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Permanantley Live 12V Socket

cemerson Mar 30, 2014

  1. cemerson

    cemerson Registered User

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    Perhaps, but it could also be part of the MMI system (which I suspect) as I think it turns off after 10 minutes with no ignition like the rest of the MMI. I'm sure I tested it before anyway and it did this.
     
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  3. Nerdy Norm

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    That makes sense I guess. In which case I wonder how difficult it would be to (neatly) run a cable from the power socket at the rear of the centre console into the armrest?

    Having not got the car yet, I can't check it easily...
     
  4. veeeight

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    If you spec the luggage and storage pack - you get an additional 12V socket in the boot - surely this would be a much safer place to leave something on charge (if safe) out of sight ?
     
  5. Nerdy Norm

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    I want to put my speed camera beeper in the armrest (to use in conjunction with the MMI visual alerts described in another thread). It needs to be permanently powered, otherwise it switches off when the battery runs out after a few hours. Then I'd have to remember to switch it on again, which I probably would forget to do!
     
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  6. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User

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    Yes it is very easy to thread a cable from the rear 12V socket, to the cubby hole in the armrest.
    Because the lid doesn't actually close the cubby hole, it merely "hovers" over the top of the compartment, so it won't trap any cables.
     
  7. Nerdy Norm

    Nerdy Norm Registered User

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    Perfect, thanks!
     
  8. rayss3

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    Is there any issue with battery drain?
     
  9. aurian

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    Apologies for digging up an old post, but I only recently discovered this and wanted to say thanks!

    It was one of the things I missed about the 8P and I find it very useful, and even with a few odds and sods plugged in all the time (TomTom and various USB adaptors) I haven't noticed any battery drain issues :)
     
  10. Gazjs

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    Used this mod today to make a non essential live powered fuse for my dashcam hardwire install. Works perfectly.
     
  11. kkp0897

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    A very useful post, thank you very much.
     
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  13. kkp0897

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    My 8P is permanently live. While I want the Inverse to be true in my 8V (always live), do you know whether it is possible to make non-permanently live in the 8P, i.e switch off with ignition?
     
  14. h5djr

    h5djr Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    I think you will find the information you want in the first post in this thread. It just involves moving a fuse from one position to another. Be careful what you have permanently connected to the 'always live' sockets because if you don't use your car for a while it could drain your battery.
     
  15. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member

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    Yes it works, did it on 2 8v , a 14 S3 and a 15 COD. Great mod.


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  16. lakers1234

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    This is just an absolute brilliant find!
     
  17. PhilsA3

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    Over on the Octavia forum we discuss enviously the Audi's with their ignition switched sockets. On the Octies they are permanently live ( and no fuse moving trick). I'm in the middle of trying to hardwire my dash cam (to ignition switched fuse 48) because I can't just plug into the permanently live 12v sockets. Isn't it funny how we want the opposite of what we get.....!
     
  18. Zahir hussain

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    Wow that’s a great find . Do you know what fuse is for the phone box. My wireless charging phone box doesn’t seem to be working.
     

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