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Can anyone tell me how, and how difficult it would be to fix the power sockets in my E to where they're on at all times? For me it's a PITA to try and charge my cell phone, for example, unless I'm on a long trip. I'd appreciate any info!
 

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Honda designed them that way to protect you from the Element's puny little battery and electrical system - and yes, it's a real PIA.

Use the search function on the top of the screen and you'll find a bunch of threads covering how to fix it. BTW, I found it easier to put in a couple new sockets than try to change the socket on the dash but the one in the back is a snap and a 2" piece of wire.
 

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I just added two new sockets, both are "always hot" and it was VERY easy. I put them to the left and right of the steering column. I did not like the fact that the factory socket was switched and located on the passenger side. Two outlets from from NAPA, a borrowed 7/8 hole saw and two "add-a-circuits". I tapped fuses #2 and #3 for the always hot feature. It would have been just as easy to use one "add-a-circuit" and splice the leads and grounds from the sockets together. I leave the Ipod in 24/7 with no drain on the battery.

Lots of good info on this board. Here's the thread with several vaiations:
http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62635
 

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Cool. I was wanting to just modify the existing socket but if it's easier to just put a new one in I' ll go that route. Thanks y'all!
 

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Thankee, pard. I do appreciate it.
 
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