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Old 15-07-2017, 01:34 AM
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hello, does anyone know if and how to change the 12 volt power socket on the front of the dash to be switched not always on. On the 2012 ST
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Old 15-07-2017, 04:18 AM
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how about you pull out the socket and cut 1 wire then fit a small toggle switch to this wire and mount the switch next to the socket on dash. switch on to work and switch off to stop working.
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Old 15-07-2017, 04:28 AM
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Find a 12v source that is switched by accessories, or ign on. Then use that source and disconnect the other.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:38 AM
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Yep, as per comments above I also cut 12v socket positive and installed a relay. Connected switch part of relay to 12v accessory power from stereo. That opens the switch when accessories on. Makes it like all others in the car. I was annoyed also it was constantly on, as I have dash cam installed on same circuit.

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Old 03-09-2017, 09:51 PM
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I actually added a 12V accessory socket in the hole intended for the hazard lights switch in a left-hand drive vehicle. Since it was only ever to power a voltmeter/temp gauge combo with USB outlet (5V@2A = total power of around 1A @ 12V) I just tapped into the stereo feed line. I power my 2-way radio from the always-on socket.

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