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Old 10-19-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Adding Power Outlet

Wondering if any of you have added power outlets (cigarette lighter sockets) to your Jeeps? If so, could you post pics of where they are/how you have them set up?

Since I have a 5-speed I don't really like having cell phone charger and such sticking out of the dash right in front of shifter. I would like to add a couple of outlets and possibly install them in the center console. Looking for some ideas. Thanks!
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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I think I've discussed mine, many times before. I removed my console cover, radio, and cigarette lighter, and I tapped into my cigarette lighter with another aftermarket lighter from behind my dash, and I attached a USB adapter and cord and wired it through a cell phone holder. I also wired a AUX cable through the cell phone holder. My cell phone charges in the holder and is connected to my stereo in seconds when I enter the vehicle. This way my cell phone is always a touch away, for changing songs, or receiving a bluetooth call, without searching for my cell phone and taking my eye off the road. No more loose wires over my console and shifter area, and my cigarette lighter is free and doesn't get damaged with holders in it. Here's my setup.

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Old 10-21-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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Detailed Instructions for installing additional power outlet:
The top plate in front of the window, with the grill, has no screws, you just pull it up. It will snap out. It is best to do it by hand. Don't grab the grill. There is an area, on the side that you can get your hand under to lift it out.

Once you lift this grill out, there are two screws on top of the console cover to remove, and there is one screw in the ash tray. Then you can pull the console plate off. Now, you have access to the radio, the Air control, and the cigarette lighter.

Once you remove your console cover, you will see four screws for the cigarette lighter cover and the Air template. If you remove the four screws for the cigarette lighter, you can pull it out about 4 to 6 inches. This will allow you access to the wires behind it, from the front. Then, you can drop the aftermarket cigarette lighter with attachments, behind the radio(once you pull it out a little), and you can unscrew the air template and pull it out a little to help route the wires. It is best to unscrew the front screws on the radio and pull it out enough to get your hands behind it. The wires behind the radio may need to be lifted with your hands to get them out a bit more. The shortest wire is normally the antenna connection, and you may need to disconnect it for more room, to get your radio out more. I was able to just lay my radio vertically on top of my shifter, without removing the radio connections except the antenna connection which I disconnected. Of course everything is a little different if you are removing the stock radio. Because, the connections are different. You can route the wires to the hole behind your cigarette lighter, and tap into the wires(positive-red and negative-black) on the lighter from the front once it is pulled out a bit. It's fairly easy. It took me about thirty minutes with my aftermarket radio.
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