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Old 18-06-2005   #1
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I'm treating Paddy to a CD player which I hope will be delivered tomorrow courtesy of eBay. While I'm wiring it I was hoping to wire the cigarette lighter I took from the scrapped 4X4.

The rear of the lighter has 3 connections. One is for the light, one is for the lighter itself, and one is on the rear of the lighter holder if that makes sense.

Bearing in mind that I haven't got a notion what I'm doing when it comes to electrics, can anyone give me some pointers?

I was hoping to power it using the same leads that the radio uses by splicing the cable. Is this possible?

Am I right in thinking that all I need is a positive power supply and an earth? I'm not bothered about the light as I want to keep it as simple as possible.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Re: Cigarette Lighter in a Panda?

yup power and earth.take it off either constant or ignition live depending on your preference. i would think the radio circuit could handle the extra draw.

have you checked to see if theres a plug for the lighter there?
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Re: Cigarette Lighter in a Panda?

I have checked and I couldn't see a plug.

I won't have much other than a phone charger plugged in so I think (hope) the stereo wiring should handle it.
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Re: Cigarette Lighter in a Panda?

Well, any tunes in Paddy yet?

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I'm only out of bed!
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What a lazy man!

I have to go and fit a security system now
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That's what you get for makin babies....... Lot's of sleepless nights


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You hit the nail on the head Jim. I was up at 2.30am this morning and didn't get back to bed until 5.30am. I'm not making any more babies, that's for sure!
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Well wiring a cigarette lighter was simple. The wires were already there. When I dropped the bottom of the dash down they were just under the steering column.
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Re: Cigarette Lighter in a Panda?

How long have you had that car without a radio????

I know you like the basic-ness of it all,but is that not a bit 'luddite'?

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The roar of the mighty engine is entertainment enough for me.
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hi steve, what colours were they, got a lighter out my brava i wana fit in

thanks mate

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Well wiring a cigarette lighter was simple. The wires were already there. When I dropped the bottom of the dash down they were just under the steering column.
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Re: Cigarette Lighter in a Panda?

The red live cable attaches to the back of the lighter, the black earth cable attaches to the back of the lighter bracket. I didn't bother with the light. Two wires and you're away. I used spade connections to attach the wires.
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alll done, works as well !!, gonna fit an alarm tomorrow, will send pics when its finished



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An alarm is next on my list of things to do. Nice one.
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