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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:33 PM

Finally!! Given that yesterday was the first chance in a long time I got to spend a couple of hours on the car, I thought I'd make the most of it!

Using the length of wire and plug that Lenny kindly sent me, along with the socket and earth that I had already sourced, I finally got my additional 12V supply in the boot.

As I didn't have a 12V live plug in the boot, I tapped into the live in the front socket, then ran the cable through the steering column, down along the driver's sill under the plastic trim, in behind the rear 'door card' trim (it's a 3 door so no real door card but you know what I mean!), and into the boot. Screwed on my earth and when everything was working I put everything back together again. Drilled a hole in the trim for the socket and shazam! Well pleased with the results, and look forward to getting the use out of it.

Massive thanks to Lenny for the bits to help me on my way. If anyone else, like Charlie, has the same loom as myself without the 12V live plug already in place, just give me a shout and I'll do my best to help. It's at this point I regret not takin pictures as I went along but it's all easily explained...I hope!

Quite a productive day all in, with fitting heated mist washer jets and, perhaps most satisfying of all, finally getting all the residual tint glue off my rear windscreen!

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:27 AM

whey hey you finally got it wired up n working


which earth feed did you tap into then mate?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:35 AM

Finally!! Given that yesterday was the first chance in a long time I got to spend a couple of hours on the car, I thought I'd make the most of it!

Using the length of wire and plug that Lenny kindly sent me, along with the socket and earth that I had already sourced, I finally got my additional 12V supply in the boot

Massive thanks to Lenny for the bits to help me on my way. If anyone else, like Charlie, has the same loom as myself without the 12V live plug already in place, just give me a shout and I'll do my best to help. It's at this point I regret not takin pictures as I went along but it's all easily explained...I hope!

Quite a productive day all in, with fitting heated mist washer jets and, perhaps most satisfying of all, finally getting all the residual tint glue off my rear windscreen!


No problem mate,
Thanks for the mention and glad you got it all up and running, i know this will be a great advantage to you when working on site.
For those who dont have the loom fitted and dont know what cable to use,
I highly recomend contacting Dave at autoStar top supplier of automotive cable and he will be happy to supply you with the correct cable once you tell him what you want to hook up.
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27b5e04fe3
PLEASE READ eBAY LISTINGS FOR CABLE
Adjust purchase Qty:
In order to recieve desired cable length.
And no need to carry both positive and negative core from front to rear.
Split cable red from black,
Run the red only! From front to rear then earth locally in boot.
This will save weight and make it easier to tuck in the cable.

Then as Gary has made a fantastic job of getting his fitted from the front centre console to the boot panel,
He is top man if you require any information on that.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

whey hey you finally got it wired up n working

which earth feed did you tap into then mate?


I know mate, about time! Didn't need to tap into an earth, just followed the guide for that part. When i bought the socket it came with the plug and a few inches of wiring. I just removed the spade type connector from the plug, put it into the twin plug that came with the length of cable that Lenny sent me, put a ring terminal on the other end and just put it round the screw that holds in the boot trim panel. Luckily in that sense that the length of wiring was long enough, so at least now I have confidence that all my connections and terminals are secure.


He is top man if you require any information on that.


Cheers Lenny! As I said though, all really straightforward following the same principles of your guide, just a slight work around if the plug isn't already hardwired in to the boot. Happy to help with anybody's questions though!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:30 AM

I think I'm gonna order the parts for this n get it fitted next week maybe when they arrive

 

I'll run a long live feed from the boot to the existing 12v supply in the dash

 

Am I right in saying I'll need 20amp wire or will 15amp do?

 

Also, how many metres should I need?



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

I wouldn't be sure about what grade of wire is needed, but might be safest to go with the 20A stuff. Unless you already have 15A and wanna give that a try, but if you need to order it in you might as well go with the 20A.

 

I had 3 metres to run from the front socket, behind the steering wheel, under the drivers sill plastic and into the boot. I've a 3 door so it was dead easy to run straight from there and behind the rear plastic trim. I had plenty to spare in my 3metres, and although you might need a tad more that I did if you need to run along the rear door sill and then up into the boot, you should still have more than enough with 3metres.

 

I just used about 30-40cm of the cable that came attached to my socket and used that to earth onto the boot trim screw.

 

Really should have took pics!



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:07 AM

i've got a length of 15 amp knocking about that will do the job but i'm not sure whether to just order some 20amp anyway

 

i think the route i would take from the boot to the front 12v supply would be to go up through the boot trim n around the driverside roof lining edge hidden behind the door seals (the same route i took for me reverse camera)



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

I have this very week moved the 12v socket I fitted and installed a Ford standard one like Lenny did, my screw on one under the boot trim was in the perfect place for the dogs to knock, which they did on Sunday pulling the wires through.

Looks much better with a standard style placement.



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