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12v socket/cigarette lighter


 
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Darren
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 17:32    Post subject: 12v socket/cigarette lighter Reply with quote

Hello, Can anyone help?
I am trying to wire up a cigarette lighter. Does anyone have an idiots wiring diagram.
Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Darren

Where are you planning on fitting the socket, In the dash or in the rear of the car  Question

The SJs have a strange wiring system but if you are fitting a socket at the front it should be fairly easy. Let me know and I will knock up a quick diagram.  Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 14:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Richie,
Thanks for reply.
The socket is going in the front next to the radio. I thought it would be a straight forward
swap with the old one!!!
anyway a diagram would be great
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 18:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I thought it would be a straight forward
swap with the old one!!!
 

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If you are replacing an old socket it should be like for like.  Center pin will be positive and body of socket will be negative. If its not working check your fuses first if not then you need to see where the wires run from.

The other way would be to discard the old wiring BUT ensure you cover any bare ends in case it decides to come back to life later on. Then splice into the switched positive on your radio (probably yellow) test using a 12volt bulb with one side to a good earth and the other to switched positive (bulb should light). Then connect a new earth to a good ground and jobs done  Wink if thats not clear give us a shout  Wink
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Darren
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 21:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Richie, I think i'll have to start from scratch.
I've got live to it & the outside lights up maybe its a faulty lighter unit
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Darren

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I've got live to it & the outside lights up maybe its a faulty lighter unit


The lighter lighting up on the outside with the vehicle lights only indicates the earth is good. The main feed to the socket will be a seperate feed. Firstly if the old socket is still in check the connections are clean, then you need to check for a fuse and if not run a new live feed to the socket as suggested before. Let me know  Wink
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