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Old 12-04-2007, 12:34 PM   #1
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Planning on using an old feeder motor that has a daylight sensor to build my own road feeder. Is there an easy way to wire it to a doorbell button, or maybe the truck wiring to be able to activate it from the truck?

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Old 12-04-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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First you have to take the photo electric eye out. If you connect the ground wire from the motor to ground and the hot lead (from the motor) to one side of your switch and a fused lead from the battery to the other side of your switch you will be able to run it from the switch. We use our horn as the switch for the feeder. Just add quick connects from the horn and then to the feeder and you can switch from horn to feeder.
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:49 PM   #3
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Mines wired in to the brake lights so I plug in a 2 prong into the back then flip on the lights when I want to throw corn.

Like Huntinfool said, you need to get that photocell out of there.
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:37 PM   #4
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If you did not want a permanent install Academy sell a switch that you just plug into you cigarette lighter. Universal 12v cigarette adapter I think is what it's called.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:21 PM   #5
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I'd just use the motor from the timer. Hard wire the motor to a 12v cigarette plug and put a momentary switch on the positive wire. You could mount the switch on a small project box (Radio Shack sells them) then plug it in and push the button to activate the motor.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:08 PM   #6
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I rigged mine up to a trailer light plug. Plug it in and hit the turn signal. The motor pulses off and on. You can switch the feeder between vehicles easily too.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:49 AM   #7
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I have mine wired like scotty. Just stick it in the reciever hitch and plug into the trailer light plug. The turn signal works well.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:54 AM   #8
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Less than 15 bucks at the auto parts store could have you set up to use the thing in any vehicle, front or back.

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Old 12-05-2007, 10:57 AM   #9
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Put a two prong connector coming off of the motor and then buy the foreverlast swithch that Academy sells for $14 and some change. Have purchased three of them this year to replace two not so good controllers and one extra as a spare.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:10 PM   #10
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I never understood the concept of hooking up the road feeder to the lights via the flat 4-pack connector for trailer lights. A lot of road feeder manufacturers do this nowadays. How many hunters corn on their way to their stand in the early morning hours while it's still dark? I always corn the roads where I'm sitting or on my way to the stands, and need the lights on to see the road in the early morning . . .

For me, I have built a cigarette light adapter, with a long cord and a thumb switch I can turn the feeder on will driving around the lease.

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Mines wired in to the brake lights so I plug in a 2 prong into the back then flip on the lights when I want to throw corn.

Like Huntinfool said, you need to get that photocell out of there.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:16 PM   #11
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Mine is wired so that it only runs when the left turn signal is on. Not when the lights are on. You only connect the turn signal connector to your feeder wiring.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:25 AM   #12
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I rigged mine up to a trailer light plug. Plug it in and hit the turn signal. The motor pulses off and on. You can switch the feeder between vehicles easily too.
same thing just wire it to the running lights and turn them on when you want to feed
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:37 AM   #13
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Aren't the running lights on when the headlights are on?

I'll order my next truck with fog lights just for this purpose.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:56 PM   #14
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My running lights are always on. That's why I wire it to the turn signal.
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:12 AM   #15
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Turn signal wire is the way to go if you want to keep it portable then you don't have the issue of it coming on when you don't want to (unless you signal your turns on the ranch roads.)

On my Zuki - I wired in a permenant push-button switch on the dash, but mine is not designed to be portable.

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Old 12-07-2007, 10:52 AM   #16
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I wired the switch for mine "permanently" to the dash. My dad said "what if I want to use it on my truck?" I said "Reckon you better get you some wire and a switch!" I think it was 25 bucks from All Seasons.
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Does anyone know where to get the female connection that fell off the road feeder?
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:36 PM   #18
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Does anyone know where to get the female connection that fell off the road feeder?
You talking about the 2 prong?

I get them at auto parts store. I buy the “extension” and cut in half and have 2
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:38 PM   #19
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Yes sir, thank you. Like an o’Reilly auto parts?
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:58 PM   #20
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You talking about the 2 prong?



I get them at auto parts store. I buy the “extension” and cut in half and have 2


Tractor supply also carries them


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Old 12-23-2018, 05:19 PM   #21
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Yes sir, thank you. Like an o’Reilly auto parts?
Yes. Be by trailer plugs and wiring
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:08 PM   #22
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I used a 50' cheap orange extension cord from WM, wired inline with a on/off switch and a 12V aux. plug or better known as a cigarette lighter plug . Anyways, I switch the road feeder out on my crewcab, SUV, Jeep, ATV, Tractor, just coil the excess wire up. We often make a feed pass in the shooting lanes at night/early AM. I do not like using lights/turn signals when feeding in the dark. Very few nights do I need the vehicle lights.
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:19 PM   #23
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I have had several hooked into the horn wiring witch worked awesome because your never fumble if around in the dark looking for the switch but on my Polaris there is no horn so I had to use the remote that came with the feeder. However next year I’m planning on wiring in one of those big foot trolling motor switches to the floor.
Like this one
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:30 PM   #24
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How I’ve done last 2 super duty’s

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Old 12-25-2018, 09:39 PM   #25
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My hunting truck is only that, so I just cut the wires off the horn, wired them to the feeder. Works like a charm!
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:14 PM   #26
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My hunting truck is only that, so I just cut the wires off the horn, wired them to the feeder. Works like a charm!
For a daily driver you can do the same. Just run a wire to horn with male connection. When you go hunting unplug horn and plug it into feeder. Honk horn with no sound other than feeder spinning
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:48 PM   #27
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Here’s another option. It takes a lil more “want to”.
There’s a pin in the 7 pin trailer connector that can be made to have 12volts constantly. I had to add a fuse under the hood for mine to become hot. Buy a male 7-pin trailer plug and wire in a wireless remote operated switch on that hot pin. I use “The Remote”. Mount receiver unit of switch on road feeder. Keep wireless push button remote in center console of truck. Attach the feeder motor to remote operated switch as described in instructions.
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:08 AM   #28
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:29 AM   #29
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I used a 50' cheap orange extension cord from WM, wired inline with a on/off switch and a 12V aux. plug or better known as a cigarette lighter plug . Anyways, I switch the road feeder out on my crewcab, SUV, Jeep, ATV, Tractor, just coil the excess wire up. We often make a feed pass in the shooting lanes at night/early AM. I do not like using lights/turn signals when feeding in the dark. Very few nights do I need the vehicle lights.
This is what we did---could swap the feeder back and forth between all the members' trucks.
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:45 AM   #30
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I wired mine to turn the right turn signal on, push the break more than 1/2 way, be in reverse then hit the bright lights with the wheel turned all the way to the left and it throws..
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:17 AM   #31
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Here’s another option. It takes a lil more “want to”.
There’s a pin in the 7 pin trailer connector that can be made to have 12volts constantly. I had to add a fuse under the hood for mine to become hot. Buy a male 7-pin trailer plug and wire in a wireless remote operated switch on that hot pin. I use “The Remote”. Mount receiver unit of switch on road feeder. Keep wireless push button remote in center console of truck. Attach the feeder motor to remote operated switch as described in instructions.
There's one for the trailer brakes too, you could just squeeze the manual activator on your dash to turn the feeder on.
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I wired mine to turn the right turn signal on, push the break more than 1/2 way, be in reverse then hit the bright lights with the wheel turned all the way to the left and it throws..


You have instructions on how to do that?
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:42 AM   #33
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I added a 2 pin plug to the front of my truck and made an extension cord with a rocker switch that plugs between feeder and two wire plug on truck and can also be used on the 4 wire trailer plug of any vehicle.
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Old 12-26-2018, 12:10 PM   #34
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This is a funny thread.. bunch of McIvers on here...amazing the different ways everybody chooses to wire up a road feeder
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:37 PM   #35
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I use the same feeder on my truck as my atv. My truck is wired directly into “upfitter” switches in super duty and I built this to run on 4wheeler. Plugs in lighter, goes on bottom of pvc. Cut one wire and put push button on. Come back out bottom and go to a 2 prong plug.
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You could just buy one of these for $20 from west Texas feeder supply

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Old 01-10-2019, 11:47 PM   #38
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Wire it to the fog lights on ours.
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