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Anyone hook up the auxiliary switches?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by NYH1, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. NYH1

    NYH1 Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Is it as easy as just plugging the "tabs" that came in the bag into the auxiliary switches and hooking them up to a light or something? Or is there more to it then that?

    Thanks, NYH1.
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,921

    You will still need to use a relay.
    as you dont want all of the power going threw the switch.
    But other than that, yes.
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,396

    Yes, just don't exceed the rated amperage
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,396

    I believe he is referring to the factory a upfit switches. If so, they are already set up on relays.
  5. NYH1

    NYH1 Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Yes, I have the factory auxiliary switches. The package of wires that came with the truck has the "blade like tabs" that will plug in the thing under the hood.

    The package also came with two different square plugs and two other round plugs as well. I didn't know if I had to wire the aux. switches under the dash to get power to them.

    Maybe one plug is for an aftermarket brake controller. My truck has the factory brake controller.

    Thanks, NYH1.
  6. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    The switches don't carry power, they only signal the underhood relays. Go to the Ram body builder sight and look for upfitter switches. It gives all the info you need if you are familiar with modern electrical systems. If you aren't I'd go consult with a reputable auto electrical shop. It's easy to make an expensive mistake.
  7. NYH1

    NYH1 Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I was playing with them yesterday. You have to activate them though the vehicle EVIC system. I'll have to play with them some more.