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Gazza44
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:08 am    Post subject: Wired in? Reply with quote

Hi all

At present I use an adaptor in the cigarette lighter to keep the PDA and GPS charged whilst out and about.

Does anybody know who (eg Carphone Warehouse etc) or how (Is this a DIY job?) to hard wire the system (Is it expensive?) thus freeing up the lighter without having wires cluttering up the footwells?

Thanks
Garry
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spile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a simple enough job if you have a soldering iron or even if you haven't...

Buy an in-line 12v cigar adapter from Maplin (99p) and a bit of twin cable or a ready made lead.
Ensure there is a fuse in the + (inner) lead.

Find a 12v line that is switched - ie is live when the key is in the accessory position. Probably easiest to do this at the fuse box or use a wiring diagram for your car. Connect the inner lead to this.

Connect the outer lead to an earth point and that is it.
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simonpearce
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I contacted Tomtom about getting some sort of setup but they said:

"Unfortunately we have no such cabling of the kind you require, we do not support the hard wiring of our items, you could seek the advice of a professional auto electrician."

Does anyone have any simple advice Smile

Simon
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anyone have any simple advice

Read my post above. You don't need to contact TomTom about this as you are leaving the cigar lighter plug in situ.
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