Power magic pro does not turn off

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I'm still at it. I apologize for the delay in writing back. Here is what I've done:

Removed and reinstalled the wiring for the PMP. Tested continuity between the fuses and the connector that gets plugged into the back of the PMP, also tested between ground and the same connector. All connections that would be required for turning on the PMP while the ignition is turned off are working. However, the PMP refuses to turn on. So before it refused to turn off, now it won't turn on unless the ignition is on. These wiring checks I did should be enough to test that the wires are crimped correctly and that the connections are good.

For the Battery wire I used the driver power seat circuit which I confirmed with my (now working) multimeter to have 12v while the vehicle is off. For the ACC wire I used the rear power window circuit which I confirmed to have 0v while ignition is off, also confirmed with my multimeter.

At this point it shouldn't matter if something is plugged in to the cigarette lighter socket from the PMP since the PMP should at least be able to be turned on to get power from the battery. The dashcam is plugged into that socket and does not get power when I turn on the PMP so it's not the power LED light on the PMP. I even waited 10 seconds after flipping the PMP to ON and got no juice. I also swapped out the PMP itself with my spare (unused) PMP and that one won't work either.

The interesting thing is that after I turn the car off with the PMP turned on the PMP continues to supply power to the dashcam. The LED's on the dashcam were blinking but I was able to trigger a manual recording via the proximity sensor (it's a DR650S-2CH). I measured the voltage it was getting from the battery and it said 12.58v. I have the setting set to 12v and 12 hours. But get this, I turn the PMP off but I can't turn it back on. The fuse on the battery circuit said 12.63v with the PMP off.

The only thing I have not done yet, that I can think of, is replaced the wiring for the PMP completely. I may just do that but I'll wait for more feedback.

Thanks again for all your help. I'm just a newbie learning this electrical stuff. Any amount of help is good.
 
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Thought I would add what was causing my PMP not to turn off whit the ignition.

Turned out to be a backfeed on the lighter socket when I had a USB charger connected and a battery pack on charge, as soon as I unplugged it the PMP shut off as it was meant to.

Will now move to a different accessory control circuit to avoid this problem but thought this might help someone else with this problem.
 

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Thought I would share this.... I can not find -anything- on my cruze, so did it all myself.
2015 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ, power everything. My Blackvue DR900s-2ch I installed with the PMP, I have the red wire add-a-fuse'd to the power outlet(#6), and the yellow wire is add-a-fuse'd to the trunk latch fuse(#16), NOT the relay, high in the fusebox. It turns on and off exactly how it's supposed to. I previously had that problem it wouldn't turn off, so it turns out I had the yellow wire fused to the audio fuse, that was a mistake. Now, if I could only find someone with my car, to tell me about the installation of a mirror tap for my Escort.... power mirror, onstar, auto-dimming. :)
 

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Welcome to DCT @SandmanXX :) and thanks for sharing the info. Hope you get an answer on the Escort soon!

Phil
 

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Now, if I could only find someone with my car, to tell me about the installation of a mirror tap for my Escort.... power mirror, onstar, auto-dimming. :)
It would need to be connected to a supply that switches on and off with the ignition. A suitable candidate would appear to be the same fuse as that which supplies the red wire to the PMP.
Bear in mind that I have absolutely no knowledge of your vehicle, but just offering up what seems to me to be a logical solution. I have wired up a couple of autodimming mirrors in cars, and the ignition switched supply is the one that I have used as you only need it powered whilst driving.
 

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