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Old 01-26-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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constant 12v for cigarette lighter socket

Had some members ask me about my mod for the cigarette lighter so here are some picture that partly show the simple fix. There is a 12v constant wire already in the wire bundle if you just remove the shift plate/gauge cluster plate from around the shifter. It easily removes by pulling up. The 12v constant wire is the red wire with the white stripe. Just remove about 1/4 inch of the wire coating on the red/white wire and remove the green wire and red/white wire from the plug harness. Strip back the green wire and wrap it around the exposed part of the red/white wire. Put heat shrink tubing over both wires and heat. Insert the red/white wire back into the original spot in the plug. Wrap the whole thing back up as it was and enjoy!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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What wire/circuit is that tapping into? When it blows what will it take with it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #3
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It's on it's own I have tried to trace it but it seems like nothing is there..it has worked for 3 years with no issues..really simple mod too!!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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Note that the red/wht wire is not in all cars (UMQ option).
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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Awesome works. Left some of the Green wire for remote turn on power to future accessories (capped off of course).
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #7
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Just to clarify, contant 12v means that my 12v socket with work with the car off?

If so I'll see if my car has that wire and get it working while I have that cover off.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:26 PM   #8
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Note that the red/wht wire is not in all cars (UMQ option).

what's the UMQ option?
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #9
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Four-pack gauges.
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Just knocked that out. Very easy. Thanks for the info!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #11
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Just to clarify, contant 12v means that my 12v socket with work with the car off?

If so I'll see if my car has that wire and get it working while I have that cover off.
correct, with car off you can still use the plug

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Old 11-29-2014, 09:35 PM   #12
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That has to be one of the most annoying factory features.
Thanks for digging into this for the fix!
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