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post #1 of 4 Old 12-20-2011, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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How to power aux switches when ign is off

Anyone know what I got to do?

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-08-2012, 02:40 PM
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what i personally did on my 06 that was quick,cheap, and reliable. Find the AUX switch relay, there is a single relay that supplies power to the switch bank, i took that relay out, took the cover off and wedged a piece of toothpick between the outside of the contacts so it was always pressed together, and snipped off the spade terminal that would receive power with ignition on so it would never energize the magnet and get warm. worked fine for 2 years... will be doing the same to my 2012 once it arrives. id take a picture of the relay... but my truck was stolen

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grassman...i got an '11-350 w/ the upfitters. i have similar issues with being powered with ign. off. i use strobes for both snow and my l.scape business. when we do roadside or other hazzard worke switch deed th, i don't feel like idling or leaving key on. keyed acc. side has its draw backs too. best to wire hot for add-ons like strobes aux. lights, etc. there is a specific set of instructions to back-feed the switch thru the relay. or u can direct feed the peticular switch with an in-line fuse. ther has been instructions in some of the foruns and googling the switch swap. i seen it in the past...when i find it i'll pass it on.....later....
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Thanks, I just scared to experiment on a 60k truck lol
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