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#1 .Ryan

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:23 PM

Just wondering if anyone has hardwired an iPhone 5 charger into their Focus? This is something I wouldn't mind doing to be honest, I just need to find out how I would do it.

 

I would like to hardwire the charger in, and have it running behind the centre console area so the charging plug comes out of the airvent on the left hand side of the steering wheel (this is because I am hoping to get a Brodit Clip to fit there which will make it all look nice and tidy).

 

Any pointers folks? Is this a tricky one?

 

Thanks.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:33 PM

I can run you up a patch cable for a couple of pounds (for postage only) which will give you a connection to splice from behind the 12 volt socket and allow you to place another hidden 12 volt socket wherever you want one.
Just let me know how long you want it to be.
You'll need to source a spare Ford socket from somewhere though.
Ebay usually has a few.

http://pages.ebay.co...id=231023594871

You'll need to tape around the outside of the sleeve to avoid shorting if it's to be left hanging loose behind the dash.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:06 PM

This is what i would use.

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a82a0d191

or

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item417585a1ca

 

I have used the second one , solder two wires to the connections and hardwired into the fuse box , saved having to buy a second 12v aux socket.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:00 PM

Thanks guys.

 

I had one of those Belkin adapters but the actual 12v point seems a bit loose/flimsy in my centre console :/ Need to sort this soon as the battery on my iPhone is stupid!



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:38 PM

The offer is still there for a patch cable if you're interested.
Happy to make one for you.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:44 AM

I wouldn't know what to do with a patch cable mate!



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:46 AM

You just connect one end to the original socket supply cable and another end to the socket itself giving you a second connection which allows you to add another socket wherever you choose.
Basically it's a Y shaped addition to the socket loom.

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