Fuse 2 is hot all the time, but it appears it is associated to the stop lamp relay, which I assume means I could get my 12 volts between the fuse and the relay. However, the cargo lamp switch goes to fuse 3 which is also live all the time and the cargo lamp switch is close to where I want the new switch. Fuse 3 is a 20 amp fuse - orange wire - the current draw by the monitor and camera should not be too much so the 20 amp fuse should be okay. So, I am going to junction off between the fuse and the cargo lamp switch and put the camera switch there. I will run the other side of the switch to the positive of the monitor and the line going to the back of the truck to connect the positive lead of the camera to. The blacks (negatives) I will connect to grounds. Hubby will have to put up with my running a wire to the back, I will just have to do it when he is not there! There is a hole already through the fire wall for the remote starter, so I will not need to drill anything. I will use a switch that lights up to remind him the camera is drawing power. Thanks again for responding to my question, I was trying to follow hubby's wishes regarding not running a wire but it appears to not be possible.
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 AT 5:36 PM