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Fuse box wiring trouble

I wired my fuse box in today and I have no voltage at the fuse box or at the relay output with the key turned on.
The diagram shows how I wired it, although the forum saw fit to shrink the image and convert it to jpeg for some reason.

I have a 15 amp fuse between the positive battery terminal and the relay 12v input. I'm using a radioshack 275-226 SPST relay. The relay output runs to the stud on the fuse box.
For the coil I have soldered into the positive wire of the license plate light to 86, and 85 is grounded. The diagram isnt quite accurate because the splice into the license plate wire is in front of the female plug.

I've tested all the individual connections and they seem to be sound.
The coil terminals are closed and the switched portion of the relay is open, as expected.

I get weird readings from the license plate light ckt. When the key is on I get 12.8 volts between the positive wire and the frame. When the key is off for some reason I have continuity between the two conductors inside the plug, as they they are both ground. Does the key ground the positive side when it's turned off?

Either way the relay doesn't seem to be activating when the key is turned on and I can't figure out why.

I guess my next move should be to pull the 9v out of the smoke detector and actually test the relay with current across the coil on the dining room table.

Any ideas?
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You sure you tapped into the red wire going to the license plate light? Black/ yellow are ground wires... Or that you didn't tap into a turn signal? Keep us posted...

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if you've wired up the relay correctly (and Im sure you have: http://www.the12volt.com/relays/relays.asp)
if you've tapped into the wire correctly

..then I'd want to check the relay works.

The wiring to the brake light on my bike is a 3 way connector (Taillight (Red), brake light (Blue+Red) and earth(Black+Yellow))


with your wiring in place has there bbeen any change to the brake or tailight?
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"I get weird readings from the license plate light ckt. When the key is on I get 12.8 volts between the positive wire and the frame. When the key is off for some reason I have continuity between the two conductors inside the plug, as they they are both ground. Does the key ground the positive side when it's turned off?"

You're measuring the resistance of the lamp itself. That's normal.

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You sure you tapped into the red wire going to the license plate light? Black/ yellow are ground wires... Or that you didn't tap into a turn signal? Keep us posted...
What do you think I am, an idiot?

But yes, I am an idiot. I used the multitester to figure out which was +12v but apparently I turned the plug over in my hand. I re-spliced into the proper wire and everything works perfectly.
The fuse box is hot when the key is on, and not when the key is off.

Here's a pic of the install. I think it's fairly clean.

http://picasaweb.google.com/Shatrat/...95144610618930
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