AtlantaMDX said:I don't think this is a design flaw. I think this is a philisophical difference.
Most domestic cars leave the power outlet (cigarette lighter) on ALL the time.
Most Japanese cars do not.
Why the difference? If you happen to leave something plugged in that really drains the battery (say a laptop computer, etc) you will come out the next morning to a dead car battery.
I generally like it functioning this way. I charge my phone at home in the base stand, and quick charge it (if needed) while I'm driving (with the engine running). Plus most digital phones these days with LI-Ion batteries last for days.
Again, it's just a different philosophy.
Found ithere. Thanks.davegood said:Search for my other thread on this.
Bruce, if you do please take photos or at least some good notes. The more folks tell me "this is simple" the more I'd like to do it. I'm handy with wiring and electrical myself so as long as I'm told what to do I should be fine.TheyCallMeBruce said:Please explain your position regarding altering the relay function, as it looks like a 10 minute job and I plan to do this before the weekend arrives. thanks.
Oops, need to stop reading when its late, bleary-eyed and buzzed with Coronas. The relay in question does control a number of critical devices. I have a solution, but it may not work for most people. I have a direct battery feed to my aftermarket amps under the driver's seat. I'm going to disconnect the console's socket harness and run a dedicated wire to a fused connection to my amplifier power feed. I'm sorry to say that you'll have to find a more convoluted 12v source at one of the junction boxes.mikedan said:
Bruce, if you do please take photos or at least some good notes. The more folks tell me "this is simple" the more I'd like to do it. I'm handy with wiring and electrical myself so as long as I'm told what to do I should be fine.