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Special thanks to tesprit & TheViper. tesprit provided the instructions & filler plate. Filler plate was originally made by TheViper. Viper has a thread on this somewhere, but I've just included more pictures

What you need from radio shack: 12v cigarette kit, fuse taps, female connectors

Step 1: Remove start button panel (2 screws)



Step 2: Remove plastic divider & route wires through hole leading into floor board (shine light up from floorboard to see hole)

Step 3: Route wires underneath dash towards passenger side fuse panel. I used one of the screws next to the OBDII connector as my ground.


Step 4: Remove fuse, install fuse tap, and put fuse back in. Note: I used the stereo fuse. I used pliers to mash the fuse tap onto fuse, & then carefully forced it back into the fuse panel.


Step 5: Install female connector on positive wire of 12v cigarette kit, then slide connector over fuse tap. It should fit snug. If the connector is loose, then get a smaller size.


Step 6: Replace plastic divider, start button panel, & install 12v cigarette piece.


Step 7: Used 3m tape to secure plastic cigarette adapter "filler plate". Done.


Special thanks to tesprit for providing me with the "filler plate" & installation instructions. Filler plate was originally made by TheViper for tesprit
 

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How is the socket quality?
I have trouble finding good ones.
Marinco is the only good one I've seen.
 

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I added one just below the starter button and tapped the DRL wire which is right behind the stock panel...works great. The outlet from Rat Shack comes with it's own in-line fuse holder, their p/n: 270-1556

 

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Question: Is the START button supposed to light up? I just noticed that mine doesn't & I'm thinking I might have fudged it when routing those wires.
Yes, it is supposed to light up, but it is common for the light to burn out. I'm sure it had nothing to do with you routing the wires and it was probably already out before you started the project.

Lancia--the Radio Shack socket is a nice item and of good quality at a reasonable price.

TheViper--Nice job of making those filler panels!
 

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I like to hide the additional outlets, so I use the curved plastic panel under the A/C controls, the one the surrond actually attaches to. The only issue is if you have some crazy big plug. I have found that the Valentine plug will fit and its pretty big.

T.J.
 

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I added one just below the starter button and tapped the DRL wire which is right behind the stock panel...works great. The outlet from Rat Shack comes with it's own in-line fuse holder, their p/n: 270-1556

Great idea! Is there anything else required but tapping the black plastic piece to create a hole? Does Radioshack also sell the cover piece to finish it all off?
 

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Where are you guys getting the "Filler Plate?" Is this just a fabricated piece of plastic?
 
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