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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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Underhood switched 12V 2012 Patriot

Can anyone tell me where I can cleanly and easily connect to switched 12V under the hood of my 2012 Patriot Limited? I could get it out of the power module (fuse box) under the hood, but I would have to cut into the housing. I am hoping there is an open connector available.

I need to power a relay when the ignition switch is on acc or run.

Thanks,
Bob

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Unread 06-27-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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Can anyone tell me where I can cleanly and easily connect to switched 12V under the hood of my 2012 Patriot Limited? I could get it out of the power module (fuse box) under the hood, but I would have to cut into the housing. I am hoping there is an open connector available.

I need to power a relay when the ignition switch is on acc or run.

Thanks,
Bob
Just run a wire into one of the fuse boxes and use something like this:

(they make them for most kinds of fuses)
look in the manual or maybe a service manual to find a free spot that has switched power... or play around with a test light. Or choose something that wouldent be adversly affected like the power point fuse...
Good luck!
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Unread 06-29-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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The fuse box cover under the hood has a weatther-proof seal on it and I would have to cut or drill in to it...
I am still searching for a good point to tap in to existing wire... brand new (only 1200 miles) so I want to be careful where I tap in..
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Bob
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Unread 06-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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What are you Installing again? Is the relay the only thing being powered? I'm just thinking that if you tap into an existing circuit it will increase the load on that circuit. The existing fuse might not be enough then.
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