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    Default Found my next little mod

    God it never stops lol

    Had a brainwave this morning and went looking for something along these lines thinking SOMEBODY must make one and sure enough, I found one eventually.

    I plan on picking two up, removing the round part from the square bezel and fitting them for each of the rear passenger seats, mainly to allow my kids to charge up their iPods on the move, but also because, well hey, it's cool

    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
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    Thats a cool idea, but I just use this in the rear cig lighter.
    Last edited by fingers66; 7th March 2012 at 19:47.

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    Yeah, there's hundreds of variants of those around, but I wanted something to look more OEM and built in hence the hunt for flush mount ones.

    Still haven't worked out exactly where I'm going to mount them yet though, but one problem at a time
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
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    Brentwood 2012: Winner, Saturday Show. Hull 2012: Winner, Best Estate. Hull 2013: Winner, Best Estate & Runner Up, Best I.C.E

    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

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    they look like the could be useful, not sure what i would charge with them but they do look handy!

    no doubt they cost a fortune tho?

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    They're not cheap for what they are no, £17 each, but for the OEM look I think it's worth it.
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
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    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

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    Check out these Ian, they're an industry standard tour grade connector, they'll stand the test of time. They look nice if you mount them from the rear (oooh errr) so that the circular 'halo' fits flush. 34mm hole saw if i remember rightly.

    http://cpc.farnell.com/neutrik/nausb...20This%20Range

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    Looks very interesting Ian.

    I would like to do something similar as we are a family of iPhones and DS Lites.

    Silly question but how would you get down from 12v to 5 v. Is that already built in?

    Thanks

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    I used a round one like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Car-C...item43ade2c778 and mounted it (Hot glued it after cutting it dorn so I could get to the pcb) flush by drilling a hole too

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    Good idea m8.
    Insignia VX-Line Nav CDTI 170.

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    Nice. Original. I like that.

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