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12V power for "A" Pillar Gauges?!

Where are you guys getting 12v power for a gauge on the A pillar when you turn your light on at night? Is there a place or empty fuse without running a separate circuit on a switch or whatever?
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Re: 12V power for "A" Pillar Gauges?!

I tapped into a headlight wire.
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Re: 12V power for "A" Pillar Gauges?!

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I tapped into a headlight wire.

Ok, inside the car? I have no idea where one is. I guess I could trace the wires from the light to inside
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Re: 12V power for "A" Pillar Gauges?!

The helms manual will make it 10000000 times easier to trace which wire you want/need
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Re: 12V power for "A" Pillar Gauges?!

Not sure about 4th gens, but on 5th gens - we have 2 open slots for power that come from the headlight switch and 2 that are for standard items that are on when the car is on.


I have mine fed off the standard 12v slot and the "dimmer" wire on the spare spot (for the fogs) that is controlled by the headlight switch.
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Re: 12V power for "A" Pillar Gauges?!

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Not sure about 4th gens, but on 5th gens - we have 2 open slots for power that come from the headlight switch and 2 that are for standard items that are on when the car is on.


I have mine fed off the standard 12v slot and the "dimmer" wire on the spare spot (for the fogs) that is controlled by the headlight switch.
And yea I was going to run it off of fogs (since I don't use mine) but they're constant hot and idk why
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Re: 12V power for "A" Pillar Gauges?!

Wire it to your license plate light.... zero guesswork.... just run the wire back there.

Or piggy back it off the dimmer wire off the radio harness,(orange with white stripe) if you have an after market HU.

Or listen to the guys who wanna do things right. Personally, Leave em on all the time.
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Re: 12V power for "A" Pillar Gauges?!

Yeah I might leave them on all the time with the key on too, I'll see how it looks
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Re: 12V power for "A" Pillar Gauges?!

Ok, so I ran it to a light going from the trim panel window switches and found it under the dash right above the fuses. Red/black with silver markings

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