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Old 02-05-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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12 volt power plugs - on bottom of front


Just purchased a 2007 Honda Odyssey Touring.

Both of these outlet plugs are dead until the switch is turned on.

Is there a way to provide power to one or more of these plugs even while the switch is off????

I plug my Garmin into the left one (right is same) but it goes dead when I kill the engine and leave it - not that the Garmin is a huge power gobbler - but the convenience of this being left turned on all the time would create less problems for me in the use of my Garmin.


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Old 02-05-2012, 07:42 AM   #2
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It's probably easiest to run a wire from the battery to an additional outlet installed in some convenient place.

Many vehicles with multiple outlets have at least one that is powered with the key off. Mine is on the back of the center console, probably intended for a back seat passenger to plug in a computer or whatever, but I run mu GPS cable to that.

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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Sounds like a good alternative.

My center, front, console is the fold down model so that won't work. But I am sure there is a way an additional 12 volt plug could be places in some out of the way area underneath that could be made to work.

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