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Old 10-23-2019, 09:39 AM   #1
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'16 Subaru Forester 12V outlet

Any 14-16 Forester owners that added a Hot 12V outlet for brake system hook up. I have a Patriot Brake that needs the 12V.None in the cabin are hot when not keyed up in Acc. I know I can run straight from battery,but looking for any other choices.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:48 AM   #2
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Does your Forester have a cigar outlet? Yeah, probably. Those are usually fused and wired hot at all times, especially these days with all the extra plug in 12 volt equipment people have. Surprising if it's not.

But, it can be rewired so it is hot at all times by any competent auto shop.
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Outlet

The problem with these Subaru cigar outlets other than not being hot until the key is turned,but they also fuse with other accessories so I'd like to avoid overloading.
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A brake system generally stays under 4 amps but the cigar outlet is generally fused for 10. What other devices/accessories do you have installed that draw so much?

I guess I just don't understand the problem. Of course the cigar outlet would have to be direct wired but that would bypass those other devices.
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Solution

Iíve found the solution, thereís a fuse for Trailer Brakes that I can use for constant live power up front in the fuse panel. I donít plan to tow with this Forester.
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