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Old 4th May 2017, 16:36   #121
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I want to know - why 3 prongs?
1 : +ve Input
2 : -ve Input (for the LED in switch)
3 : +ve Output

LED in the switch takes +ve from terminal 3 (actual output from the switch)
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Three terminals on a toggle switch would usually suggest a two way switch, eg, with power on terminal B, switching is between output A and output C. It can still be used as an ordinary on/off toggle by just ignoring one output terminal.

Use a meter or continuity tester to figure out what is happening inside the switch.

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SPST (Single-Pole Singe-Throw) with LED --> Simple illuminated ON-OFF switch
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SPDT (Single-Pole Double-Throw) --> 2 way switch
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SPST with LED generally comes with a odd colored terminal which will be the ground (-ve) for the LED and rest 2 terminals were the Input & Output
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What is possibility of finding a unswitched 12v power line inside the fuse box? The car in question is a Tata car.
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What is possibility of finding a unswitched 12v power line inside the fuse box? The car in question is a Tata car.
You mean a fuse that works only when ignition is on?
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You mean a fuse that works only when ignition is on?
No. A power source that is on irrespective of the ignition.
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No. A power source that is on irrespective of the ignition.
One of the wires going into the ignition barrel will be live all the time. Its usually the thickest wire of the bunch. I dont think you'll find a live wire on any of the fuse leads.
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Horn or headlight /parking light should be live. Isn't it?
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I dont think you'll find a live wire on any of the fuse leads.
Few are available

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Horn or headlight /parking light should be live. Isn't it?
adding few more,
- Roof lamp
- Stop lamp
- Central lock, immobilizer
- Hazard lamp
- Instrument cluster
- Fuel cut-off (if available)
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Hi ArunPhillip,

I have acquired Dashcam for my Ford Ecosport and wanted to do the hardwiring myself but not getting enough confidence, Will the Dealership do the hardwiring and fix up the dashcam. Because I want to connect it to the Fusebox so that Cam starts only when the ignition is on. Have uploaded the pictures of the Dashcam. Its Polaroid DS231GW with GPS and WIFI. What do you suggest, should I go for it or get it done through some professional accessories guy. By the way, will the Ford Dealership do it as this is an external equipment that I am going to fix it on my car.

Please suggest.

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