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Replacing dash cigarette lighter with USB

haydnw2

haydnw2

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Has anyone replaced the dash cigarette lighter on a T5.1 with one of these?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NV6XT41/?tag=eliteelect-21

The diameter looks about right, but I haven't yet investigated how easy it would be to remove the dash tray, establish how much clearance there is underneath, and extract the cigarette lighter. I suppose replacing the one by the cup holder is the other option, although might be a bit tight on clearance as the drawer slides back in.
 
California4x4

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Has anyone replaced the dash cigarette lighter on a T5.1 with one of these?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NV6XT41/?tag=eliteelect-21

The diameter looks about right, but I haven't yet investigated how easy it would be to remove the dash tray, establish how much clearance there is underneath, and extract the cigarette lighter. I suppose replacing the one by the cup holder is the other option, although might be a bit tight on clearance as the drawer slides back in.
I’m afraid I haven’t tried what you’re doing. Why aren’t you going down the adapter route?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001HWFOEM/?tag=eliteelect-21
 
westfalia

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I think those usbs take a constant draw from the battery, so
might not be a good idea.
 
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Has anyone replaced the dash cigarette lighter on a T5.1 with one of these?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NV6XT41/?tag=eliteelect-21

The diameter looks about right, but I haven't yet investigated how easy it would be to remove the dash tray, establish how much clearance there is underneath, and extract the cigarette lighter. I suppose replacing the one by the cup holder is the other option, although might be a bit tight on clearance as the drawer slides back in.
Be careful. On my 2014 SE the cigarette lighter socket is not Ignition controlled so a permanently on USB socket will drain the Engine Battery over time.
 
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