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post #1 of 5 Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 4:35 pm Thread Starter
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Looking for an easy to get to switched power source near the tail.

I'm getting ready to hook up a flashing brake indicator (actually an inertia switch) license plate and need a switched power source that does not stay on for 30 seconds after the key is turned off. Preferably someplace that is either under the rear seat or equally easy to get to?

There was a published wiring diagram of the 6 wires for the tail light, but none were identified as switched power. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Looking for an easy to get to switched power source near the tail.

What about installing a fuse block such as a Centech or something similar? Then you don't have to cut into any wiring.

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Re: Looking for an easy to get to switched power source near the tail.

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What about installing a fuse block such as a Centech or something similar? Then you don't have to cut into any wiring.
I was thinking about that, but I'm not really planning on any more electrical connections and this connection will only draw about 170 Milliamps. Famous last words!

I did get a detailed drawing (Thanks Vern) from this forum, with the six wires going to the tail light. I'm going to try and tap into either the TAIL LIGHT (Grey w/black tracer) or the LICENSE PLATE (Grey w/red tracer;repeating yellow dots).

I'll let you know what works.

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Re: Looking for an easy to get to switched power source near the tail.

Dan I am adding a PDM60 V2. I orignaly just had a relay but just keep adding more.
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Re: Looking for an easy to get to switched power source near the tail.

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Dan I am adding a PDM60 V2. I orignaly just had a relay but just keep adding more.
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I really don't think that I'll need more hook-up, but a power distribution seems like a good way to go. Might make future connections that I don't plan to make a lot easier. A switched power source that does not stay on for an additional 30 seconds is not easy to find.

We've got lots of marine supply houses around here and I might just pick up one on Tuesday. I drive right by it several times a week.

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