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Old 09-01-2014, 09:46 AM
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12 volts at back of truck??

I need a constant 12 volt wire at the back bumper, is there a constant 12 volt wire in the back or should I just run one from the front of the truck. It's just for some led bed lights, will be low amp pull.
Could of swore I saw a post on this before but whatever I search for I can't find anything.
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I don't think there is. I recall reading something and they ended up running a wire from the battery to the rear.
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I think the trailer plug has a constant 12v wire....no?
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I think the trailer plug has a constant 12v wire....no?
Is it hot with the ignition off?

The OP asked for constant so I assumed he's needing hot 24/7.
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Is it hot with the ignition off?

The OP asked for constant so I assumed he's needing hot 24/7.
Hmmmm..Now that sir is a good question.....I'm not sure...I'll have to go test my plug and see.
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you will need to run from the battery.
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^^^^^^^^ What he said....Just tested and it's a switched 12v...my bad....;-)
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Thanks for the responses, will post a picture tonight when it gets dark. My son was gracious enough to crawl under the truck to run the wire so that was nice.
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Sorry, couldn't get a picture, just could not get it to work with the light generated. I mounted 8 led's along the top of the bed to light up the bed at night, worked as planned, mounted a push button switch to activate them, thanks for the help.
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Bet that lights up the bed really nice. Great Idea
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Works out nice, especially with tonneau cover on, no more flashlight to dig your stuff out.
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