X250 and others Cab 12 volt socket change

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The reason for the change is that 12 volt plugs usually keep coming out of contact over bumps causing loss of power to sat navs/ chargers etc without you realising until it proves inconvenient.
These twist lock sockets prevent this
Pictures a bit out of sequence as I've already fitted the new sockets.
First remove the rubber seat for the ashtray cup holder. Then remove the T25 torqs screw.


The whole switch panel then pulls up on the front edge nearest you and out towards you.
The pair of original connectors have a seperate small +ve wire for illumination of the cigarette lighter socket, this wont be needed so cut off and tape back.
The large yellow +ve requires a blue female 6.3mm spade and the -ve black a red 6.3mm



 

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Great post, and a really good idea.(y)(y)
 
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I bought the sockets from ebay China cheap. A UK seller Autostar is VERY expensive for the same items
 

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Yes, I have a bell rigged up and when a non-political post comes on, it rings, allowing me to respond poste-haste.....;);)
 
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One of these days you're going to find that you have nothing left to alter/improve and you're gonna be soooooo bored that you will have to buy another MH to start all over again. :Eeek:
 
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I think next job will be making one of them always on, probably do that this week or at Malvern.
 
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Also a big thanks to Eddie VanBitz for the bike loop extension (Strikeback alarm). I witnessed immigrants climbing out the back of a Romanian registered HGV right in front of the police station so for the first time I used it and tested it which gave me some peace of mind (y)

BTW the immigrants were not Romanians but English speaking black men or at least the one who spoke to me and he was actually polite before they disappeared through the trees at the bottom of the parking area. So my conclusion is the RO drivers are taking a big bung
 
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