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Date Registered: 08-2005
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A couple of electrical matters


1. Reading through the X-Trail handbook, it says that using the regular cigarette lighter socket for other electrical purposes is not recommended. It also says that the socket inside the driver's dashbox should not be used when the headlights, air conditioner or rear defogger is on.

So, where do you plug in a phone or GPS?

2. Where is the best place to mount a switch for driving lights?

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Date Registered: 08-2004
Location: Adelaide, SA
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Re: A couple of electrical matters


Hi Panfa

Re: the driving lights, I bought the genuine Nissan switch (approx $30) and it fits perfectly in one of the blanks down next to the electric mirror/dash brightness (rheostat is it?) switches.

Re: the phone or GPS, seems like the only choice is daylight hours, on a sunny, mild and dry day emoticon

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Re: A couple of electrical matters


Thanks for the tip on the switch. I'll do the same.

Yeah, I'll just have to charge the phone on cold, sunny days =D
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Date Registered: 06-2005
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Re: A couple of electrical matters


I was going to put a switch for a rear fog light in one of the spare blank plates down on the drivers side. How do you get the darn blanks out & is there a special type of switch needed to fit in the hole?

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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Re: A couple of electrical matters


Hi Dave,

To remove the blank, take off the fuse box access cover and then reach behind and use a finger to push the locating tabs on the top and bottom at the back of the blanking plate so that it pops out.

I drilled a hole for a switch in the blanking plate and then refitted it with the switch.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Re: A couple of electrical matters


quote:

Revhead Kev wrote:
I drilled a hole for a switch in the blanking plate and then refitted it with the switch.



Same here. I used a toggle switch so only needed to drill a hole to mount it on the existing blanking plate.


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Date Registered: 09-2005
Location: Wishart Queensland
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Re: A couple of electrical matters


I had my spotties, foglights and horn fitted on separate swithes to the three blanks and they used black squared of swithes so the all look the same and looks like original equipment with the car.

The only difference is that one of the light switches is a little smaller so you can tell the difference when fumbling around in the dark when driving at night. My only problem is I can never remember which one it's for so have to turn both of them on to check anyway. emoticon

But good idea in theory though. emoticon

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