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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Siren Control Box install power source?


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Hi all!

I am looking for a little advice on a siren control box install. The siren box I am installing is a DaMeGa Ultimate Siren (links posted below). Off the control box switches I will have 2 radios, 1 radio accessory and many LED warning/emergency lights. Recently I have and the lights and radios powered through fuse taps, however I will need more then 10 amps to run the box. I was wondering if there was anyway to power the box through my 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT fuse box or if I will need to tap into one of the 12v plugs. Any advice will be appreciated. Also I have heard of a mysterious open wire in the overhead lighting unit used for cab strobe lights. Is this in all trucks? Thanks

Bill

 

Siren Links:

http://elightbars.org/forums/f33/damega-ultimate-siren-review-35458/

 

http://www.damega.com/index.php?_a=product&product_id=72

 

My old setup before a lot of mods but still somewhat current:

 

 

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I'd source the power for that siren to the under hood fuse panel somewhere, since you've already got power tapped to the in cab panel. Plenty of places to tap into there.

 

With all the electronics on these trucks these days, you don't want to cause some strange gremlins due to excessive draw ...

 

So like tap something from the main fuse panel?

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I'd source the power for that siren to the under hood fuse panel somewhere, since you've already got power tapped to the in cab panel. Plenty of places to tap into there.

 

With all the electronics on these trucks these days, you don't want to cause some strange gremlins due to excessive draw ...

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Under the dash near the brake pedal there is a square black panel that upfitters use to power accessories. A vendor from the form use to supply a mod to allow for another power outlet source option (in addiiton to a kit that would illuminate an led in the speedo so you could visually be reminded when your engaged in four wheel drive for those with electronic accuated transfer cases). The link below is an 800 plus page document that might help you out: http://www.gmupfitter.com/publicat/2013_BB/2013_LD_FS_CKTruck_081512.pdf

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