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Hey keystone183 or anyone else who has successfully done this,

Do your switches work when your truck is off or only when on? Let me know.

I'm about to do this install in my '12 PW. That red/white 12v input wire you used tests as constant hot in my truck rather than ignition only. I want my switches to work ignition on only.

I know there are other ignition only 12v sources available but this one, along with the black/green ground are really convenient here.

Any help anyone has is greatly appreciated!

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The switch panel draws very little power, you could easily tap into the power from the ignition switched cigarette lighter plug.
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Where did you pick up the aux switch bank from and how did your factory switches integrate with it? I think I missed something in your post as mine has tow/haul, hazards and a few other switches in that location
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It's an switch panel that replaces the heated seats switch panel...or if your truck doesn't have that, it goes where the RAM logo is. The switch panel needs to be wired in with a series of relays as the switch puts out ground, not power. It only puts out a couple milliamp per switch.
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ok, so why did you put the swithces there and get rid of the switches that were there before? did you not have any switches there from the factory??? my step dads has a bunch of switches there but some of them are blank. why not just remove the blanks and put in some extra switches in there??? im just a little confused with why you did it that way.
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You can't remove the blanks, and add new switches with the way the switch panels are made. That's why we added the new switch panels.

I did not have any switches there from factory, which is why it wasn't a big deal.
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yeah, ok. i get it. you replaced the word ram with switches. i totally forgot that thing was there. nice!
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do you happen to have the part number for the switch bank?
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The switch panel: 5164912AC
wiring pigtail: 68057288AA

The wiring pigtail includes the connector for the panel, with about a foot of wire. I'll try to locate a wiring diagram for it for you.
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It does not come with a schematic and I was unable to find one. I took the switch apart to figure out Hot and ground and output pins. There are no lights that come on with dash lights. When you hit the switch it will light up amber and kills power to output pin. All outputs have voltage until switch is pressed. The output is not a ground. When this setup comes from the factory it is run through an Aux power box.
Here goes, hold the switch so that the lock indent is at the top, missing pin location is bottom middle right (pin6). Pins reading left-right, top-bottom are:

4321
8765 pin 6 is missing on the switch

or clockwise from missing pin 78 4321 5

1 +
2 -
3 Switch Output #2
4 Switch output #1
5 +
6 No pin
7 Switch output #4
8 Switch output #3

Pin 1 I believe is power to switches 1&2
Pin 5 I believe is power to switches 3&4
Be careful verifying this as one pin supplies the power for all the LEDs on the switches but not the actual switch?? (this is what I observed but my mind was fried by that point.)
This is what allows you to have one set of switches constant hot and one set ignition hot. If you want to have both ignition or both constant you just connect them both to the same source of 12 volt. They are to be fused at I believe 5 amps either way. A good source for this power is the 12 volt plugs in the dash one is constant, one is ignition hot. You can not use either of these as your power source for the relays though as they are not rated for the that much amperage.

I simply mounted 4 relays under the dash, rather than making a power distribution center under the hood. I hooked power to the relay for the switch side, and hooked the wire from the aux switch pigtail to the ground side.
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