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Old 03 Feb 2014, 03:23 pm
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Default Any convenient tap points under dash for +12 Constant?

Any convenient tap points under dash for +12 Constant?

It would be for parking lights, so only ~3A-ish draw.
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Old 03 Feb 2014, 03:49 pm
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Default Re: Any convenient tap points under dash for +12 Constant?

The feed to the power outlet on the floor console should likely do the job.

BUT - why do you need a new feed for your park lights? That's really the bigger questions.
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Old 03 Feb 2014, 03:56 pm
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Default Re: Any convenient tap points under dash for +12 Constant?

It's for the remote start I recently put in. It has a provision to turn on the parking lights while the engine is running.

It works fine without that but I decided to go ahead and install it.
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Old 03 Feb 2014, 05:22 pm
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Default Re: Any convenient tap points under dash for +12 Constant?

Bend down below the dash and look up toward the fuse block. Look for the big white connector (next to the grey). It should have three hot battery circuit pins; Pin #3, red 14 gage, Pin #11, yellow 14 gage, Pin #6, pink/dark green lighter gage.
The back of the fuse block is another good place to look.

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You have a 2007 (I believe, shouldn't have to look before offering answer).
If so, as a second-gen canbus design, your mileage may vary. Use a voltage testor.
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Old 04 Feb 2014, 05:30 pm
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Default Re: Any convenient tap points under dash for +12 Constant?

My appologies, I should have specified it is a 2007.

The lighter socket is probably a decent source.

I don't think the new one has a fuse box inside the cabin, but I can certainly look.

I had just tried searching the forum and couln't find any relevant matches... like you pointed out on the Gen1 fuse box there are often convenient tapping points that don't require screwing with the factory wiring harness. I was hoping for the same on mine.

In any case... the next one who searches now WILL get a relevant hit, LOL.

Last edited by TroyO; 04 Feb 2014 at 05:31 pm. Reason: My spelling of screwing was... err, screwed.
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Old 04 Feb 2014, 08:16 pm
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Default Re: Any convenient tap points under dash for +12 Constant?

My bad. You are correct that there is no dash-fuse block in the second-gen; no tap-a-fuse possibility.

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