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Old 03-17-2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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Want to add 12V output - Driver side

I've seen some of you who've added a charging cable near the drivers side but I am looking for directions on how?
I need to power cables to come out between the steering and the fan control so I can use it for charging my phone and gps [yes i still use a standalone gps, sometimes]. I am tired of running it from the 12 volt outlet from the other side to the driver side, doesn't look good. I like it to be clutter free.
Any directions or suggestions.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:01 AM   #2
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I installed a couple charging points in front of my cup holders. Not where are wanting to put them, but it's a nice central location. I found a spot on my fuse panel that was off with the ignition, ran a fused pair of wire under the floor mat, drilling a couple holes and installed the plugs.

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Hidden cable

Thanks @MarkMN for sharing your setup.
I am trying to have the cables hidden as much as possible behind the dash.
I know where I want them[as shown in the pic], I just dont know which cable to tap into, I am basically looking for wiring help as I am not sure where or how to add an additional power supply, I am terrible with electrical.
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Everything you need to know including where to tap in for power is included here:

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Maybe figure out where you want the outlet to be...then use the existing 12V's wires (appropriately extended) to that location? Then - no need to wire into the fuse panel.
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Maybe figure out where you want the outlet to be...then use the existing 12V's wires (appropriately extended) to that location? Then - no need to wire into the fuse panel.

An add a circuit can be used with with out having to tap into existing wiring.
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This is where I want it.
I also want all the cables to be hidden behind the dash.
So should I still run it from the 12V from the passenger side? or could I just run it from the fuse box right below the steering?
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You can do it either way. The method might depend on how much current you plan to run on the thing.
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Add-a-fuse amp?

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You can do it either way. The method might depend on how much current you plan to run on the thing.
I think I will go with add-a-circuit. I am planning to run an iPhone charger and a gps, should I be looking at a certain fuse amp for this or could I just use any available slot?
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> should I be looking at a certain fuse amp for this or could I just use
> any available slot

Depends on whether you want it to be always-on.

Power sources in the under-dash fuse box:
http://www.elementownersclub.com/for...d.php?p=681706
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