ignition wire for 2007 Chev. Suburban

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by mystikguy, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. mystikguy

    mystikguy New Member

    I would like to know what color wire hopefully located under the dash, which I could spice into that would power a wireless, dash mounted, back up camera and a dash mounted, video traffic recorder? I would want them to only operate with the ignition system. I have a 2007 Chevy Suburban 1500. Would I also have to run them through separate inline fuses?

    Thanks for any help.

  2. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    You probably should put an inline fuse in if it doesn’t already have in it, the camera.

    Look at any of the multiple fuse boxes, I believe there is still one under the dash on your truck. There should be a couple of open spade terminals in there that have IGN. On them, meaning they are only on when the ignition is on.

    Edit to add you should test the terminal with a test light to be sure. I have been known to be wrong once or twice.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2008
  3. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy All hail the Mad King!! Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    If that doesn't work, I know for a fact that there's an ignition switched line going to the radio. There should be 2 power wires going there, a constant and a switched, so doublecheck that. Depending on what the current draw for your toys are, I'd say you could possibly run them off of that line, but I'd much rather suggest that you use a relay and pull off of a nice juicy constant somewhere.
  4. TahoeFever

    TahoeFever Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    could always tap it off the cigerette lighter since it's always hot unless they changed that in the 07's
  5. Rumpamuro

    Rumpamuro Rockstar 100 Posts

    your 07 should have the interior fuse box on the side of the dash, only visible when you open the door. and theres about 3 IGN fuses, one of them only gives power for about 30 seconds, then it goes off, make sure you dont tap into thisone, i talkk from experience and headaches.
  6. adamant

    adamant New Member

    ya. i am interested also... anything new?

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