Originally Posted by Dr4Film
CurbCrusher, what did you do to install yours? Could you give me some advise, please? Maybe your idea and method is better than mine.
I just did what I thought needed to be done. I went to Radio Shack and bought a 30 amp switch, a small spool of #10 wire, a 30 amp fuse holder, and some crimp on lugs and connectors. A number of post in here had said you can find this stuff at an auto parts store, but I could not find 30 amp fuse holders and switches at any of my local auto parts stores.
Then I ran two wires from the fuse box under the hood through the firewall (I used the same hole that the dealer ran some of my US Gear Unified Tow Brake electronics through) an to the small, useless compartment that is located to the lower left of the steering wheel.
I put two lugs on the fuse box end of the wires, and two slide on connectors on the in car end. I then used a meter and figured out that the inside blade of the fuse was on the hot side, and cut one of the wires and connected the in line fuse holder. Then I plugged the lugs into the fuse box.
I connected the fuse to the switch and gave it a shot and it worked. I then planned to mount the fuse in the small, useless compartment located to the lower left of the steering wheel. But, the switch I'd bought was too deep to fit behind either the three walls in the compartment, and it was going to be a pain to get behind the compartment to cut and mount. So, I went back to Radio Shack and bought a project box and just mounted the switch in it, and placed it in the small, useless compartment.
As I noted above, we just took the first trip with it and it worked great. I loved not having to raise the hood at the rest area to put the fuse in and out to reset the transmission. I took some pictures and put there here on Flickr