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Power, Cigarette Lighter With Key Off — How To

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Some of you may already figured out that the lighter socket in the 2000+ is only powered when the key is on. for things (radar detectors) is good, for other things phones) it’s bad. i wanted to be able to charge my phone while I’m not in the

also, before i go too far, i apologize for the horrible quality of the i had a cheap digital camera at the and haven’t had the time to re-take the if anyone wants to take better pictures when do this, I’d be happy to them credit in the how to.


this fix connects the lighter socket to a different circuit that is powered all the however, there are drawbacks to that need to be considered, and this fix is done at your own

1. the cigarette lighter normally has own circuit with a 15 amp fuse. this fix means it will be it’s amperage with the devices on the new circuit. therefore, low power consuming devices be plugged in after it is completed.

2. performing this fix, you never under any circumstances, use the for the cigarette lighter. it might but you do so at your own risk.


you’ll need the tools and supplies in order to this project. most of can be found at your local shack or electronics and auto stores.

1. pair of wire

2. pair of pliers.

3. two red female insulated spade connectors. sure they’re red)

4. one power tap spade connector.

5. six to twelve inches of 18 gauge (preferably red)

6. a voltmeter.

7. a flashlight. (optional)

8. about 15 including the trip to the store.

how to:

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I’ve attempted to make how to as detailed as possible. however, any done to your vehicle are solely at your own risk. if you questions, consult someone in automobile electronics.

1. if you don’t much about electricity, the battery before playing in the box. if you don’t disconnect the I’ll assume you know you’re doing.

2. locate the panel on the right side of the console. remove the cover by at the indentation on the bottom right of it.

3. locate fuse number 30. the from the left on the top row of fuses.

for the advanced, you can use a different fuse by with the voltmeter to find a that is powered with the key however, it’s recommended you don’t probe any fuses ecu, abs, srs, and others because it can damage the connected to these fuses. recommend using fuse 30 stop or number 31 door and bother poking around.

4. remove the fuse and reinstall it a power tap spade connector the top blade. using the bottom will result in the socket on an unfused connection. that be bad.

a tip sent to me by Chris g. if you need to pull more (up to 10 amps maximum), you can use the bottom and install an inline fuse the fuse box and the lighter socket. if you try I’ll assume you know you’re doing.

5. now look inside the hole, behind the cigarette lighter you should see a white connector a red wire connected to the center of the

6. unplug the connector from the

7. cut a piece of wire that is long enough to reach the back of the cigarette lighter to the power tap that you installed.

8. about 3/8 of an inch from ends of the wire and install the spade connectors by crimping check that the connectors come off the wire by tugging on optionally you could do some here.

9. connect one end of the wire to the of the cigarette lighter socket and the end to the power tap spade connector on the

10. replace the fuse box cover.

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