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Lenny

Guide Additional 12V Power Socket In Boot Focus Mk2.5

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Thanks for your post, I think your first option may be the best.

You make it sound so easy. How would I go about fitting a relay and run the sensor feed from ignition live to the relay you suggest? Are there any guides on this? The last time I touched wiring, I buggered the speaker wiring loom for my T reg Focus, I vowed never to go near any car wiring again!

its constant feed,
However you could fit a relay then run the sensor feed from an ignition live to the relay,
This would result in power only flowing when the ignition feed is live,

Another option is:
Change the 12v socket fuse location,
You see ford have two power supplys for the 12v sockets in the car,
If you have the fuse in socket 1:
The 12v sockets are constant live up to exactly 1 hour after engine off.
The GEM shuts down to save power after 1 hour.

Socket 2:
The 12v sockets only become live when the key is turned in the ignition.

But i dont know for sure if the 12v supply in the boot is fed from the same supply so you would need to try changing fuse socket an try it,
It may not be on the same supply because its origional purpose was to power a 12V foam tyre compressor which is why i suspect it is always going to be a constant live.

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I've finally got round to doing mine!! 

Works a treat! Great guide Lenny!

dont suppose you know what the black connector is for do you? That was taped next to my orange one...

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5 hours ago, TDCiST said:

I've finally got round to doing mine!! 

Works a treat! Great guide Lenny!

dont suppose you know what the black connector is for do you? That was taped next to my orange one...

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Could be for reversing sensor module I don't know, didn't have that one myself 

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No it can't be that, I have sensors and they are plugged in elsewhere... 

 

Never mind, probably find it was a earth and I wouldn't have needed to run my own!!

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On ‎1‎/‎18‎/‎2012 at 4:17 PM, Lenny said:

Thanks for the comments guys,

the positive feed would also be useful for anyone who planned to fit a sub in the boot, this cable would save them over an hour fishing a live feed from the battery all they way through the firewall and interior to the boot.

the focus is full of secrets :D

footwell lights, ST Pod markings under the dash, secret diagnostic menu, and now this additional 12v socket in the boot,

the car just keeps on giving :lol:

I had literally just been thinking the same thing, I've been looking to get my sub moved from my old car into my focus. Is this supply always live? because if so do you have any idea of a accessory supply that I can use so I don't have to fit a switch or anything?

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The supply is permanent live the same as the front sockets.

Sent from my SM-G930F

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