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12v constant supply

Hi all I need to fit a switched live socket in my Panda. IE not off the key. On my late punto it was easy as there was a permanent live male connector in the internal fuse box.
I haven't spent much time looking..but my Panda is different. I was wondering if anyone has a quick easy answer?.) I'm being lazy so thought I'd just ask to save me messing around
On my punto I just fitted a switch and an extra cigar lighter socket to run my sat nav phone charger and dash cams etc while my car was off.
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Re: 12v constant supply

In the fusebox by your knee there's a big fat red wire feeding in. As long as you're not drawing a massive load, you can tap off this. Make sure you don't cut into it and join it as it needs to still supply a good amount of power to other circuits.
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Just the other side of the glove box (RHD) is the battery. Just make sure you add a inline fuse.
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I fitted a cig lighter in my panda, i brought the wires in from the battery (fused) near where the passengers feet, under the carpet, there is a small hole, i passed the wires through the hole and hid them under the carpet, bit fiddly but it worked well.
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Re: 12v constant supply

I run my dash cam off a power bank. sits nicely in the ducket above the radio.
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In the fusebox by your knee there's a big fat red wire feeding in. As long as you're not drawing a massive load, you can tap off this. Make sure you don't cut into it and join it as it needs to still supply a good amount of power to other circuits.
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I run my dash cam off a power bank. sits nicely in the ducket above the radio.
Good idea! But I run two dash cams..front and rear plus phone and laptop and e-cig s. So I really need a separate charge connection. Will be looking at a direct battery switched socket really. I'll also be upgrading the battery and alternator from my Punto..I have a larger battery from a 1.9 Diesel punto and the larger alternator too..
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Just the other side of the glove box (RHD) is the battery. Just make sure you add a inline fuse.
Thais is probably what I'll end up doing mate do I need to remove the carpet or can it just be pulled down in the foot well?
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In the fusebox by your knee there's a big fat red wire feeding in. As long as you're not drawing a massive load, you can tap off this. Make sure you don't cut into it and join it as it needs to still supply a good amount of power to other circuits.
Yes found this large wire. I'd prefer to come off battery and not interfere with it TBH..thanks all the same mate
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Hi, probably worth looking at this post. https://www.fiatforum.com/panda/2238...1=#post2378734

That's how I fitted mine, and it ended up as a nice tidy installation. Hope it helps
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Looks nice and neat
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Hi, probably worth looking at this post. https://www.fiatforum.com/panda/2238...1=#post2378734

That's how I fitted mine, and it ended up as a nice tidy installation. Hope it helps
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