Background: am installing a Kenwood Nav/BU, etc. and finally working on the BU camera part. Found a/the plug and green wire on console R-side that triggers the BU lights, so scraped a bit of insulation and tapped a wire to the head-unit. Perfect: camera on when move to Reverse. Back to Park...
First time poster, long time lurker with a confounding electrical problem.
Our '04 E has 180K miles.
Two week ago the electrical system started acting up. The typical pattern:
1. Radio cuts out - loses power.
2. A/C cuts out a few seconds later
3. ABS light comes on
4. Windows and...
I just don't know what "it" it is.
I installed auxuillary back up lights this morning. Two 55 watt halogen lights. Tapped into the DRL fuse under the dash as source of power and used an automotive relay to carry the power to the aux back up lights. Tapped back up bulb (green wire with...