: 10V Power Supply anywhere on the 07+ Escalades????

12-13-12, 09:31 AM
So calling on the electrical gurus!

I am in the process of getting these power running boards retro-fitted to my Escalade that didn't come with them from the factory and I have everything figured out except one thing. The power running board has a built in shock sensor for safety that cuts the power to the motors if it senses resistance while the board is extending. For some reason, GM designed this sensor to be 10v powered. The factory power running board controller steps the 12v down to 10v for this sensor however I'm not and cannot use the factory controller so I'm stuck trying to find a 10v power source on the vehicle to run to the sensor.

Rather than trying to step down 12v to 10v on my own I was curious if anything else on the vehicle is 10v and maybe I could just tap into that power supply? Anything in the main fuse block 10v powered? It would have to be a constant 10v supply, not a pulse or sensored connection.

Thanks in advance for any info on the subject!

12-13-12, 09:36 AM
So, why not to add some resistor and low voltage from 12V to 10V