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Old 09-05-2023, 05:41 AM   #1
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Cigarette Lighter power off ability?

Is there some hack to change the cig lighter from always being on to turning off when I turn off the car? I want to put a USB adapter in it, but don't want to have to pull it each time I turn off the car.

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Old 09-05-2023, 06:35 AM   #2
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The lighter is always hot so that you can plug a battery maintainer into it.
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Old 09-06-2023, 06:04 AM   #3
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Is there some hack to change the cig lighter from always being on to turning off when I turn off the car? I want to put a USB adapter in it, but don't want to have to pull it each time I turn off the car.

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I plugged a UB adapter into my cig lighter... 7 years ago. I've never been compelled to remove it.

Why is it necessary to remove it each time you leave the car? What's the deal?
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Old 09-06-2023, 06:28 AM   #4
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If a 986, you could always replace constant + on plug w switched + from the phone option plug buried at base of center column (or pulling line from fuse panel if 987 or 986). Or just add USB plug in dash w +12V switched power from phone plug (or again via pulling line from puse panel if 987 or 986) and leave cig lighter plug available for battery mainter use.

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Old 03-06-2024, 09:22 PM   #5
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you can leave it there all the time, if it has a little led light and you are worried that it would drain your battery, don't worry, they use very little power

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