Wire color for continous 12v

Asked by Jan 14, 2016 at 07:16 PM about the 2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi all, I'm installing tracking modules for my company's fleet and everything's been going pretty smoothly up until I got to our boom truck. It's a 2011 F-450 Super Duty. The wiring lists I've looked at reference wire color codes that don't exist and the GPS vendor hasn't been too much help either. I know that the ignition wire is white with an orange stripe, but their list references a non-existent Green/Red wire for the battery source. Their support representative said there should be a red wire, but I'm still not seeing anything of the sort. Does anybody know what the color code should actually be or where I can safely tap into for battery power?

2 Answers

42,795

I don't know the wiring color codes, but are you using a test light checking for power leads? It may help.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
40,505

Look for an auxiliary hot wire at the battery. You can always run a new hot to the battery along with an inline fuse. Check the fuse box with a volt meter to see if any circuits remain hot with the ignition off. There usually are some extra empty slots available.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

F-450 Super Duty

Looking for a Used F-450 Super Duty in your area?

CarGurus has 36 nationwide F-450 Super Duty listings starting at $23,900.

Postal Code:

Search Ford F-450 Super Duty Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford F-450 Super Duty Experts

#1 gorsmar
gorsmar
Reputation 60
#2 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 50
#3 mlopez38
mlopez38
Reputation 40
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
29 Great Deals out of 690 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
23 Great Deals out of 438 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Ram 3500
6 Great Deals out of 98 listings starting at $12,988
Used Ford F-150
349 Great Deals out of 6,361 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
5 Great Deals out of 227 listings starting at $10,900
Used Ram 3500
13 Great Deals out of 1,267 listings starting at $22,000
Used GMC Sierra 3500HD
7 Great Deals out of 285 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
17 Great Deals out of 624 listings starting at $7,900
Used Dodge Ram 2500
7 Great Deals out of 100 listings starting at $9,995
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
20 Great Deals out of 811 listings starting at $5,980
Used Ram 2500
22 Great Deals out of 1,680 listings starting at $18,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty For Sale
11 listings starting at $56,169
2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty For Sale
3 listings starting at $55,189
2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty For Sale
4 listings starting at $49,900