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Can you tell me what wire is a switch power? Want something to just come on when the key is turned on but turn off when I turn the key off. 2016 Ford F-150 XLT Sport.
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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

Hello, do you want to tie in directly at the ignition switch?

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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

Is it a push button start or does it use an ignition key?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No. Just somewhere out of the kick panel fuse box.
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

Ok if you want to get power source from the fuse panel with the key on only, you would have to tap into one of the fuses that are hot when the key is turned to on, so it wont be a great connection unless the fuse panel has an empty slot to hook up to when the key is in the on position. So any of the empty fuse slots may be used if they are hot when the key is on. Just verify the power supply using a voltmeter.

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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I do not have any empty fuses in the kick panel fuse block.
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago
Then it would be in your best interest to come off of the ignition switch when the key is on. Tap into that power supply
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