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Posting this to both Lotus and R8 boards, because those are my 2 fast cars, and both have big problems with the V1 power plug.

In the Lotus (07 Exige), the thing doesnt push in all the way, "dangles by a thread", often flickers on and off, and falls out with the slightest yank.

In the R8, it is such a tight squeeze to get the plug in, the door to the plug is strained to the max in the open position, stressing the receptacle.
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V1 website has various power adapter accessories, presumably to address problems like this - what do you guys use?
 

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The Lotus power point is more shallow than what we use in the US. Radio Shack makes a power point that will work in place of your OEM one. I just hardwired my V1 in so I don't have to fiddle with any plugs.
 

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yes. skip the plug, do the hard wire. Wires are always hidden on my cars. Much cleaner look, more reliable. 30 minute job at worst.


Tip: When you do have wires around cockpit, dash areas, you can use zip-ties stuck into seams to secure them w/o any lasting damage.
 

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for my phone charger, i just stuck a little cardboard in there to shim it tight....

and agree, just hardwire it for both cars, so much easier. get a tap-a-fuse.
 

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the radio shack 12vdc plug socket swap is a direct replacement for the lotus power socket. Now i can finally plug in my cell charger nice & snug. It's like $8 and easy diy.
 

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Thank you everyone! That hard-wire procedure doesn't look like "30 min at worst" to me :) so off to Radio Shack. And if I'm lucky it will even fit nicely in the other car too. Cheers!
 

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Don't fear the hard wire option Timbo. Just cause the word hard is in the phrase does not make the job hard it is easy and like the others say about 30 min. Just think if you hard wired it in you would not have to plug it in when you start up your car. One less thing to have to remember. Now that is easy! There is a hard wire kit on ebay that is easy to use.
 
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