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97 f150 electrical

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by bula54, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. bula54

    bula54 Junior Member
    from utah
    Messages: 10

    Can anyone tell me where or how to find a hot wire that I can tap into, One that is hot only when the key is on? I have checked everything and can't fine one that I feel is a good spot to run the hot lead for the slick stick.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2008
  2. tim096

    tim096 Senior Member
    from wny
    Messages: 100

    do you have a test light? I would run it off a fuse.
     
  3. bula54

    bula54 Junior Member
    from utah
    Messages: 10

    I tried that and all of the fuses are hot except the ones that run the control mods & I don't know if that is a good place to put the lead
     
  4. KATTRANSPORT

    KATTRANSPORT Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    No piggy backing off a fuse is the "can" way of doing things. Take a test light and poke around under the dash find a wire that is hot with the key on and soder it into that. Do it right the first time so you not trying to fix broken fuse leads or scotchlocks in the middle of a snowstorm.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Solder it into the dark blue/light green or the light blue/pink wire in the ignition harness heading to the ignition switch near the column. Both of these wires are ignition hot.

    Make sure to use an in line fuse...
     
  6. bula54

    bula54 Junior Member
    from utah
    Messages: 10

    Thanks, I'll give it a try
     
  7. bula54

    bula54 Junior Member
    from utah
    Messages: 10

    got it taken care of. Now how do I close the post