical wiring for the radio may seem complicated, it's relatively simple as long as you are comfortable using a few hand tools and know some basic wiring methods.
How to Add Touch Screens to LCDs
Touch-screen interfaces offer increased functionality with programs that use multiple icons, icons or writing text. If you have an LCD monitor you otherwise find acceptable for your computer but need the functionality of a touch screen, you can purchase an overlay to make the conversion. The task is straightforward, working with most all programs and PCs.
How to Wire a Motorcycle Cigarette Lighter
When you're out on a road trip on your motorcycle, you don't want to run out of battery power on your cell phone. If your bike isn't equipped with a 12V cigarette lighter, you can wire one in to charge your phone or other small devices. 12V power adapters are available at department stores in the automotive section. Check the label for one marked "waterproof" or "truck bed liner power adapter" to make sure it won't short out if it rains.