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    12v cigarette lighter socket in boot guide?

    Has anyone on here installed a 12v lighter socket in the boot like how the mk4 golf has them? Would like to see a guide if there is one about. I have had a search on here but couldn't find one.

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    Not installed one but shouldn't be too difficult.

    Buy a 12v socket ideally from a Golf but obviously any will do. Drill a hole in the trim and install it. Run a feed from the front Cigarette lighter's fuse in the fusebox by splicing a wire in. Run the feed to the back of the car and solder to the socket. Run an earth from a seatbelt mounting point or another suitable earthing point.

    If the front socket runs only when the ignition is on, the other socket will be the same. You can take a permanent live (but make sure it's fused) if you want it to run even with the engine off but cool boxes are pretty energy intensive.
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    Ah ok. Yes probably best to take it from the front cig lighter i suppose. Was hoping there would be a good source in the boot rather than try and run wires all that way. I intend on using for yes cool box and sometimes a 240v adapter for charging camera batteries. Might be doing a euro road trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublem_1 View Post
    Has anyone on here installed a 12v lighter socket in the boot like how the mk4 golf has them? Would like to see a guide if there is one about. I have had a search on here but couldn't find one.
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    Iv thought about this as my golf had it, but the 'higher quality' a3/s3 doesn't,

    Maybe come off power feed to amp for sub, that should be permanent live, then just fuse it. My cigarette lighter is perminately live regardless of ignition position.
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