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Old 08-06-2007
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Installed new tranny cooler and more mods

I finally installed my new cooler I just got. Big pain since I have the pushbar and the skid plate. I had to squeeze the grill out between the bar took me like a half an hour just to get that off. Install was a breeze so I went ahead and installed by back-up lights and small light bar in the bed and a 12 volt outlet in the bed.

I am trying to figure out how to make a switch to shut the 12v outlet off when not in use. Any ideas? I ran the power right off off the factory installed 12v on the dash and grounded it to the frame. How can I put a switch on it. Would I need a relay and a new way to wire it or should I keep it the way it is?

When I installed my fog, b-up lights and a light bar in the bed I used relays for these but the 12v I didn't.

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Great job! Where are the pictures?
What brand of tranny cooler did you get, and did you add fluid respectively after the installation?

As for the switch, you could put a 12Volt toggle switch on the ground wire. This would kill the outlet until the switch was flipped. Otherwise, use the 12Volt feed wire to power a relay, and wire the switch in to it.
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I belive it was a ProComp 11"x7"? No pics of the install but I'll post up some pics of the switches.
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yea just use a toggle style switch (SPST) to interrupt the ground wire.....
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Interrupt the ground wire never thought of that. So I just run the ground wire to the switch then to the ground. Is there a way to light the switch up when it is on since i have a red switch with 3 connections on the back.
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probably.....the center connector should be for a ground....just jump off the out side of the switch to the center pin...
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Not understanding ya Maurice, not getting the jumping part
Here is a pic of my home-made switch panel.
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i doubt you will be able to power the light since you are interruptin the ground wire....if you were interrupting the + side of the wire you could just add a ground to the center pin.....

you can also interrupt the + side if the switch is rated for atleast 15a......that way you don't have to run the ground wire back into the cab........if you interrupt the + wire, then add a ground wire to the center pin of your switch and the light should work...
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I got ya now. I might keep it the way it is since it doesn't really need a switch since it's constant and the place where the switch is I believe my performance chip switch is going there instead. I haven't decided yet. Thanks for the quick answers.
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