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    After having the car for a year and a half I got really tired of this messy solution to my power needs.


    I decided to add two more accessory power outlets to the passenger side dashboard shelf.


    Stopped by Radio Shack and bought 2 accessory power outlets, $7.99 each.


    And picked up Add-A-Circuit $9.79 and some Fuses $4.99 at PepBoys and Harbor Freight, respectivley.


    Open the glove box and remove the stopper from the inside. Lower it completley. Reach in and pop the cover over the center portion of the shelf.

    Drill two opennings as per socket requirements. Be careful, the spongy plastic is easily damaged, and is just glued on to the hard plastic behind it.

    Remove the caps from the sockets. The thickness of the spongy material and the hard plastic does not let the sockets lock in properly.


    Install the sockets and wire them in parallel. I used the grounding farm next to the radio to ground these sockets (black wire with blue connector under the grounding farm bolt)


    Remove the vents and center storage box to run the wire to the fuse box.


    Splice into the Add-A-Circuit. The original circuit was protected by a 15 amp fuse. I chose to use 5 amp fuse for the original socket and 10 amps for the 2 new sockets.

    Finished product. {You can see the damage to the spongy plastic above the right socket. I knew better the second time and the left socket looks better. Don't mind the home made cell phone charger.)



    A much better looking original socket.


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    excellent work. and great detail will add this to the schedule section, just curious was the machro on or the camera not correctly focused? blury
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadster
    excellent work. and great detail will add this to the schedule section, just curious was the machro on or the camera not correctly focused? blury
    Sorry about the blur. My camera has hard time focusing on black. It is old, more than 4 years old now. I just refuse to retire it, works fine for most situations.

    While working on this I noticed something that skipped me for the last few years.

    The work light has a warning: "Not for Hard Usage"



    I wonder what they meant by "Hard Usage"

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    Another nice job!!
    Time to clean the interior!
    2006 CR-V SE Pewter

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    How did you disconnect this connector? I tried few times and gave up last time.
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    that was a better pic? my olympus is the same old, so hard for gettinga newer model, too many out thee

    the work light , they say the longer the extention cord the thicker it must be. you worked too hard put it away till spring.
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    That's a great job if you are running a radar detector. I doubt my Valentine 1 cord would reach that far on a generation 2. And another 5 speed! I've just gotten over seeing Racoon's 5 speed 1999 from last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hondaowner
    That's a great job if you are running a radar detector. I doubt my Valentine 1 cord would reach that far on a generation 2.
    My V1 wouldn't have any problems reaching Blue Eyes' plug location.


    If it were me, I'd locate the extra power points (lighter sockets) at the bottom of the plastic panel, under the steering wheel. That way they would be less conspicuous (sp). The V1's cord would have no problems with that, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbecuesauce99
    How did you disconnect this connector? I tried few times and gave up last time.
    You are right the wire is kind of short. You have to press the tab with your pinkey and pull the pocket out. My tab is facing the passnger side, if that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbecuesauce99
    Another nice job!!
    Time to clean the interior!
    Not until spring.

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