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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

12v socket in the boot is an option here in Denmark on the Evo, at a rather nasty price of 1,500 dkk (about 165 ! )

Honestly, that IS rather a stupidly high price and surely materials do not cost that! Sheesh.

Perhaps it would have made sense to make it standard, for those little pence it costs them. Mind you, one thing that has always annoyed me is that my Panda has no boot light. Why, oh why, trim that off the price!!

Damn cost cutters.
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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

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12v socket in the boot is an option here in Denmark on the Evo, at a rather nasty price of 1,500 dkk (about 165 ! )

Honestly, that IS rather a stupidly high price and surely materials do not cost that! Sheesh.

Perhaps it would have made sense to make it standard, for those little pence it costs them. Mind you, one thing that has always annoyed me is that my Panda has no boot light. Why, oh why, trim that off the price!!

Damn cost cutters.
165 for a 12v Socket
I agree about the Panda, that always annoyed me as well although not as much as the "forever breaking washer jets" thats actually the main reason I changed to the Evo (as daft as it sounds).
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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

wiring is probably there
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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

looking at the owners manual it shows a diagram on the use of the tyre seal and compressor that you plug in the socket in the boot, so unless you have all opted for spare wheel i would of thought it would be there, i havent got my evo yet get it saturday its an eleganza so i let you know if i got one or not
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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

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looking at the owners manual it shows a diagram on the use of the tyre seal and compressor that you plug in the socket in the boot, so unless you have all opted for spare wheel i would of thought it would be there, i havent got my evo yet get it saturday its an eleganza so i let you know if i got one or not
I never opted for a spare, in fact the spare wheel was not an option here for the Sport on the 17" wheels.

Boot 12v socket was an option and is not standard on the Sport, at least here.

Having looked myself, there is a round hole next to the boot light where the socket would be. It's obviously not standard.
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I never opted for a spare, in fact the spare wheel was not an option here for the Sport on the 17" wheels.

Boot 12v socket was an option and is not standard on the Sport, at least here.

Having looked myself, there is a round hole next to the boot light where the socket would be. It's obviously not standard.
Strange how things vary country to country, you'd of expected extras to be the same everywhere with maybe the exception of satnav (due to maps etc)

Was certainly no Boot 12v socket option here, I opt'd for the spare wheel though.

Also you had the "Multi Functional Trip Computer" extra right? or was that someone else, Still no sign of 2 different screens here
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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

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Strange how things vary country to country, you'd of expected extras to be the same everywhere with maybe the exception of satnav (due to maps etc)

Was certainly no Boot 12v socket option here, I opt'd for the spare wheel though.

Also you had the "Multi Functional Trip Computer" extra right? or was that someone else, Still no sign of 2 different screens here
Yes, it's rather odd isn't it?

Spare wheel was only an option on the Active or Dynamic versions (not the Sport), also excluding 1.4 MA 105 and Multijet 16v 95. Strange.

Makes far more sense from Fiats point of view to keep them in-line. They don't offer "packs" here, it's all just options.

Obviously though, from a road safety point of view, it makes more sense for the boot to be open while you are trying to pump your tyre, rather than having to open a door. Esp. seeing as the 3 doors are so long.

Yes, it was me who has the multifunction display.

Why on earth would Fiat not offer the Multifunction display to the UK?!

That makes no sense. It's just a display, which could be popped into either LHD or RHD. In fact, mine is in English anyway, which is perfectly okay with this Brit. It was not standard here in Denmark, it was another option, about 4,000 DKK (about 450 !). Although rather expensive, I would recommend it.

Someone got a UK options brochure? Are you sure it's not on there?
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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

Its in the Abarth Options, aint see an Evo one yet.
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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

i just have the hole in the boot too, i asked the dealer if they could check the cost of installing it but they werent very helpful, they said that their arent any wired there and still gave me no cost, ronxray did you get anywhere?
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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

I put one in mine... cost about 20-25 to do holder (got for my old car cost about 15)

length of 20A+ wire

a Yellow ring crimp with a 8mm hole

2 insulated female blue spade crimps

a fuse holder and a 20a fuse



Simple explanation

remove boot side carpet and plastic boot trim (the one that runs along the back of the car)

now run a wire from the rear earth post to the holder (ring crimp to secure wire to earth post) then put a spade on the end (to go onto the back of the socket)

Next run a cable from the front passenger foot well to the boot socket area

crimp on the end again like the earth....

now behind the plastic kick trim under the bonnet pull there is a nice big constant Live i soldered onto this and bound in tape then put a fuse as close as possible then connected my wire to the boot....


Just check the centre pin of the socket is live and the outer shroud is earth


Hardest task is getting the cable form front to back
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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

could just order up one from the GP range and fit it yourself if you're that way inclined.
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Re: No 12v Socket in the Boot :(

im in the middle of installing a power point in my boot as i think it may be handy, and for all the hastle it will be it wont be that bad, all you need to do is unscrew the left hand sills and pretty much all of the left hand panels and run a cable following the others, 0.5mm cable is sufficient im sure.
then you put a point in the boot (found one on ebay with a light for 4) and crimp the ends of the cable to it (does anyone know the size of the spade crimp for it?)
you just need to decided if you want to take it back to the battery or the other power point, im not that far yet as it was a spur of the moment thing so im waiting on the socket arriving

will post more info later if this was any use
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im in the middle of installing a power point in my boot as i think it may be handy, and for all the hastle it will be it wont be that bad, all you need to do is unscrew the left hand sills and pretty much all of the left hand panels


no remove sill

then unclip lowed rear card (assuming you have 3 door)


in boot remove carpet side


then use bamboo garden cane to draw the cable through from door pillar to boot (( slide from boot to front pull it out slightly then tape wire to it and pull back))
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