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Power for PDA / SAT NAV

156 Sportwagon.

How do I provide a 12 v switched power supply for the PDA(on offside of UK car)?......getting tired of using the cigarrette lighter.

Is the easiest way to remove the bottom cover of steering column to expose the ignition switch (and is this just the 3 screws)?. Access to the fuse box is easy but what wire to connect to...the main power is unswitched.

All help gratefully received.

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Re: Power for PDA / SAT NAV

my usual and easiest solution is to remove the ashtray from the centre console and connect my power feed to the back of the cigarette lighter. That way, you get the same "heavy duty" fsupply that already feeds the cigarette lighter and if you blow the fuse, the impact on other systems is minimal.

I bought an "in line" cigarette lighter socket and hid it in behind the dash - taking the feed from the main cigar socket. That way, I can use accessories (like the PDA sat nav supply) that come as a cigar lighter plug, but they are hidden out of site and can still be easily removed.....
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