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Old 10-03-2016, 08:16 AM   #1
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Need Help Finding Wire Connection - E-450

Hey all,

By any chance does anyone know of, or how to find, an easily accessible wire that is powered on and off when the ignition is on and off? 2016 E-450 chassis.

Thanks!
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I do not own e-450 but if I was going to I would run a jumper off of cig lighter. Depending on what needs to be run and if it does turn off with key off-some (GM) do not.


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below the steering wheel to the side of where the fuses are there are four wires color coded that are for the uplifter switches any of these are hot with the key
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I do not own e-450 but if I was going to I would run a jumper off of cig lighter. Depending on what needs to be run and if it does turn off with key off-some (GM) do not.


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In the Fords the cig lighters are always on. But thanks I appreciate!
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:50 PM   #5
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below the steering wheel to the side of where the fuses are there are four wires color coded that are for the uplifter switches any of these are hot with the key
I'm not sure what those would look like, but I'll see if I can figure it out. Thanks!
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Emergency brake switch
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Ok there's a good thought. Thanks!
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:15 PM   #8
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Find the fuse box under the dash and use a 12v test light. 1) Find an empty fuse slot and test it with the test light. Auto parts stores sell a fuse device that has a wire coming off of it. The fuse part goes into the slot and attach your device's feed wire to the wire coming off the fuse. That is how I wired my dash cam in my truck.

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Old 10-03-2016, 03:11 PM   #9
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The only problem with the adapter retired camper suggests is the newer Fords pin spades in the BCM (fuse box) are very weak and will spread creating a poor connection in the future especially if you delete it later and put just the fuse back in. Find a good source and solder your connections as scotchlocks are poor connectors as well
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IF your 450 came with the factory installed 7-way Bargman plug then one of the wires in it should be hot. That pin would be labeled (+) and should be hot when the ignition is turned on.
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