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post #1 of 8 Old Jun 18th, 2015, 8:39 pm Thread Starter
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Simple 12v Cigarette Plug

If anyone is looking for a simple way to add a 12v cigarette lighter plug to their lt, here it is. The modification takes about 30 minutes. The plug is about 4 bucks from autozone and the factory wires are already plumbed up for it.
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post #2 of 8 Old Jun 20th, 2015, 8:24 pm
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Good job, like the Powerlet on the other side. I put one in the dash area where most have the little bike computer, mine came with just a square outline, so it got a 12V power outlet instead. My LT is also free of Chrome, just the way I like it.
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post #3 of 8 Old Jun 21st, 2015, 4:59 am
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Re: Simple 12v Cigarette Plug

Simple and easy installation - agree. IMHO the place is extremely unpractical for anything else than connecting a battery tender. But if that is not an issue why not.

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Re: Simple 12v Cigarette Plug

Chris good job on your lighter plug. My plug is under my seat and when filling my air matters it is a hassle to move my loaded gear to get my seat up. Thanks for your posting in very short while my plug will be where yours is.
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Re: Simple 12v Cigarette Plug

That does look like a convenient spot to plug in my air compressor for the tires rather than adapting the Powerlet outlet to standard 12V socket on the other side. I use the Powerlet outlet for my Battery Tender.
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Re: Simple 12v Cigarette Plug

Thanks, I used a 7/8" paddle bit for the hole, put some masking tape down beforehand to help with burrs
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Re: Simple 12v Cigarette Plug

When not in use, do you use a weatherproof cover on it? Several years ago, I replaced the cigarette lighter in my old Mustang with an aftermarket version that has a rubber boot.

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Re: Simple 12v Cigarette Plug

Amazon is currently selling a powerlet adapter for $10 plus shipping:

BikeMaster 12V - 15A Male Plug Cigarette Lighter TC-6662GA


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