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Dash Cam and Auxiliary Switch

I'm going to be installing a dash cam in my truck. THe owners manual talks about the 4 auxiliary switches and I'm thinking about using Auxiliary Switch #3 which is powered through a 10A fuse. According to the owners manual "There will also be one power lead for each switch found as a blunt-cut and sealed wire located to the right of the glove box door and just above the passenger side kick panel."

So I should be able to connect the Dash cam positive wire (red) to Aux Switch #3 power lead and then ground the dash cam - to something metal in the vicinity.

Anyone do this already?
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I'm going to be installing a dash cam in my truck. THe owners manual talks about the 4 auxiliary switches and I'm thinking about using Auxiliary Switch #3 which is powered through a 10A fuse. According to the owners manual "There will also be one power lead for each switch found as a blunt-cut and sealed wire located to the right of the glove box door and just above the passenger side kick panel."

So I should be able to connect the Dash cam positive wire (red) to Aux Switch #3 power lead and then ground the dash cam - to something metal in the vicinity.

Anyone do this already?
I have a switched wired for my light bar but not a camera. The wires for my switches aren't by the glove box though, they're to the left of the steering column under the dash. Those go through the firewall and are terminated on the drivers side of the engine bay between the firewall and the fuse box. Just run the positive wire to one of those wires (they're color coded), then connect that wire to the proper switch wire (dependent upon amperage needed) under the dash, and ground it wherever you see fit. Flip the switch to receive power and you're good. Truck will have to be on to receive power though. Not sure if you were wanting the camera to function while not in the vehicle. If so, you will have to add your own toggle switch and fuse. You can check your owners manual to find out the color wire and the amperage of your switches.

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2014 F250 Lariat
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What is your end goal for the camera ?
Most just power up with the key so using an ACC lead would accomplish this without using an upfitter
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What is your end goal for the camera ?
Most just power up with the key so using an ACC lead would accomplish this without using an upfitter
Where in Sam Hill is this wire?!? LOL. I understand there is supposed to be a white/blue (tracer color blue) wire near the E brake? I have located the 4 Aux. leads and the pass through wires + a crap ton of other blunt cut wires (high idle, PTO & god knows what else). I can not for the life of me find a wh/bu wire over there. Even the Boss plow instructions tell you it is over there.
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@The Evil Twin : The white/w-blue is part of that PTO bundle. I would like to skull drag the engineer that thought this was the best area or best length for all those wires.



@tradosaurus: The upfitter wires are a PITA to reach tucked up/taped up under the dash over top of your left foot near the Emergency Brake cable. The best access can be helped by removing the left side dash vent trim. This ends up being a decent opening that helps locate where your wires may be bundled up. You will still need to be under the dash to get the wires properly spliced. Since I was already doing this work I spliced all the upfitter wires with an additional 12" of wire one/two size over the gauge used by OEM.



When you find the PTO bundle white/w-blue tracer I suggest adding the extra length as well. Just makes it easier down the road when you figure out what to add on to the truck.



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Where in Sam Hill is this wire?!? LOL. I understand there is supposed to be a white/blue (tracer color blue) wire near the E brake? I have located the 4 Aux. leads and the pass through wires + a crap ton of other blunt cut wires (high idle, PTO & god knows what else). I can not for the life of me find a wh/bu wire over there. Even the Boss plow instructions tell you it is over there.
(2015 SD though)
i don't think i would focus on that particular wire if it is hard to find

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2015 Ford F250 DirectWire Vehicle Information
All Products
Item Wire Color Polarity Wire Location
12 Volts red (125A) + BCM in passenger kick, black 1 pin plug (G), pin 1
Second 12 Volts GREEN/ red (15A) + ignition switch, black 7 pin plug, pin 4
Starter blue/white + ignition switch, black 7 pin plug, pin 7
Second Starter N/A
Ignition WHITE/ orange + ignition switch, black 7 pin plug, pin 1
Second Ignition N/A
Third Ignition N/A
Accessory PURPLE / green + ignition switch, black 7 pin plug, pin 6
Second Accessory N/A
Third Accessory N/A
Keysense blue/gray + ignition switch, black 7 pin plug, pin 5
Data Bus PURPLE / gray (TX); yellow/orange (RX) data PATS Transceiver on ignition switch, black 4 pin plug, pins 3, 4
Can Bus High gray/orange (MS CAN); WHITE/ blue (HS CAN) data data link connector, black 16 pin plug, pins 3, 6
Can Bus Low PURPLE / orange (MS CAN); white (HS CAN) data data link connector, black 16 pin plug, pins 11, 14
Can Bus Sw N/A
Power Lock blue/green - driver kick or BCM in passenger kick, black 26 pin plug (C), pin 6
Power Unlock yellow/purple - driver kick or BCM in passenger kick, black 26 pin plug (C), pin 8
Lock Motor gray/brown 5 wire BCM in passenger kick, 32 pin plug (D), pin 26
Driver Unlock Motor blue/green 5 wire BCM in passenger kick, 32 pin plug (D), pin 21
Passenger Unlock Motor PURPLE / gray 5 wire BCM in passenger kick, 32 pin plug (D), pin 31
Parking Lights (-) yel/org (park lts); blk/gry (sw gnd)(TechDoc 1096) - and open headlight switch, gray 10 pin plug, pins 2, 3
Parking Lights (+) yellow/blue + BCM in passenger kick, gray 10 pin plug (E), pin 6
Hazards BROWN / yellow - hazard switch or BCM in passenger kick, black 52 pin plug (B), pin 32
Turn Signal (Left) blue/green (F); gray/brown (R) + BCM, green 26 pin plug (F), pin 8; 32 pin plug (D), pin 12
Turn Signal (Right) yellow/purple (F); PURPLE / orange (R) + BCM, green 26 pin plug (F), pin 7; 32 pin plug (D), pin 15
Headlight yellow/blue (headlight); BLACK/ gray (switch grnd) - and open headlight switch, gray 10 pin plug, pins 7, 3
AutoLights PURPLE / green (interrupt to turn off autolights) - headlight switch, gray 10 pin plug, pin 4
Reverse Light blue/white + BCM in passenger kick, 32 pin plug (D), pin 13
Left Front Door Trigger GREEN/ purple - N.C. BCM in passenger kick, black 26 pin plug (C), pin 9
Right Front Door Trigger white - N.C. BCM in passenger kick, blk 26 pin plug (C), pin 5
Left Rear Door Trigger green - N.C. BCM in passenger kick, blk 26 pin plug (C), pin 20
Right Rear Door Trigger yellow - N.C. BCM in passenger kick, blk 26 pin plug (C), pin 21
Dome Supervision gray/purple (dome lamp); purple (puddle lamp) + BCM, gray 12 pin plug (A), pin 1; black 26 pin plug (C), pin 1
Trunk/Hatch Pin N/A
Rear Glass Pin N/A
Hood Pin blue/orange - N.C. BCM in passenger kick, green 26 pin plug (F), pin 2
Trunk/Hatch Release N/A
Trunk Release Motor N/A
Fuel Door Release N/A
Power Sliding Door (Left) N/A
Power Sliding Door (Right) N/A
Factory Alarm Arm PURPLE / green and YELLOW /GREEN (driver door keypad) both - driver kick or BCM in passenger kick, blk 26 pin plg (C), pins 18, 11
Factory Alarm Disarm (see disarm no unlock)
Disarm No Unlock (transponder, ignition, and acc; see TechDoc 1098)
Trunk Alarm Shunt N/A
Tachometer blue ac Customer Access Harness above driver kick, taped to wiring harness
On models without the Customer Access Harness, go to any fuel injector and use the wire that is not blue (gasoline), or use the camshaft position sensor, which is WHITE/ green at the Powertrain Control Module on passenger side of engine, middle, black 98 pin plug, pin 32 (diesel).
Wait to Start N/A
Neutral Safety N/A
Clutch Pedal blue/orange - clutch switch, gray 6 pin plug, pin 1
Fuel Pump yellow/purple (gasoline) - BCM in passenger kick, green 26 pin plg (F), pin 6
On diesel models, use BROWN / white (+) at the Inertia Fuel Shutoff Switch above the passenger kick, gray 3 pin plug, pin 1.
Rear Defroster WHITE/ orange - latched right of steering column, black 59 pin plug, pin 15
Mirror Defroster (same as rear defroster)
Left Front Heated Seat (MS CAN)
Right Front Heated Seat (MS CAN)
Speed Sense PURPLE / orange ac Customer Access Harness above driver kick, taped to wiring harness
Brake Wire PURPLE / white + brake switch or BCM in passenger kick, black 52 pin plug (B), pin 28
Parking Brake WHITE/ purple - Customer Access Harness above driver kick, taped to wiring harness
Horn Trigger PURPLE / green - horn switch or BCM in passenger kick, black 52 pin plug (B), pin 33
Wipers (LIN bus)
Left Front Window (Up/Down) (motor is part of module)
Right Front Window (Up/Down) (motor is part of module)
Left Rear Window (Up/Down) blue/orange - yellow A driver kick, door harness
Right Rear Window (Up/Down) gray/purple - BROWN / green A driver kick, door harness
The power sliding rear window open/close are PURPLE / brown - yellow/orange (5 wire) at the overhead console switch, gray 12 pin plug, pins 4 - 9.
Sun Roof (Open/Close) PURPLE / brown - yellow/orange (func w/ign on only) - overhead console switch, gray 12 pin plug, pins 6 - 8
Sun Roof (Limit/Close) N/A
Memory Seat 1 PURPLE / white - driver kick, door harness
Memory Seat 2 yellow - driver kick, door harness
Memory Seat 3 N/A
Radio 12V gray/red + radio, gray 24 pin plug, pin 1
Radio Ground BLACK/ blue - radio, gray 24 pin plug, pin 13
Radio Ignition gray/blue (base audio); (MS CAN on premium audio) + radio, gray 24 pin plug, pin 2
Radio Illumination PURPLE / gray (dimmer) + radio, gray 24 pin plug, pin 3
Factory Amp Turn-on PURPLE / red + radio, 26 pin plug, pin 18
Power Antenna N/A
Left Front Speaker (+/-) white - WHITE/ brown, or green - gray +,- radio, gray 24 pin plug, pins 8 - 21, or 22 - 10
On models with amplifier, the speaker wires are white - WHITE/ brown (woofer); GREEN/ orange - gray/orange (tweeter) at the amplifier under the rear seat, gray 16 pin plug, pins 2 - 10; 3 - 11.
Right Front Speaker (+/-) WHITE/ purple - WHITE/ orange, or purple - yellow +,- radio, gray 24 pin plug, pins 11 - 12, or 23 - 11
On models with amplifier, the speaker wires are WHITE/ purple - WHITE/ orange (woofer); PURPLE / orange - yellow/orange (tweeter) at the amplifier under the rear seat, gray 16 pin plug, pins 6 - 14; 7 - 15.
Left Rear Speaker (+/-) WHITE/ green - BROWN / yellow +,- radio, gray 24 pin plug, pins 9 - 22, or 21 - 9
On models with amplifier, the speaker wires are WHITE/ green - BROWN / yellow at the amplifier under the rear seat, gray 16 pin plug, pins 4 - 12.
Right Rear Speaker (+/-) BROWN / white - BROWN / blue +,- radio, gray 24 pin plug, pins 10 - 23, or 24 - 12
On models with amplifier, the speaker wires are BROWN / white - BROWN / blue at the amplifier under the rear seat, gray 16 pin plug, pins 8 - 16.
Center Channel (+/-) green - gray / YELLOW +,- amplifier under rear seat, gray 16 pin plug, pins 1 - 9
Subwoofer (+/-) PURPLE / green - GREEN / WHITE (preamp) +,- radio, 26 pin plug, pins 4 - 17
On models with amplifier, the speaker wires are PURPLE / green - GREEN / WHITE (1); WHITE/ brown - PURPLE / orange (2) at the amplifier under the rear seat, blue 16 pin plug, pins 1 - 9; 2 - 10.
Aux. Audio Input Left (+/-) blue - YELLOW /GREEN (without SYNC) +,- radio, gray 16 pin plug, pins 7 - 8
Aux. Audio Input Right (+/-) blue/green - WHITE/ green (without SYNC) +,- radio, gray 16 pin plug, pins 6 - 14
RSE Video (+/-) WHITE/ green - BROWN / purple (rear camera video) +,- SYNC Module/display, blk 54 pin plug, pins 14 - 15
RSE Audio Left (+/-) blue - gray/orange (SYNC audio) +,- radio, gry 16P plg, pins 1-2; 26P plg, pins 12-25
RSE Audio Right (+/-) PURPLE / green - BROWN / white (SYNC audio) +,- radio, gry 16P plg, pins 9-10; 26P plg, pins 13-26
Satellite Radio 12 Volts (built into radio)
Satellite Radio Ground N/A
Satellite Radio Ignition N/A
Satellite Radio Antenna N/A
Satellite Audio Left (+/-) N/A
Satellite Audio Right (+/-) N/A
Item Size Depth Location
Headunit double DIN center of dash
Left Front Speaker 6 x 8 4 left front door
Left Front Tweeter left front door
Right Front Speaker 6 x 8 4 right front door
Right Front Tweeter right front door
Left Rear Speaker 6 x 8 3 left rear door or left rear pillar
Left Rear Tweeter left rear door
Right Rear Speaker 6 x 8 3 right rear door or right rear pillar
Right Rear Tweeter right rear door
Center Channel N/A

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I forgot that the Auxiliary switches are 12V and I would need a 12V to 5V step down so I will just get an Add-a-fuse and a Hard Wire Kit for Dash Cam, Mini USB Port, 12V to 5V, and route to a 10A fuse in cab.

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if the voltage conversion happens inside the cig lighter adapter you can always use one of these ( tucked away ) and not worry about compatibility issues ( non issue if that adapter is made by your camera mfg )


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