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Cigerate Lighter in boot

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by ben652, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. ben652

    ben652 Active Member

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    is it possible i have searched and no one has said it cant be done but no one has said i can i .it just i case of conect one up to the boot light or is there another way cheers for any help :shrug:
     
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    I wouldnt connect it to the boot light circuit, I may be wrong but I wouldnt have thought that would be fused high enough to cope with the range of accesories you could plug into that type of outlet.
     
  3. dav3

    dav3 devilishd4ve xbox tag

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    Is there not one in your boot already. There's one in my boot on the n/s wheel arch carpet.
     
  4. ben652

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    nor never seen one have i good look tommorrow if not what would u wire it to
     
  5. dav3

    dav3 devilishd4ve xbox tag

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    Just realised mate mine is in the recess behind the n/s lights not the wheel arch. It should have a 12v cap/cover on it if it's there. Not sure where to wire it up if you haven't got one. Might be worth speaking to an auto electrician, but at a guessI'd say straight to battery with fuse/resistor inline. As the cig lighters are a constant live in a Seat
     
  6. mark smith

    mark smith "take it or leave it !"

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    as above !
     
  7. dholdi

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    I'm pretty sure they wernt fitted to all models. It may be worth getting behind the lining in the area mentioned above as I wouldnt have thought the looms would be different. If so there may be wiring there for it.
    If not as dav says wire back to battery or spare way at the fuse box with suitably sized cable and fuse.
     
  8. ben652

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    cheers guys i will look tommorow
     
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    ^^^ agreed, defo 12v power point in mine
     
  10. dh00001

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    the power outlet in the boot wasnt in all leons. it was in early models, then it wasnt, then it came back,then went :p
    fairly easy to do, run a power cable off of a source (battery direct maybe?) use 10g as a guess. have a 10amp fuse in line and connect to a cigarette lighter available from most places and connect the negative to a good earth source.
    do it that way and it will stay on with ignition off
     
  11. ben652

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    just looked not in mine
     
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    Defo not fitted to all cars as my 2004 LCR has one but my dads same age Cupra TDI doesnt. My Old 1999 golf gti did so maybe you can source the connections and wiring from a scrappy?
     
  13. ben652

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    cheers for the help lads
     
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    Its easy. put mine in by the boot light. Took about 5 mins
     
  15. ben652

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    what u mean u wired off the boot light richellis
     
  16. SalSheikh

    SalSheikh Under the Hood

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    i havent got one, but would recommend running a new feed from the battery with inline fuse. Safety first!
     
  17. richellis

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    No, there is a switched Live, and a good earth.
     
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    Id av thought the lamp in the boot was on a 10amp fuse, it would need to be 30amp for the lighter i would have thought.
     
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    The cigarette lighter in the front is 15A as I just changed my fuse the other day as it blew.

    Also I don't have a 12V lighter socket in the boot of my car either :(
     

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