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post #1 of 7 Old 06-03-2007, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Power outlets

Just out of curiousity, do any of the power outlets stay on when the Patriot is off. I have gotten spoiled with my Jeep Grand Cherokee and being able to charge my cell phone or mp3 player while I am not in the car. Comes in pretty handy when you forget to do it at home!

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They all run threw the ignition circuitry so that you don't run down the battery.

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Thanks, thats too bad though. I've been doing it for 4 years and never ran down my battery. Guess I'll have to figure a way around it.
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install an outlet of your own. Its not that hard to do.

Installing HID's in stock housings is bad.
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Go to walmart or something like that. For 8 or 9 bucks they have a Truck bed outlet kit. You can connect this directly to the battery, or to another always on source. If your only going to charge your phone and stuff, you can splice it right into the radio harness. If your going to be demanding, or if you "want to do it right", connect it to the battery or even better yet, the fuse box. Walmart also has the fuse holders and fuses for like 2 bucks. If you connect it to the fuse box or battery, be sure to use a fuse- 5, 10, or 15 amp are common.

If you dispise walmart as much as I do, these parts area available elsewhere, such as Autozone and napa.
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last line amused me.

i ONLY go to walmart between 1am and 5am unless its an emergency.

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Actually, I just got another good idea for you.

open up the fuse box. Now open up the fuse box itself, not just the cover.

Remove or cut the Yellow wire going to cavities 37 (Inverter) and 11

Run a wire from the + that is running into the fuse box to the cativies 37 (Inverter) and 11

You could also use the wire at cavity 29 in place of the +.

be sure to remove or tape up the yellow wire so it doesnt short. If you don't remove the yellow wire you will short the ignition system.

my research shows that this wire is yellow, but it might now be- it will be coming from a yellow wire at some point however. (might be distributed with different colors- I don't know)

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