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post #1 of 6 Old 02-06-2010, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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trailer plug?

has anyone rewired your trailer plug so it is hot with the key off?

the reason for the question is that my fuel transfer tank (105 gal) i have a trailer plug on the pump, so instead of popping the hood and attaching alligator clips to the battery we just plug into trailer plug on the truck.
works great on the dodge, but on a ford the key has to be on power the plug, and i'm pretty sure thats how i damaged my ficm, leaving the key on to transfer 100 gal. of fuel in 0`f temps.

i haven't checked the wiring diagram to see where the connection is made in the fuse block yet, but was wondering if anyone has done this
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Or just run a fused wire back from the battery to the pump?

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I agree with Groundhawg. Run a dedicated circuit that's protected by fuse or circuit breaker.

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i agree........you could also power a relay so you can leave the key in the ACC position so you wouldn't have top worry about unauthorized use of your pump, or put it on a switch inside the cab.

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i would rather have the trailer plug hot without having to turn the key on, i also have an enclosed snowmobile trailer, and it would be nice to switch the lights on without having to turn the key on or statring the truck. the trailer plug will not work on acc, only the run position.

i don't want to run a dedicated wire to the pump because the transfer tank is always being switched from truck to truck, thats why i put a trailer plug on it.
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