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    Default Switched accessory power for '11 Silverado

    I am trying to add a phone cradle and cell booster to my new truck but need to find a 12v switched power source. Where is the best place to pull the power from? I have heard people say that the distribution center by the brake pedal is the best but i am not sure if this truck has it as I have not looked. Has anyone had to get switched power and has a known good spot for it?


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    Check out the response at the top of page 2 on this thread. This should be about the same for a 2011.!

    2008 Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Crew Cab
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    Thread looks spot on Troutbug!

    Welcome to the Club Hamel!!

    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

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    Yes, welcome too. I didn't notice that this was your first post. Mike, I remembered that thread because I learned something from it too! Not bad for an almost middle-aged dog, huh?

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    Thanks everyone! Just to let you all know the '11 has the same power hook up spot as the '08 did so that post helped alot! Got everything in and works great!

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamel01 View Post
    Thanks everyone! Just to let you all know the '11 has the same power hook up spot as the '08 did so that post helped alot! Got everything in and works great!

    Thanks again!
    I have a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 and am trying to install a radar detector. I can't find a switched power source to save my life. After seeing this post I tried to find the pin on the distribution box to the left of the brake pedal but for the life of me can't figure out how to get the plastic cover off it. I pulled and pried the edges up but it appears there is some fastener in the middle of the cover which looks like it is going to break if I keep pulling. I actually seen metal bending from pulling on the plastic cover so hard.

    Anyone know how to get the cover off so I can get to the switched power connection?


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