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Old 06-02-2012, 02:25 AM   #1
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Constant 12v switch power source

Where can i find one inside the cab? the 12v power outlet on the dash?

I am hooking up a auto dimming mirror and need a 12v constant power source.

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Old 06-02-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
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I just ran a fused "hot" wire directly from the battery to an A pillar switch panel for my electric lockers, additional lighting, etc; and another thru the A pillar on the passenger side up over the windshield for my CB radio-- easy to do. That way I didn't even have to tear into my dash. Good luck.

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Old 06-02-2012, 05:02 AM   #3
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The 12v power outlet on the RIGHT side of the dash has constant power, the one on the left is only on when the vehicle is on. If you pop the top center panel and the bottom plate (right above the shifters) you will expose four screws (I think they are 6mm...) the entire center portion can now be puled off and you can access the back of the power outlets! Good luck!
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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i was think of running a switched 12v power wire from the fuse box, is there an empty fuse that has constant 12v power in the fuse box? im trying to avoid tearing the dash apart.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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there is a constant 12v outlet in the rear of the wrangler on the right side near the subwoofer in mine. it has a pic of a battery on it and the one in front has a pic of a key.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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My dash cuts off when jeep is off. The one in the center console is constant and the rear
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #7
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The one inside the armrest has power to it all the time.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #8
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i should have been more specific, i need a switched 12v source, but one that the voltage does not fluctuate thats what i ment by constant.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:51 PM   #9
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For the auto dimming mirror I would think you would want a circuit that would only come on when the car is running. But... nonetheless, check your owners manual for a circuit that goes on when you want it, and use an "add-a-circuit" for the connection. That way the installation is nice and neat. Most auto parts store sell these...maybe even Wal-Mart.


http://www.amazon.com/Littelfuse-FHA.../dp/B0002BGELQ
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #10
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i should have been more specific, i need a switched 12v source, but one that the voltage does not fluctuate thats what i ment by constant.
Your voltage should not fluctuate coming from any good power source on your vehicle as long as your charging system is working. The only variations will be when your engine is running or not. Should be in the neighborhood of 14 v running and 12 v when not running.
If you open the passenger side door and look toward the front inside the door opening near the A pillar, there is a hole about 3/4 inch in diameter filled with foam insulation. You can take a fish wire and run it down thru the A pillar from the top, then poke it through the hole with foam in it. It
will come out right next to your battery. Now you can fish a wire back through and run it right across to where you mirror will be directly from your battery. Put an sPod switch panel in right above your mirror and you can hook additional accessories as wanted or needed.
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Your voltage should not fluctuate coming from any good power source on your vehicle as long as your charging system is working. The only variations will be when your engine is running or not. Should be in the neighborhood of 14 v running and 12 v when not running.
If you open the passenger side door and look toward the front inside the door opening near the A pillar, there is a hole about 3/4 inch in diameter filled with foam insulation. You can take a fish wire and run it down thru the A pillar from the top, then poke it through the hole with foam in it. It
will come out right next to your battery. Now you can fish a wire back through and run it right across to where you mirror will be directly from your battery. Put an sPod switch panel in right above your mirror and you can hook additional accessories as wanted or needed.
My Bad. Open passenger side door and pop off the side panel of the dash; THEN you can see the foam filled hole!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #12
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invest in a voltmeter..

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