Join Date: 19th May 2008
Location: Winchester, UK
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Power to rear cigarette lighter
I thought I would use the lighter socket in the boot today to charge my phone as I didn't want to leave my phone on display or a cable leading into any of the front compartments. Apparently neither front nor rear lighter socket is powered unless the keys are in the ignition, even less desirable than leaving my phone on display!!!
I can maybe see why this would be wired like this, so you can't accidentally flatten your battery by constantly draining the power but I'd like to have the choice of attaching something when the ignition is off. Is my car a one-off or is this by design?
Please point me in the direction of where to start to modify the wiring so I can at least permanently power the boot lighter socket. Any help appreciated, I have searched the forums to the best of my ability but come up with nothing that matches this so far.