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Hey Guys, I'm installing an amp in my 2009 Ram 1500 QC SLT. After much searching on the forum here I found out that some people are tapping into M48 or M49 in the fuse box under the hood. How do I do that? I want it to be a clean install, so if I have to somehow get under the box and tap into a wire running to the specific fuse location, I will. Very detailed step-by-step instructions are greatly appreciated (pics even better!).

I'd really like to just tap into the wire behind the keyed power outlet closest to the driver's side, but I don't know how to get behind there.


Any help is greatly appreciated!

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ps.....I don't have a voltmeter and don't want to use one.
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Sorry guys for reporting this. No one is responding in the audio area and I'm impatient!! Any help is apprecaited...


Hey Guys, I'm installing an amp in my 2009 Ram 1500 QC SLT. After much searching on the forum here I found out that some people are tapping into M48 or M49 in the fuse box under the hood. How do I do that? I want it to be a clean install, so if I have to somehow get under the box and tap into a wire running to the specific fuse location, I will. Very detailed step-by-step instructions are greatly appreciated (pics even better!).

I'd really like to just tap into the wire behind the keyed power outlet closest to the driver's side, but I don't know how to get behind there.


Any help is greatly appreciated!

Ed


ps.....I don't have a voltmeter and don't want to use one.
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If you don't have the center console with a floor shifter, accessing the power outlet is simple.

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WARNING: On vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, seat belt tensioner, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment and personal or fatal injury .

1.Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.


2.Remove the upper and lower center bezel tray liners (1).





3.Using a trim stick or equivalent, disengage the retaine clips that secure the power outlet trim bezel (1) to the center bezel (2).




4.Remove the five center bezel fastners(1).





5.Using a trim stick or equivalent, disengage the retainer clips that secure the trim ring to the floor console.




6.Using a trim stick or equivalent, disengage the retainer clips that secure the shifter bezel to the floor console




7.Using a trim stick or equivalent, disengage the retainer clips that secure the instrument panel center bezel (1) to the instrument panel.
8.Disconnect the wire harness connectors (4) and remove the center bezel from the vehicle.
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I am assuming you are tapping the remote wire of the amp to the fuse box and the power wire to the battery corrrect?

FWIW, any switched 12V source would work for the remote...
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I usually just buy her a drink.

That always lets me tap it...

If you have the center console, why not use the plug for where the 12v cigarette dash outlet would have been? That's what I did.
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I am assuming you are tapping the remote wire of the amp to the fuse box and the power wire to the battery corrrect?

FWIW, any switched 12V source would work for the remote...

Yes, remote to the fusebox or 12V ignition source, and yes, power direct to the battery.

And yeah, I know any switched 12V will work, but besides the power outlet and the fuse box under the hood, I don't know where else to tap into. There are a lot of wires under the driver's seat...does anyone know if one of these is 12V switched?


THANK YOU everyone for your help!!!

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Download the service manual and check out the wiring diagrams im sure youl find what your looking for in there!!!!!
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YOU'RE THE MAN SUDSY!!! Got the service manual, found an ignition wire and I'm good to go! DARK BLUE with PINK stripe.....DARK BLUE with PINK stripe everyone!! Well, everyone with an 09 SLT Quad Cab without the center console, that is.


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