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    can u cut the cigarette socket of a car charger and wire it straight into the car power

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    i wouldnt, as ive read some have an inbuilt protection, and without it you can easily ruin sat navs etc. if it was me i would wire in a new cig lighter tucked out the way and plug it into that directly, and its still all hidden

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    thats an idea might just put a power socket in the glovebox cheers mate

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    Thats what i have done. Bought a twin socket one one from Halfords, drilled a hole in the base of the center arm rest, fed the wire through and to the back of the rear ciggy lighter.

    Nice tidy install, and out of sight.

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    i gave one away to a member on here not that long ago lol will get one and get it installed did you just tape it all or solder

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    solder mate. The rear was stripped out at the time, so easy to solder it rather than bodge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrac150cdti View Post
    can u cut the cigarette socket of a car charger and wire it straight into the car power
    Simple answer, yes as long as you re-connect it with a fuse as there is a fuse if the cig lighter plugs

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