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Offline tusk

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Auxiliary power sockets
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:14:33 pm »
Bought a phone charger and doesn't look like either 12v socket works in my golf. Will check the fuse (f42?) when I get home. Any common issues with these sockets? Incompatibilities?

Yes have check charger in another car and it works there...

Offline Trofeo

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Re: Auxiliary power sockets
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 06:32:30 pm »
Ignition must be on for them to work?
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2013 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Limited

Offline schattenblau

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Re: Auxiliary power sockets
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 06:45:46 pm »
fyi ...  in my mk5 golf both sockets are always live irrespective of ignition on/off.
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Offline tusk

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Re: Auxiliary power sockets
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 03:45:34 pm »
Correct - ignition must be on. Fuse 42 was blown so simple fix.

Offline schattenblau

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Re: Auxiliary power sockets
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 04:59:18 pm »
ignition must be on in your car for sockets to work ?

not in mine (2005 nz new gti)

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Offline thomas.dq

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Re: Auxiliary power sockets
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 01:10:31 pm »
ignition must be on in your car for sockets to work ?

not in mine (2005 nz new gti)

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Mine has to be on too. NZ new 2010 MK6 GTI.
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Offline Trofeo

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Re: Auxiliary power sockets
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 04:33:04 pm »
ignition must be on in your car for sockets to work ?

not in mine (2005 nz new gti)

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seems unique to 2005 and early 2006. Everything else should be switched on via ignition. I can see pros and cons with both setups. I'd like the socket in the amarok tray to be always on as I use this for electric air compressors for bikes and camp mattresses, but I like the chargers,GPS etc in the cab to switch off when I remove the keys.
2015 Amarok 4WD auto
2013 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Limited