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need always on 12v wire near interior lights

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by ronald prins, December 23, 2009.

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  1. ronald prins

    ronald prins New Member

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    Hi,

    I installed a gps tracker in the interior light unit in the front. Works fine, but now I receive low battery warnings from this device. My guess is that my Explorer is trying to outsmart me by switching of the interior lights automatically after a couple of hours.

    1. Is there a way to switch this usualy handy feature off?
    2. Is there another +12v wire somewhere in this area I should use?

    Thanks,

    Ronald.
     
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  3. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    You can run a new wire to the battery with a fuse to your gps by going through the hole that the throttle cable uses behind the brake pedal.

    Also,
    If you have a cigarette lighter, it is a constant 12 v source, you can splice into it.
     
  4. TowingExplorer

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    The spikes to the system can be nasty though and pop smaller device electronics if you are unlucky.

    I had my XM radio short. Popped the fuse in the lighter plug too at the same time.
     

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