Looking For Power In Dash When Only When Ignition Live

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    Hi guys, can anyone help?
    I am looking for an easy to access wire in the dash area which is only live when the ignition is on.
    I know the cigarette lighter can be made to do this and I could tap into that, but I have it setup to be always live currently which I like.
    I'm hoping there's some wire near the key/ignition which I could tap into??

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    Most of the electronics are computer controlled so it will be hard to find a Aux/run B+ feed in the cabin. Even the radio B+ is on 24-7.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I'll probably just switch my cig. lighter back to being hot only when ignition is on and wire into that then

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    Are you looking for a power source or just a trigger for a relay?
     
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    I was after a power source to wire in a nice little battery meter into the dash. But after thinking about it more it makes sense to switch the fuse setup back to make the Aux. hot on ignition instead of always on. That way I can hook in some other wiring into that too such as my front parking sensors :) Thanks for your quick reply though it helped, this forum is brilliant!
     
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    Neither of the below would be good for a direct power source, but may work for a relay trigger.
    Not sure how the TIPM would handle a constant meter attached to either of these or how it would react if used as a trigger, SO...
    Caution:
    DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    This post/thread and any others related to modifying/repairing your Nitro in any way are here for informational purposes only.
    It is your sole responsibility to verify the information is correct, accurate, and safe to use.
    What you choose to do with the information is up to you.
    If you are unsure, please consult a professional.

    The HVAC controls are only hot when key is in Run. 16 way Pin 3, PK/YL wire.

    Door windows are hot in Aux and Run. You would have to remove the drivers kick panel and look for a PK/YL wire going to the door.

    Of course you will need to test each of the above wires to be sure the info is correct. Sometimes even service manuals have type-Os.

    Before doing any work on the Nitro, disconnect the Neg (-) battery cable and wait 10 minutes!
    This will allow time for the airbag capacitors to discharge.
    You don't want to have your airbags go off accidentally.
    It has already happened to a few members here...

    One last thing; Pics or it didn't happen!
     
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