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Unread 03-23-2016, 07:57 PM   #1
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I bought a battery monitor LED but I don't know how to wire it.

I want the LED inside the cabin so I can see it all the time.

Can I wire it off the cabin fuse block?
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Unread 03-23-2016, 08:26 PM   #2
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I bought a battery monitor LED but I don't know how to wire it.

I want the LED inside the cabin so I can see it all the time.

Can I wire it off the cabin fuse block?
Based on the fact that you got two wires, red and black. I'd say Red to 12v and black to ground.
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Well the actual wiring isn't likely the problem. I just want to make sure there won't be enough voltage drop to make the LED inaccurate, and that I don't wire it in some way that could cause problems elsewhere.
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It sounds like it gets wired directly to the battery and is constantly on, or you can connect it directly to the fuse for the horn as it is a constant on power circuit. This is located under the dash kick panel, you could use an add a circuit to connect it for power but would need to ground it as well.
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I would stray away from a constant on power source for the LED. A switched power source may be a better idea. When I was in the military and would go on 2-4 week trips, my '94 Rangers battery would be dead due to the way I wired my my tachometer to a constant power source.
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