Frontera Rear Cigarette Lighter Socket?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Greg Reed, May 6, 2005.

  1. Greg Reed

    Greg Reed Guest


    Is there a way to install a cigarette lighter socket into the back of my
    2003 Frontera Olympus.

    Ideally into the back of the centre console.

    Basically I need to know of a wire I can connect into preferably in the
    boot, perhaps near the rear lighting loom.

    With phone car chargers, in car DVD's, Sat Nav - I am worried about
    overloading the one at the front with a normal slitter I use.

    With modern car electrics I know you have to be extremely careful about
    messing with any wiring.

    Bit dissapointed when most MPV's and a lot of 4x4's already have utility
    sockets in rear for fridges etc.

    Thanks I/A
    Greg Reed, May 6, 2005
  2. Greg Reed

    Mike Guest

    Generally speaking, I'd be surprised if there's anything in the rear that
    you can tap into as of course the lighting circuits are only live when the
    lights are on, and you're not addressing the issue of potential overloads by
    adding a lighter socket onto another circuit that wasn't intended to have

    I understand you concern about overloading - I was worried about the size of
    the cable going to the stereo in my Audi (given that it goes on to power the
    12-disc CD changer when that was fitted) but never had any trouble with it.

    I would suggest the best way is to run a cable directly (via a suitable fuse
    of course) to a live feed rather than adding your socket to another circuit.

    Mike, May 6, 2005
  3. Greg Reed

    me140 Guest

    Could use the live supply to the rear "boot" light. Fuse it and then if you
    over load it fuse will go before the wiring.
    The wire runs up behind the nsr light with a plug there so would be easy to
    get to it. Red/White wire - that is a short wheel base - don't thing long
    wheel base have a plug but wire will be kicking around somewhere.
    Mike is right - amazing how much load normal wires will take.
    me140, May 8, 2005
  4. Greg Reed

    Alan Guest

    Why not run a feed from the front lighter? It won't overload anything
    unless you use both at the same time.
    Alan, May 8, 2005
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