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    confused permanent live to cig lighters

    Hi guy's first post so be gentle with me.
    Is there any way to make a permanent live to cig lighters as I have to use my laptop in the car and I do not like to leave my ignition on without the engine running.
    I am sure it is just a matter of rewiring the fuse but I would appreciate some ideas on this. Thanks

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    Yes this bugs me too and the strange thing is my dads Astra H sri has permanent live cig lighter.

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    you can take a perm.live from the boot and run it up.. ive done that for ciglighter in the boot and dvd-headrests...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98vectra View Post
    Yes this bugs me too and the strange thing is my dads Astra H sri has permanent live cig lighter.
    You'll probably find that it automatically shuts off after approx 20 mins. There is mention of it somewhere in the handbook.

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    You could just run a live feed from the battery red terminal) and a chassis ground to the cigar socket...just disconnect the existing plug and tape it out of the way.

    Don't forget to put an in-line fuse in the live feed rated at 15 amps (blue fuse) I think

    Simples!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    You'll probably find that it automatically shuts off after approx 20 mins. There is mention of it somewhere in the handbook.
    I never knew that, I suppose thats enought time if you are running a sat nav and nipping out to pay for fuel .ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    You'll probably find that it automatically shuts off after approx 20 mins. There is mention of it somewhere in the handbook.
    mine turns off straight away.. no delay..

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    if you do this, mamke sure that you put the fuse as close to the battery as you can. That way, the fuse will blow if you trap the wire somewhere and it cuts through, otherwise your liable to set the cable and thus the car on fire!

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    I made my front and rear sockets permanent live by running a cable from the front fuse box to each socket.....


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    mine turns of straight away 2 no delay
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