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I'm curious if anyone has installed the remus exhaust without having the 12v in the boot. My car is in the shop right now so I can't dig around but called my dealer and they told me that I didn't have the 12v in the boot. I know for the install it requires connecting to those lines and I was wondering if anyone knows how I can handle this. I'm looking to order the exhaust next week and should hopefully have my car back by next friday. Thanks for reading
 

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You might need to take a direct feed from the battery. I had a golf r32 and that's what everyone did 're ice installs etc. Safer than messing up the canbus.
 
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Mike from Remus has been awesome and sent me the PDF's for install into the boot, I think he said that he also has instructions for install if I don't have the 12v back there. Was just hoping someone had some personal experience.
 

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There is a cigarette lighter on the right hand side in the boot. Just take the 12v feed from there.
That's what I have done with mine..
In the UK you only get that with the storage pack, which IIRC was included in the chili pack - sorry not familiar with the options in the US. That's probably why the OP doesn't have 12v in the boot.

It would be interesting so see what Remus suggest, I would have thought tapping the fusebox like you do for a dashcam etc install, running the wires back to the boot then following their normal instruction from there.
 

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I did get some instructions from remus and it seems pretty straight forward. Running the lines up the passenger side and taping the fusebox. I'm thinking about this and how MINI would feel if I had any issues taking it to them for service being the way the wire is being connected to the fusebox. I'm always weary about these sorts of things due to having issues before considering warranty on another car, thinking if something ever went wrong with the ECU it would be easy for them to blame it on that wire controlling the flap. Decisions, decisions......this makes the JCW exhaust a little more appealing because I'm having MINI install it for me.
 

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Def would worry while under warranty. After that anything goes but......!
 

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If there is a 12v accessory socket in the lower part of the dashboard in your car, could you not just take a tapping off there and lead a wire to the rear of the car?
Assuming the current draw would be within the limits of the fitted fuse.

I use that socket for my dash cam and speed camera warning gadget, using a two way adaptor, without any problems.

I wouldn't want to start messing about trying to take tappings directly off the fuse box.
 

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This makes factory installed JCW seem more like a good idea. Def a bit more expensive but keeping warranty is something nice to not worry about
 

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Yeah i want the jcw kit but they said we can fitt it you will keep your warranty but it is not legal in your country?.... It is from the factory how can this not be legal. Stupid country. I can fitt everything remus , miltek akrapovic if they come out. That is allowed with a paper. But the standard jcw exhaust. Noo thats too much paperwork...
 
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