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Old 08-26-2016
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Icon2 Is there a 5v wire anywhere in the truck wiring?

I am going to be installing a Bluetooth module that requires 5volts. I know everything that I've installed is 12v wires behind the dash and things like that, but do we have anything that puts out 5 volts?

It would save me time than trying to buy a 12v to 5v converter.

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There's one under the hood that goes to the DPFE sensor. However your best bet is to use a dollar-store phone charger. tear it apart and use the board to take your 12v down to 5v.
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Computer does have an internal 12v to 5v converter for sensor power and fuel gauge uses a pulsed 5v, but you should not use either of those.

Just get a converter.
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Appreciate it, figured I'd try and save time...lol

I ended up finding a spare cig adaptor that I had from a previous bezel trim so I will just wire that up to a 12v source and plug the connector into that. Probably faster actually because I don't have to solder tiny *** wires on the bt device. And I can tuck everything behind the dash so no wires will be visible at all.

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