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power lead suggestion ??

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by snap1, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. snap1

    snap1 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    i have a new body 04 f150 and i am adding a mm2 wiring kit. the controller wire wants a 12v accessory switched power lead to it. i dont know a good location to get it. i was going to take it from my trailer plug wire but it is constant 12v not switched. so i was going to run direct to the battery and just put in a on-off switch for when needed? what do you guys think ? Thanks
  2. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    You can buy small metal clips that plug into the fuse panel at any auto parts store. use a test light to find an unused fuse location that powers up with the ignition and tap it there. Make sure to find a source that only has power with the key in the on position or you will kill your battery.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Search "add-a-circuit" in google or on a local parts store website. Cleanest and safest way to tap into the fuse panel on your truck. Find a circuit that doesn't really get used while plowing and you will be all set!
  4. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    You get your 12 volt switched power from the back side of your cig lighter on that install,you'll need a test light,i can't remeber the color of that wire.