Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
B&M
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions

Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions All DIY projects & discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-08-2010, 01:22 AM   #1
overhaulengines

 
overhaulengines's Avatar
 
Drives: Red 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,719
Power Port Mod, power without ignition on

i got used to have a direct power point like in my f250 and also in my van, you know where you can plug in your device and charge it and dont need to have the key in the ignition. well our camaro's are not designed to work that way. soooooo, i ran direct power to my power port so i dont have to have the ignition on or key in., i purchase a tap fuse from autozone for like 6.00, tap off the fuse box by the driver side, pulled my console up, cut the red power wire to the power port and capped it. I then ran the new wire from the fuse panel and bingo, i can charged my phone or any other device without the key turned in the ignition.

Lupe
Attached Images
     
__________________
Custom painted Bowties, Tail light bezels, engine covers, strut braces, emblems and custom painted interior parts.
Installation of vertical doors, lighting, reverse hood kits, hex vents, ACS product etc.

Visit www.camarocustoms.com for all our products and services...like us on Facebook.....check out photo albums here for lots of pics and ideas

Last edited by overhaulengines; 10-09-2010 at 12:22 AM.
overhaulengines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 01:58 AM   #2
Ivan @ Southwest Speed

 
Ivan @ Southwest Speed's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2SS/RS, '96 Z28
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 11,798
Dig it!!

Been thinking about this for a while. Well done!
Ivan
Ivan @ Southwest Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 12:22 AM   #3
overhaulengines

 
overhaulengines's Avatar
 
Drives: Red 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,719
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ivan @ Southwest Speed View Post
Dig it!!

Been thinking about this for a while. Well done!
Ivan
thx, works perfect.

lupe
__________________
Custom painted Bowties, Tail light bezels, engine covers, strut braces, emblems and custom painted interior parts.
Installation of vertical doors, lighting, reverse hood kits, hex vents, ACS product etc.

Visit www.camarocustoms.com for all our products and services...like us on Facebook.....check out photo albums here for lots of pics and ideas
overhaulengines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 04:27 PM   #4
Sir Nuke
Master of All Things
 
Sir Nuke's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2LT/RS,'14 Caddy CTS Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast of Houston, Texas
Posts: 16,318
which fuse did you tap into, which number? I'm looking at the diagarm in the manual in the pdf.....but the image is too fuzy. and I'm at work and can't go and look.
__________________
Sir Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #5
overhaulengines

 
overhaulengines's Avatar
 
Drives: Red 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,719
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Nuke View Post
which fuse did you tap into, which number? I'm looking at the diagarm in the manual in the pdf.....but the image is too fuzy. and I'm at work and can't go and look.
i will check when i get home, don't have my ride here.

lupe
__________________
Custom painted Bowties, Tail light bezels, engine covers, strut braces, emblems and custom painted interior parts.
Installation of vertical doors, lighting, reverse hood kits, hex vents, ACS product etc.

Visit www.camarocustoms.com for all our products and services...like us on Facebook.....check out photo albums here for lots of pics and ideas
overhaulengines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 05:24 PM   #6
Myfirstgixxer600
 
Myfirstgixxer600's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 camaro 2lt
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Terre haute, ind
Posts: 27
Was just thinking about doing the same thing yesterday. Good job. Looks like a clean install.
__________________
Myfirstgixxer600 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 12:51 PM   #7
GVA 45TH 2SS
KNGTFALL
 
GVA 45TH 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS 45th edition
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: (Near) Charlotte, NC
Posts: 755
I just went to do this and realized That in that orientation, your 20 amp fuse is being protected by the 10 amp fuse below it.
power to that fuse (display) comes from the near side of the fuse holder.
any other place in there we can use a fuse tap?
maybe can I use the spare locations that have one terminal that is hot (the other is missing)
GVA 45TH 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 10:09 PM   #8
2012LS3VERT

 
Drives: 2012 2SSRS Vert, Black w/M6
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by GVA 45TH 2SS View Post
I just went to do this and realized That in that orientation, your 20 amp fuse is being protected by the 10 amp fuse below it.
power to that fuse (display) comes from the near side of the fuse holder.
any other place in there we can use a fuse tap?
maybe can I use the spare locations that have one terminal that is hot (the other is missing)
The tap fuse doesn't work that way. The fuses are in parallel, and the lower fuse is just to protect the original circuit and the upper fuse only protects the added accessory. You are good to just use it as shown.
2012LS3VERT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 08:27 PM   #9
GVA 45TH 2SS
KNGTFALL
 
GVA 45TH 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS 45th edition
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: (Near) Charlotte, NC
Posts: 755
Yes I know they are in parallel, but in the orientation shown the power is coming in from the right side of the lower fuse 10A.
since the left leg is the supply side of the fuse tap (feeds both fuses).
simple test here- take the bottom fuse out and I bet you will not have power on the pigtail.
orientation does matter on these fuse taps, unless your pigtail fuse is smaller than the original circuit/fuse.
FWIW I ended up using the trunk fuse location and all is good.
My outlets are powered all the time already because my Night owls came with a jumper that goes in place of the relay for the outlets. I just needed another tap for more lighting.
GVA 45TH 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 10:38 PM   #10
layzurguy
Ride On!!!!
 
layzurguy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 SS Ragtop
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Race City USA
Posts: 421
Quote:
Originally Posted by GVA 45TH 2SS View Post
Yes I know they are in parallel, but in the orientation shown the power is coming in from the right side of the lower fuse 10A.
since the left leg is the supply side of the fuse tap (feeds both fuses).
simple test here- take the bottom fuse out and I bet you will not have power on the pigtail.
orientation does matter on these fuse taps, unless your pigtail fuse is smaller than the original circuit/fuse.
FWIW I ended up using the trunk fuse location and all is good.
My outlets are powered all the time already because my Night owls came with a jumper that goes in place of the relay for the outlets. I just needed another tap for more lighting.
Just pull a nice sized fused cable from the battery, and make your own fuse panel in the cockpit. Fuse taps are great for onesies and twosies, but more than that, and it looks like a street map from LA. Whut up Geoff!?!
__________________
layzurguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 11:08 PM   #11
GVA 45TH 2SS
KNGTFALL
 
GVA 45TH 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS 45th edition
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: (Near) Charlotte, NC
Posts: 755
I just pulled the tap to power one circuit, but added a second for future mods. both are on switches, its a little messy in the pic. but its not as bad as it looks LOL


GVA 45TH 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 10:44 PM   #12
layzurguy
Ride On!!!!
 
layzurguy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 SS Ragtop
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Race City USA
Posts: 421
Looks good. Can't wait to see the additions.
__________________
layzurguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 05:36 PM   #13
64stingray
 
Drives: 64vette,2010 2SS,2013 Zl1
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: kanata,on,can.
Posts: 79
I was just looking at this post and found a few things wrong, sorry but I don't know how to bring up a quote so 1 thing, GVA 45TH 2SS saw one the add a cct. is plug backward, this way the supply voltage for the pwr outlet goes through both fuse, not good. 2nd the 12v supply for F11, 12, 13, and f14 goes through F8, called the battery fuse, it's a 30a. fuse, there is already the onstar and display fuses which adds up to 17.5 Amps, if you add the pwr. outlet, 20 Amps, you can have 37.5 Amps triing to go through F8,30Amps. I think a better solution is use F8 and make sure the pig tail points toward the 2 spare fuses, F20, F21
64stingray is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anybody Spray'n their SS yet - nitrous ? WeeZee Forced Induction - V8 37 12-29-2012 10:56 PM
Nitrous System ?????s PoleCat2SSRS2010 Forced Induction - V8 29 12-08-2010 06:55 PM
Would you Twin Turbo for the right price? peteypab2133 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 79 11-09-2009 06:57 PM
Well sunroof question answered (PIC) Black5thgen 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 152 08-29-2009 11:23 PM
Turbocharge your way to efficiency.....and power! Mr. Wyndham Forced Induction - V8 20 07-06-2008 01:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.