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Old 08-20-2016, 02:15 PM   #1
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what have you used to replace the old cigarette lighter?

Modernizing my 1973 Safari and am interested to learn what people have done with the space in the walls where the old 12V outlets were. I have found some nice replacements people on the forums have reported on - like the combination 12V outlet and USB outlets ( but am interested to learn what creative things others have done.

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Old 08-20-2016, 04:17 PM   #2
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Google 12 volt marine power port....

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Old 08-23-2016, 01:09 PM   #3
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Blue Sea 12V Dash Socket

This is what I used to add a new 12V power outlet. Nice quality. Got mine from Amazon.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:05 PM   #4
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Blue sea makes very nice 12v sockets. Since the walls are so thin you usually have to put them in something to set them out from the wall for them to fit. A nice piece of wood with a hole to mount can be made pretty easily. Sand and paint to taste.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:41 PM   #5
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A variation on this theme. On our '99 MH 30' Land Yacht I've pulled out the front dash TV Scared of getting caught driving while watching Days of Our Lives - - Wshington State Patrol can be fussy at times. In it's place I'm mounting the GPS, rear camera monitor, TPMS, and eventually some electronic monitoring gauges on a board. The first two (above) I'm running off the two cigarette lighter outlets on either side of the dash, but want to build a means of connecting behind my board. Thinking of tapping into a 12DCV source and install a busbar. From that I can tap off for each monitor/gauge, etc.

Any experience on this?
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Old 09-03-2016, 08:58 PM   #6
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We use those 12 volt cigarette outlets to plug in our cell phones to charge when boondocking so they are worth keeping if you ever go off the grid.

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