hi What towbar have you got on the 4x4 ....and where did you get it fitted how much etc etc any cuts in bumper any picures Thanks
Im slightly confused. Youre going to run a wire from the cigarette lighter socket through the car out the boot over the hitch and into the trailer Towbars in the UK which have a second socket are signed for charging a battery - one of the terminals is switched 12V. Have you got a second (grey) socket on the towbar H
Originally Posted by pandissimo I think with hindsight I should have had a double socket fitted. Useful info for my next panda purchase. Thanks for the tip. What are you dragging around behind your panda 2 things (not at the same time though that raises some interesting thoughts) A beat up old trailer which I use to cart farming stuff around and a Dandy which is a sort of cross between a trailer tent
Have a look for the original wiring if not wire it with a fuse direct to the battery.
so i get some thick electric wire and a fuse. wire from ligther to fuse (soldered cus im lazy lol) then more wire soldered then onto positive side of battery. then wire from ligther to earthloom (hedgehog) am i right in this should be easy to do otherwise the 4 years of electronics in school was a waste lol thanks J
lighter 12v fuse holder 17 amp wire on small reel and i connect it all together with my soldering iron then connect it to the earth(hedgehog(i think)) on drivers wing and positive on battery if ive got soemthing wrong pelase say as im goingto buy it in a bit thanks J Attached Thumbnails   __________________ Jonathan Waller Current 98 106 GTi 87 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6 Mini City 1000 Past fiat
Originally Posted by herpsuk so i can get a 15 amp fuse or what about any higher 25 maybe and i can get a standard ciggy lighter 12v fuse holder 17 amp wire on small reel and i connect it all together with my soldering iron then connect it to the earth(hedgehog(i think)) on drivers wing and positive on battery if ive got soemthing wrong pelase say as im goingto buy it in a bit thanks J Thatll work but as said 15 amp Oh you can also connect to the lighting circuit so it lights up at night.
Originally Posted by Jonty3 Bump. Running a separate feed to the battery with an inline fuse is IMO the way to go. This thread may help you. httpwww.fiatforum.companda22388...ux-socket.html
connected to the fusebox... Im hoping (as I want to do mine) that its just a case of missing a fuserelay and not that I have to pull the thing to bits and get the crimping pliers out... here is a picture of a 100hp fuse box (that I asked for a while ago on here) and my fusebox on the 1.1 Active Eco ... as you can see there are several things missing Attached Thumbnails   __________________ fiat
Originally Posted by Paul Wilder Typically just after starting a long journey away from home in my fiat 500 diesel it appears my cigarette lighter socket has died - meaning my Iphone and TomTom are both in danger of going flat. I suspect its blown the fuse due to me trying to plug in a cheap second rate double charger so I could charge both of the above mentioned items in at the same time - sigh. Said
Originally Posted by MICK-B i ran mine direct from the battery with an inline fuse this might be of some help httpwww.fiatforum.companda22388...ux-socket.html cheers Mick thanks for that looks a decent job... however I had a quick look at mine (base model) last night and it appears to have to connectors (one with about 9 pins which I think is the other button for electric mirrors or something) and
Originally Posted by AskCy which I presume is for the 12volt powercigarette lighter under where the cupholder bit is.... When I get chance Ill check for voltage... From what I can gather from the other threads on this subject theres nothing on the other end of those wires in the fuse box. The required relay isnt there and neither are the terminals to plug one in...
Originally Posted by Most Easterly pandas Will be ve feed -ve feed and ve lighting feed (sidelights for power socket light). fiat in the past have always connected wiring if theyve put it in place wouldnt surprise me if you can plug it in an go. Sisters Active is like this with the boot light and boot lock (none electronic but wiring is there install electronic lock for boot open switch for light and
is there any chance one of you with the cigarette lighter could take a pic of the fuse box (so I can see the fuses and relays etc)... thanks...
Originally Posted by JD82 Dont however try and plug your toaster into it Or an electric tyre pump as this blew the 7.5 amp fuse on Nupanda I believe that aux sockets were dropped from the actives in 2006 models as mine is an afterfit.
I have pulled up the blank and ive got the white connector but no fuse in the box i am assuming that because i have the connector they were just too stingy to put in the fuse but i presume the power cable is in place if this is the case i would buy the fuse and the stuff to make it a workable item..please dont assume i know anything about electrics..cause i dont lol
thanks there in lies the problem i dont know anyone who can do this for me unless i go to the garage where we get the mot and he charges quite a bit in labour though when the service is due i may ask him to put in a fuse and check it then im not in a hurry to have this done just narked that fiat made it optional
If the connector IS there it doesnt mean its connected to the fuse box the other end some have them connected some dont Are you trying to power a device or light your rollies Heres a 12v power kit its not it light your fags. httpwww.ebay.co.ukitmfuseD-12v-Accessory-cigarette-lighter-Power-Socket-Kit-180502761187ptUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM& hashitem2a06cd8ee3 Most get fitted in the glove box
[QUOTEGoudrons3399339]If the connector IS there it doesnt mean its connected to the fuse box the other end some have them connected some dont Are you trying to power a device or light your rollies Heres a 12v power kit its not it light your fags. httpwww.ebay.co.ukitmfuseD-12v-Accessory-cigarette-lighter-Power-Socket-Kit-180502761187ptUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM& hashitem2a06cd8ee3 Most get fitted
THe 12v socket (or lighter) has its own fuse in the fuse box under the bonnet by the battery (separate to the light around the socket). Marked F44 on the diagram inside the lid of the fuse box and a picture thats supposed to be a cigarette with smoke over is. Is that 20amp fuse OK Pete g3zdm thanked for this post
After getting the fuse out and dropping it into the engine i finally found it again and there was a small burn mark changed it with a new one from Halfords and all is working again. Thanks Herts Hillhopper.
Glad I helped - press the thanks button (thumbs up at bottom of each message...) -- useful for others to see Now -- to blow a 20amp fuse takes some doing (20 amps at 12 volts is over 240 watts -- equiv to the current from 4 main beam bulbs). Its OK to just replace it but really you need to explore what made it fail. You sat nav shouldnt use that much power.
Originally Posted by Herts Hillhopper Glad I helped - press the thanks button (thumbs up at bottom of each message...) -- useful for others to see Now -- to blow a 20amp fuse takes some doing (20 amps at 12 volts is over 240 watts -- equiv to the current from 4 main beam bulbs). Its OK to just replace it but really you need to explore what made it fail. You sat nav shouldnt use that much power. Some
Why did you buy the 1.1 in the first place Its rubbish... Obviously you have to find a permanent 12V source from the fuse box and draw a cable to power your GPS. OR you could try the permanent line from the radio(radios have two sources battery and ACC). Why dont you ask from the dealers electrician to do that for you
Originally Posted by puntofato Why did you buy the 1.1 in the first place Its rubbish... Didnt buy it I was given it and when I am finished it wont be so rubbish Originally Posted by puntofato Obviously you have to find a permanent 12V source from the fuse box and draw a cable to power your GPS. OR you could try the permanent line from the radio(radios have two sources battery and ACC). Why dont you
Originally Posted by mountainmachine Well glad you got it sorted out anyhow. Where did you steal your 12v from in the end Is it a perm feed or an ignition switched feed I took it from the main fuse box under the bonnet. Put an in line fuse on the main power stud and then unpicked all of the tape round the plastic loom wrap ran the wire inside with the original loom removed the black trim from under
Originally Posted by Louise D If there is an electrical feed in place it must be attached to a fuse perhaps the dealer gave us the wrong user guide and perhaps the fuse has another number Any help appreciated thanks The point Im trying to make is that this is probably the right fuse (its the right number for the fuse in the 500) the fact that there is no fuse in that slot may well be the reason the
Hi I would just inform you that Ive found a solution to my 12V splitter problem. I know most of the readers in this forum are from the UK - but just in case any Danes have the problem A twin jack from the Danish shop Merlin ( www.merlin.dk ) fits 100% in a fiat panda 12V jack The ones you can buy in the Danish shops Harald Nyborg and T-Hansen does not fit correctly in the fiat panda jack. It was the one from T-Hansen which broke my fuse... But Im happy now.
Took me ages but its all done now Wrongly assumed that i needed to remove the dash which took a fair while as i didnt know what was attached and what wasnt. Then i had the issue of removing the radio without any removal tools eventually got it out with 4 kebab skewers (This bit took forever) and found a singal removal key behind the radio s Anyway the wiring was already there. The lighter just plugged
Originally Posted by BenW Yea its black with a green illuminated ring around the edge. Tony also sent the element part which i didnt put in looks like that might light up green too (Although im doubtful) theres only one green light on it... by element you mean the lighter bit right It might be a good precaution if you dont know if there is a fuse for the live wire you chose to use for the lighter to place an inline 15amp fuse just to save any problems with melting dashes in the future.
Yep i meant the lighter bit. Not expecting it to light up though. The wires were already in there with the sockets on the end too. So i guess theyre absolutly fine how hard is it to put in a fuse
httpwww.nexxia.co.ukproduct.asp...codeNX-MFS-PK Have a look on the site above youll find fuses with a extra tail off one side to power add-ons without chopping into cables. The do standars & Mini-fuses. Of course youll need to pick up an earth somewhere too. I got a pair of single surface mounted sockets CW cables from Halfords a couple of years ago. Theres enough cable on them to have one either side of the dash on the Voyager & still route the cables tidy I recon theyd do front & rear of a panda.
Really So you checked for fuse F85 Checked with a Multimeter 1 wire is ground 1 switched and 1 for the light. gr J Most Easterly pandas liked this post
welcome to the forum have you got the lighter yet if not you can get them from car acessory shops they come with instructions. its just 2 wires on them or 3 if it has a lamp in it but if you already got one the bottom wire goes to a fused live the side one goes to earth.
i hope you remembered the fuse
www.dun-bri.comShowDetails.aspid129 This link will give you an idea of the cost of a socket. Then you need to find a suitable panel to drill and fit it. Finally you need to wire it to a suitable fuse on the fusebox. Sadly the centre console cannot be used as there is a tray on the 1.1 Active rather than a raised section where the socket fits on other models. Ive thought about this modification for
if your only going to run a sat nav off it get a cheap 12v extension socket wire it directly to the battery or solder it to the fuse box live supply via a fuse say 3A that should work fine tuck it into the glove box when not in use .. or pannel mount something like this... both from maplin.com
Originally Posted by Andy Monty if your only going to run a sat nav off it get a cheap 12v extension socket wire it directly to the battery or solder it to the fuse box live supply via a fuse say 3A that should work fine tuck it into the glove box when not in use .. or pannel mount something like this... both from maplin.com Thank for all the advice however i have no idea how to do anything like this
Had the same problem chargers kept popping out for phones tvs and sat nav. Bought a 4 way socket from Halfords and it has a small plug and sits in perfectly. Only main problem I have the fuse keeps blowing for some unknown reason even when nothing is connected to it when I go to use it the fuse always seems to be blown the 20amp one under the bonnet.