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godd dan it 
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Im planning on adding some accessories to my truck which includes: power mirrors, power windows & locks, lighted vanity mirrors in the sunvisors. I would like to run all of these accessories together and install a fuse. So what size fuse would you recommend? Or do I need to do some calculations of my own to figure it out? Also, where would be a good place to tap into a 12v source? I already installed an alarm and tapped into the ignition for that. Id like to stay away from that and running anything directly to the battery.

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godd dan it 
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I really wasnt thinking about what I said. lol

#1....I wont need a 12v constant source. The only one that will need it is the lighted mirrors and locks. #2.....a fuse protects the wire.....so what I meant was what gauge wire should I use?

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amperage and distance..... I believe thats all a guy would need to know to make a

safe determination. There are all kinds of wire charts that suggest minimums.

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12 V battery is more than enough for everything you want in your truck.
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godd dan it wrote:
I really wasnt thinking about what I said. lol      . #2.....a fuse protects the wire.....so what I meant was what gauge wire should I use?

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You could probably get away with a 6 or 8ga wire.

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