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    boot negative switch

    Hi im wanting to wire something up in the boot, its going to need constant 12v but i only want it to come on when i open the boot so is there a wire that i can tap on to, i dont want to take the boot panel off as i have a tv underside and its too much hassle removing all of that

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    Pin switch on the bootlid provides a switched earth back through to the bootlight under the side shelf, this light should have a timer controlled 12v feed (switches off after a time period if boot left open).
    If it's not too big a load you might be able to power it by attaching across the wiring of the boot light.
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    its a digital fuse holder so the 12v will be 4awg and i need a neg so it only comes on when needed not all the time as i dont want it to drain the second battery
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    Just take the switched negative from the bootlight then.
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    which wire is that mate, the brown that goes to the light in the panel?
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    It will be the one @ 0v when the light is on.
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