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I am going to install a backup warning system and need help locating the reverse power wire under the dash to connect to the control box.
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I am going to install a backup warning system and need help locating the reverse power wire under the dash to connect to the control box.
I might be wrong, but I don't believe you'll find a wire that provides power to your backup lights under the dash... you may need to tap into the wire closer to the light itself (at least that's what I did when I installed a backup camera.)
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There are a couple of places you can find this.

Connector C219
- (Grey 74 pin connector) - Left side of instrument panel - Slot 27 - Violet/Black stripe. It is in a group of 12 wires. Adjacent wires are slot 26 (Pink), slot 28 (Violt/Orange) and 23 (Black/Orange)

Connector C201 - (White 12 pin connector) - Near left instrument panel speaker - Slot 11 - Violet/Black Stripe. It's the only Violet/Black wire in the connector. Slots 5 & 7 should be empty, so only 10 wires in this connector. It is flanked by Slot 10 (Pink/Light Blue) and Slot 12 (Red/Yellow).

Remember, there are more than one Violet/Black wire in your truck, so you have to ensure the one you splice into, is the one you want.
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There are a couple of places you can find this.

Connector C219
- (Grey 74 pin connector) - Left side of instrument panel - Slot 27 - Violet/Black stripe. It is in a group of 12 wires. Adjacent wires are slot 26 (Pink), slot 28 (Violt/Orange) and 23 (Black/Orange)

Connector C201 - (White 12 pin connector) - Near left instrument panel speaker - Slot 11 - Violet/Black Stripe. It's the only Violet/Black wire in the connector. Slots 5 & 7 should be empty, so only 10 wires in this connector. It is flanked by Slot 10 (Pink/Light Blue) and Slot 12 (Red/Yellow).

Remember, there are more than one Violet/Black wire in your truck, so you have to ensure the one you splice into, is the one you want.
I know this is quite old, but when I googled what I am wanting to do, this came up...

I purchased HIDs for the reverse lights. Just for giggles, I want to wire a switch to them so that if I get tail gaters (I get a few) I can hit the switch and on goes the reverse lights that are HIDs

Can I use the same mentioned above?
Or how can't achieve what I am wanting to do?
Do I get power from the battery?
Where can I tap into the reverse light?

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The wiring above is for the early 3rd generation Rams, so does not apply to your 2012 even remotely. The 2012 wiring diagram is riddled with errors and I am slowly but surely correcting it as I go. As I have not done anything with this circuit I have no way of knowing if the diagram is correct for that circuit so am very hesitant to offer any information on how/what to tap into in fear of giving information that leads to a disaster.

I will recommend discussing this with either a service tech or aftermarket shop that has a very good technician that deals with the electrical systems of the modern vehicles. There is much that can go wrong, and in some cases can lead to very very expensive repairs. IMO, this is not really DIY territory unless you have a very strong understanding of electronics and the new vehicle systems.
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The wiring above is for the early 3rd generation Rams, so does not apply to your 2012 even remotely. The 2012 wiring diagram is riddled with errors and I am slowly but surely correcting it as I go. As I have not done anything with this circuit I have no way of knowing if the diagram is correct for that circuit so am very hesitant to offer any information on how/what to tap into in fear of giving information that leads to a disaster.

I will recommend discussing this with either a service tech or aftermarket shop that has a very good technician that deals with the electrical systems of the modern vehicles. There is much that can go wrong, and in some cases can lead to very very expensive repairs. IMO, this is not really DIY territory unless you have a very strong understanding of electronics and the new vehicle systems.
Brad, your quick responses always amaze me.
That is what I'll do.
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