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Old 25 Jun 2003, 03:55 pm
jeff|yin
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Default "always on" socket

I know that this is an acura group and that my inquiry is about a toyota,
but the alt.autos.toyota.camry people haven't been too helpful. This group,
meanwhile, has been VERY helpful to me in the past so that's why I'm posting
it here. Sorry for any inconveniences.

see below, thanks.

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Hi,

I was wondering if there is a way to make the power socket (i.e., cigarette
lighter socket) "always on." (meaning that the socket will still power my
accessories even after the key is removed from the ignition) I've read posts
elsewhere about shorting a fuse
somewhere but they are not too clear on the specifics. If anyone could walk
me through this (i.e., tell me WHICH fuse it is) it'd be great.
We have a 2000 Camry LE i-4. I don't have a repair/shop manual for this car
so it's kinda hard for me.

Thanks for your professional advice,
jeff|yin
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1996 Integra LS
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Old 27 Jun 2003, 10:45 pm
Dave M.
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Default Re: "always on" socket

It wasn't about shorting a fuse. It was blowing open the accessory or
lighter fuse, taking a fused jumper, connecting it from the input side of an
available always powered fuse, then connecting the fused jumper to the
output side of the open accessory or lighter fuse. You connect the jumper by
pinching about half of the jumper strands at each end with the fuse blades
in the sockets. It makes it unnecessary to hack up the cars wiring. If you
have a rear accessory socket, a relay for that might be continuously
activated. I haven't seen a problem with that. I have always had success
with this technique and I have had no problem with blade contact after
removing the jumper. However, it does take some understanding about what you
are doing and dexterity.

The other way I recommend for one lighter is to cut the accessory / lighter
sockets 12 volt wire, run a fused wire straight from the battery to the
accessory / lighters 12 volt lead, connecting with a wire nut that is taped
in place. Then put a wire nut on the original 12 volt lead, also taped in
place to prevent loosening due to vibration.

Dave M.


jeff|yin <yinnout@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:67nKa.6788$iG6.3959933@news3.news.adelphia.ne t...
> I know that this is an acura group and that my inquiry is about a toyota,
> but the alt.autos.toyota.camry people haven't been too helpful. This

group,
> meanwhile, has been VERY helpful to me in the past so that's why I'm

posting
> it here. Sorry for any inconveniences.
>
> see below, thanks.
>
> ----------
> Hi,
>
> I was wondering if there is a way to make the power socket (i.e.,

cigarette
> lighter socket) "always on." (meaning that the socket will still power my
> accessories even after the key is removed from the ignition) I've read

posts
> elsewhere about shorting a fuse
> somewhere but they are not too clear on the specifics. If anyone could

walk
> me through this (i.e., tell me WHICH fuse it is) it'd be great.
> We have a 2000 Camry LE i-4. I don't have a repair/shop manual for this

car
> so it's kinda hard for me.
>
> Thanks for your professional advice,
> jeff|yin
> ----------
> 1996 Integra LS
> ----------
>
>



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