Wiring to back of cigar lighter in Peugeot Boxer 2010

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  1. sinbad

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    I have fitted wireless rear parking sensors and the display unit currently plugs into the cigar lighter but it does not provide a reliable connection. (Being gelcoating this morning from when it wasn't reliable). Anyway I want to wire it permanently into a 12V/Ground but don't want to use the radio connections as the radio quality is so poor already when the engine is running though I realise they are all connected at some point.
    Does anyone know how to get access to the rear of the cigar lighter to connect to that or is there any where else I pick up power from.
     
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    Simplest way is to get a piggyback break out fuse from Halfords or e bay and chose either ignition live or permanent live in your fuse box and use a body earth near the fuse box for the neg -
    like THESE simply choose your circuit take out the fuse and plug the piggy back in and replace the original fuse (in the right slot) and another fuse suited to what your doing with the extra circuit you have created bearing in mind fuse ratings
    Make sure you know what your tapping into as its no good if it only works when the rear fogs are on:rolleyes::LOL:
    But this way you can simply un plug and try another as your not cutting into anything
    G
     
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    Excellent little gizmo just ordered 4 always adding things to van and bikes just makes it so easy.
    Thanks @Geo
     
  4. sinbad

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    Thanks. That does make the connection easier. I currently have the display which is only about 8 cm*2 cm sitting in the cubby hole above the radio and was going to feed the wires through the back but maybe I should move it to somewhere else to make it easier to get the wires to the fusebox.

    p.s. Don't ever buy a van that is non-white. Trying to gelcoat to match the off-white/cream colour of my van when the colours available on the website look very different on my PC screen to my ipad screen.
     
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