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  1. More power outllets

    Shortly after buying my 2007 TDCi Focus it was apparent there was not enoughh power outlets on the dash for todays electronic devices - GPS, Phone charger and Jabra freeway bluetooth (hands free for phone). Plus the 10A outlet that comes standard on the car is permanently live? What I wanted was outlets that turned off when the car was off (not too much to ask?). After countless hours of thoughts and frustration I think I have now found the solution, and it was cheap too . A dual outlet purchased off ebay for around AUS$7 that has 1 x 12v cigarette lighter style socket for the GPS and 2 x USB power outlets (1 x 0.5a and 1 x 2a). Behind the scenes I have a 30amp horn relay connected to the existing 12v outlet and the switch for the relay being supplied by the HEVAC fan power lead. Both of which are easily accessible. A couple of pictures to show where they are fitted... Gary
  2. Newbie From Australia

    Thanks for the welcome guys. Hopefully the Focus will giv3 me some economical reliable motoring over the next year or so
  3. I'm Gary from Perth, Western Australia. I have been driving a '96 Range Rover but for work travelling around it is too expensive to run and maintain so I've just bought myself my first Ford. A 2007 TDCi Focus manual. A few minor problems but repairs are under way. Now the Rangie sitss in the garage waiting for some weekend off road work or towing the boat.