TheJM's 2017 Silverado CM Set up Thread (Continually Updated)

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This is an awesome post. I'm hoping I can get a few questions answered... I also have a 2017 Silverado as well and I'm wondering the route you took from the battery to your distro panel. I plan to recreate your install. But before I start drilling holes, I am wondering if you have any suggestions on routing the main power wire? Also, you don't have any issues with long power wire runs? (to your radar detector? to your power magic pro?

I'm planning to connect to:
Uniden R3
additional USB power to the central console - Fire Stick power supply (connect to the OEM infotainment system via video input module)
Truck Bed lights (unless I split off the 12v to the hitch) have but not installed yet.
Future ALP
(future) Blackvue 900S via power magic pro Undecided with 2 channel or just front windshield.

Do you find having the rear camera on the Silverado useful?


Any suggestions/Info would be greatly appreciated!
 
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This is an awesome post. I'm hoping I can get a few questions answered... I also have a 2017 Silverado as well and I'm wondering the route you took from the battery to your distro panel. I plan to recreate your install. But before I start drilling holes, I am wondering if you have any suggestions on routing the main power wire? Also, you don't have any issues with long power wire runs? (to your radar detector? to your power magic pro?

I'm planning to connect to:
Uniden R3
additional USB power to the central console - Fire Stick power supply (connect to the OEM infotainment system via video input module)
Truck Bed lights (unless I split off the 12v to the hitch) have but not installed yet.
Future ALP
(future) Blackvue 900S via power magic pro Undecided with 2 channel or just front windshield.

Do you find having the rear camera on the Silverado useful?


Any suggestions/Info would be greatly appreciated!
First, thanks for your queestions. I am glad that you found my post helpful. This was the whole point of me posting this.

The wire that runs from the battery to auxiliary fuse panel enters the cabin in the front passenger floorboard, well about a foot up from the flat part of the floorboard. It then runs along the passenger side beside both doors and then along the back of the cab to the drivers side.

If you size the wires appropriately, you wont have any issues with long wire runs. My longest run from the battery to the fuse panel and to the devices is probably 35 feet. Use a good wire sizing guide and you can make sure you don't get too much voltage loss. I used 8 AWG wire to run from the battery to the panel and that results in a maximum of 5% loss at 40 amp constant draw which is a lot more than I'll ever use. After taking a meter to my system, during normal operation, my voltage loss is less than 0.05V.

When I was planning my electrical system I wanted to engineer it so that it could handle 40 amps cause thats what the Anderson Connectors I used maxed out at. This meant sizing all wires, connectors, relays, etc to handle this current. I'm really glad i did it this way because now I never have to worry about what I connect to the system, CB Radio, inverter, charger, etc. This system can handle just about anything.

Also, I designed this system so that it does not connect to the trucks CPU or OEM electrical system at all EXCEPT for where the relay is triggered by an ignition wire. This way I can easily rip this entire thing out and the truck will be good as new. Thats some advice i'd give you.

Hope this helps!
 

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Ohh, and I like my rear camera. Ive always liked having a rear dashcam.
 

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