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Dash Power socket question

Postby Knobby2515 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:27 pm

Am a new owner

On the left side of the dash under the passenger side top dash "flap" there is a power socket with a cover over it.
Can I just remove that cover and there will be a power socket or can I remove that a fit a power socket?
Would I also need the wiring or would it be there in the dash loom?

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Re: Dash Power socket question

Postby Altransit » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:44 pm

Mk7?

Socket on the passenger side is to connect to the aux input on the radio, but it may not be fitted :?
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Re: Dash Power socket question

Postby Knobby2515 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:42 am

yes sorry mk7
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Re: Dash Power socket question

Postby carlburt78 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:34 pm

There is a 12v socket in the compartment above the steering wheel , but as mentioned the other side is aux in for radio
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Re: Dash Power socket question

Postby Knobby2515 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:04 am

Aux in for radio?
So behind the blanking plug, there is wiring for the radio?

What is to stop me putting in a cigar lighter socket?


Am also thinking if I got a loom from a left-hand drive vehicle then could do it that way?
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Re: Dash Power socket question

Postby Altransit » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:20 pm

Knobby2515 wrote:Aux in for radio?
So behind the blanking plug, there is wiring for the radio?

Wiring for the "Aux-In" may or may not be there :(

Knobby2515 wrote:What is to stop me putting in a cigar lighter socket?

Nothing really, and you could piggy back into the wiring for the dash power socket :idea:


Knobby2515 wrote: Am also thinking if I got a loom from a left-hand drive vehicle then could do it that way?

Not sure that you would have a place to plug the loom into :)
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Re: Dash Power socket question

Postby MattD » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:36 pm

You will either have an aux input for your stereo, or like me you will have a blank cover. I have retro fitted a powered USB socket which comes on and off with ignition so I can charge my phone when I'm in the van but the socket is off when the ignition is off. Here are some details of what I fitted:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=195023&c=1

Here are some details of how I wired it in. It runs off the supply for the dashcam which had a spare USB socket. Hope it makes sense.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=195079&c=1
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Re: Dash Power socket question

Postby Knobby2515 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:56 pm

Thanks all.
Some good links there
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