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Ignition live and battery live wires

Ignition live and battery live wires

Postby biggles » 26 Mar 2017 15:24

I want to install an ignition signal cable to the battery box and I need to run some mods of an ignition live wire.

I also want a battery live wire.

Is there a colour wire i need to hunt down? And where can I get it in the rear area?
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Re: Ignition live and battery live wires

Postby Tinus lotz » 26 Mar 2017 18:32

You can get ignition live from socket at the rear ....just explain what you are trying to achieve? Battery live is mos there already from alternator to battery box? :think:
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Re: Ignition live and battery live wires

Postby biggles » 27 Mar 2017 08:44

Tinus lotz wrote:You can get ignition live from socket at the rear ....just explain what you are trying to achieve? Battery live is mos there already from alternator to battery box? :think:

Battery box has a signal wire for the ignition. It stops drawing from the starter battery when the ignition is off. It currently works on the voltage cut-off.

I was hoping there would be something on the drivers side I could tap off... I am not a good draad trekker :lol:
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Re: Ignition live and battery live wires

Postby iandvl » 27 Mar 2017 09:15

I don't think there will be many live wires in the back of the truck.

The only "ignition-live" wire I can think of, would be the fuel pump wire. But I'd be very careful putting anything on that.

I don't think there will be any battery live wires (well, there shouldn't be). The brake lights are always "live", but they'll only be carrying current when you step on the bake pedal. So they sort of don't mean much.

I'd honestly suggest running a pair of wires (one for battery live, one for ignition live) from the front. Please fuse as close to the front-end termination point as possible. And also properly clad them (the plastic cladding you can get at any spares shop).

Just my thoughts.
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Re: Ignition live and battery live wires

Postby biggles » 27 Mar 2017 10:41

My research on the aussie forums indicates that the best wire for ignition in the engine bay is a blue wire to the window wipers. I cannot see if that applies to the rear window wiper.

Battery live I can always tap of the 10mm to the battery box.
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Re: Ignition live and battery live wires

Postby Wilkie » 27 Mar 2017 12:04

Steve under both front seats are permanent live wires for seat operation ....try tapping in there as it is already fused and then run next to door frames :thumbup:
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Re: Ignition live and battery live wires

Postby iandvl » 27 Mar 2017 13:10

Wilkie wrote:Steve under both front seats are permanent live wires for seat operation ....try tapping in there as it is already fused and then run next to door frames :thumbup:


Heh. I didn't think of this at all. You're right - the seats do work even with ignition off...

Thanks - now I also know...

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Re: Ignition live and battery live wires

Postby biggles » 27 Mar 2017 14:08

Wilkie wrote:Steve under both front seats are permanent live wires for seat operation ....try tapping in there as it is already fused and then run next to door frames :thumbup:



Do you recall offhand what wire? I have looked under there... but there are two looms and I know one is connected to a pound of C4 in the airbags :confused:
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Re: Ignition live and battery live wires

Postby Wilkie » 27 Mar 2017 15:39

with ign off use test light....I think its a blue wire with white stripe but as Tinus would say "om te meet is om te weet" :blonde: :blonde: :blonde:
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