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Old 02-27-2009
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Hey guys, I've been lurking for a while now, havent posted an intro yet but I'm working on it, and this one thing I cant find an answer for.

May see extremely simple to you, but this is the first time that I've messed with my truck and I don't want to fry it.

Im putting in some new interior lighting. The lights are meant to be connected to a cig lighter socket. What I want to do is cut the cig lighter adaptors off the lights and run a wire from the battery, to a switch panel im putting in my Expo center(thanks for that mod by the way) then to the lights. The lights will be wired in sets of 2 to each switch. And finally soldering the ground wires to some piece of metal somewhere in side(I'm guessing under the kick panels).

Tell me if I have this right or if there is an easier way to do it.


Also, on a side note, my cig lighter socket works fine, but the 12V socket on the right of the radio bezel doesn't, and they are both on the same fuse according to my diagram. Any way to fix that off hand?

Thanks alot guys.

Scott


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You can get power from your fuse panel rather than running it all the way from your battery. Or you an tap into the parking light wire so they only work when its dark and you can't leave the on by accident draining your battery.

The two 12 volt power outlets are usually on two separate fuses. Check the manual. One is called a cigarette lighter and the other is called 12 power outlet or something.
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#17 lighter
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Oh you can? How exactly would I draw power from the fuse panel?


Power Point, they couldnt just call it 12V outlet huh? Lol, Thanks.
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You could use something like this

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You could use something like this

can you stick that into any open slot?
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