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Old 01-09-2012, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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additional 12V socket for Garmin

Hi,

can anybody show me how to install an additional 12v socket, i would like to attach my Garmin to the left side of the steering wheel below the AC vent and i dont want the wiring to be visible.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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can anybody show me how to install an additional 12v socket, i would like to attach my Garmin to the left side of the steering wheel below the AC vent and i dont want the wiring to be visible.
I took a 12v cigarette lighter

trimmed off the excess wire and used the fuse panel on the drivers left to power it.Mounted the GPS on the suction cup in lower left windshield,ran the power cord along "A" post down along the door gasket tucked it up under dash & plugged into cigarette plug. Its all tucked up under the dash & I can remove it from one car to another.
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Re: additional 12V socket for Garmin

lots of write ups. basically get your set an add a fuse/tap a fuse for the inside fuse box and then run the wire to a dc receptacle you have installed. pretty simple.
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Re: additional 12V socket for Garmin

thanks alot that's very easy and helpful.
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I took a 12v cigarette lighter

trimmed off the excess wire and used the fuse panel on the drivers left to power it.Mounted the GPS on the suction cup in lower left windshield,ran the power cord along "A" post down along the door gasket tucked it up under dash & plugged into cigarette plug. Its all tucked up under the dash & I can remove it from one car to another.
what is the easiest and best way to hook the wire to the fuse panel?
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Re: additional 12V socket for Garmin

The sample receptacle you have pictured as in line fuse. you dont need that type of receptacle if you tap right into the fuse box since the tap kit comes with a mini fuse.

get a tap a circuit. then you can see what you have to do with your power lead off the DC receptacle to get it to connect to the tap a circuit.

it all depends on the DC receptacle and what's wired to the lead end. you can cut off the existing lead and replace it to what works with your tap a circuit.

the one below you would just connect a bare power wire to the tap circuit. REMEMBER you want a mini tap kit!

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The sample receptacle you have pictured as in line fuse. you dont need that type of receptacle if you tap right into the fuse box since the tap kit comes with a mini fuse.

get a tap a circuit. then you can see what you have to do with your power lead off the DC receptacle to get it to connect to the tap a circuit.

it all depends on the DC receptacle and what's wired to the lead end. you can cut off the existing lead and replace it to what works with your tap a circuit.

the one below you would just connect a bare power wire to the tap circuit. REMEMBER you want a mini tap kit!

ATM Mini Add A Circuit Fuse Holder Tap - The Repair Connector Store
the 12V cigar lighter has two wires, red and black, the red one will go into the a tap, however, where will the black one go?
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Re: additional 12V socket for Garmin

Hidden 12V outlet mount


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the 12V cigar lighter has two wires, red and black, the red one will go into the a tap, however, where will the black one go?
Take the black to a ground, find a screw or bolt unscrew it enough and get the stripped wire or crimp a connector on it and tighten the screw back down.
What ever you do DO NOT cut the male plug off the Garmin cord and wire straight to 12v, you will fry your GPS, The male plug kicks the 12v down to what ever it needs on some units.
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