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      07-15-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Is Cigarette Lighter Switched or Constant Power?

I've replaced my ashtray/cigarette lighter with the sunglass tray, leaving the wires that went to the cigarette lighter disconnected. If this is a switched power lead, it will be a perfect place to wire in a built-in radar detector.

Can anyone that still has the cigarette lighter check this?
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      07-15-2009, 04:38 PM   #2
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I've replaced my ashtray/cigarette lighter with the sunglass tray, leaving the wires that went to the cigarette lighter disconnected. If this is a switched power lead, it will be a perfect place to wire in a built-in radar detector.

Can anyone that still has the cigarette lighter check this?
12V switched.
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      07-16-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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switched i got my v1 plugged into it
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Perfect. Thanks for the help!
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      05-24-2010, 01:25 PM   #5
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I tried to use it this morning and I had to have the car running for it to work? am I retarded or is there a way to turn it on without running the car? i tried pushing the start button and the nav/radio came on but no power to the cigarette light

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      05-24-2010, 03:05 PM   #6
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Push the start button twice and power will be activated to everything but the car will not start.
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Push the start button twice and power will be activated to everything but the car will not start.
thanks, thought i tried something like that but will try again
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It is a multi-mode toggle switch if you will.

1 press - Nav/radio power
2 press - All systems power
3 press - Back to just Nav/radio power
4 press - Everything off

Press and hold starts the car obviously.

Press and hold turns the car off and power to all systems or press twice to do the same thing when the car is running.
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Press and hold starts the car obviously.
Really? I just have to touch my button with the clutch depressed and engine starts. Or are you talking about starting the engine without the clutch depressed? That'd be GREAT!!! But doubt it.

By the way, you can also start the engine if you depress the clutch pedal right after touching the button to turn on 'radio' or full' power. I do that since my remote sometimes acts up. Take care.
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Yeah you don't really have to hold it if you have the clutch depressed.
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