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2/28/14 7:37pm - Original Message: 'Lighter 12V power outlet'
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So I have no lighter in the Rookmobile and never really cared or needed one. Like anyone is going to smoke in my vette. But lately I have had the urge to have a power source for my cell or iPod....so here's my question. Has anyone tried to convert their lighter to a 12V power outlet? Will it fit? Is there anything special I need to know? I see aftermarket ones on the eBay designated for boats and RVs, will something like that even work?

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2/28/14 9:01pm - Reply: 'Re: Lighter 12V power outlet'
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I removed the lighter from it's original location so that I could install a push button start under the tray(works great). Now I need something to plug my cell phone/mp3 players into during long trips.  I was just going to put the 12 v outlet in with the battery or in the other compartment.  I just saw the various outlets available at autozone

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2/28/14 10:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Lighter 12V power outlet'
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 Uh...Dan...? The lighter socket IS a 12v power supply. You can use it for anything that will plug into it, like a radar defector, ect. They also make adapters for lighter sockets to use for USB ports.
Unless I misunderstood your question....Wink

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3/1/14 7:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Lighter 12V power outlet'
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Do this eBay search:  cell phone car charger usb
 
You'll come up with over 26,000 hits so sort by lowest price first and you'll see a bunch of these:
 
 
 
 
I have a couple of these and they work great.  Plug into the cig lighter and then plug the USB cords.  You can probably find these af Target, Walmart, or any parts store.


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3/2/14 7:40pm - Reply: 'Re: Lighter 12V power outlet'
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As it turns out I went and bought a 12 volt outlet. I guess I didn't realize that its just like a lighter assembly. For some reason I thought it was much different. Install is underway.

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