On 10/07/12 07:55 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On our '02 300M there is a fuse that can be inserted in either of two
slots to select whether the cigarette lighter socket stays live or
depends on the ignition switch position. Check your owner's manual for a
On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:45:35 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
The solution about did not solve the problem. The only thing in the
manual suggest that the dealer can accomplish making it stay on when
the ignition is turned off. I searched the Internet and tried to find
the fix on a Chrysler 2004 service disk I purchased on ebay.
Thanks in advance, Everett.
This is from the 2004 Town an Country owners manual:
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS - IF EQUIPPED
To the left of the instrument panel cup holder are two 12
volt power outlets. The upper outlet is controlled by the
ignition switch and the lower outlet is connected directly
to the battery. The upper outlet will also operate a
conventional cigar lighter unit (if equipped with an
optional Smoker's Package).
A third outlet is located on the driver's side, just to the
rear of the sliding door and is also controlled by the
ignition switch. The lower and rear outlets will not
accommodate a conventional cigar lighter unit.
I only have one on the dash and it is switched off with the ignition
switch. I have not located a second connector that is hot. Guess I
could splice into a hot wire, but would like to do it by the book if
possible. It said in my owners manual that Chrysler could convert it
to be hot all the time, but who wants to pay for what should be a
simple task. many thanks, Everett
Since we're top-posting...
On the '96-00, always-on 12V dash outlet is facilitated by installing a
"module" in the engine relay/fuse block.
Internally, it's nothing but a jumper wire.
On 10/12/2012 11:14 PM, Rob wrote:
On 10/12/12 10:26 am, email@example.com wrote:
What is needed may be a simple programming change, a 2-minute job that
the dealer might do for no extra charge when they have it in for regular
service anyway. I think that having our '96 Stratus's doors lock
automatically at 15mph was such a programming change that the dealer did
free of charge.
On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:03:08 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
I was able to find something that was able to make the rear seat
outlet on with the ignition off, but the front outlet is still
controlled by the ignition. I was told earlier by someone here that
there was a setting in the fuse panel to make the outlet on with the
ignition off, but it was in his earlier users manual. I found
reference to changing the fuse position that is located in the upper
right, with reference (ign or bat). You just unplug the fuse that is
in the ign position and plug it into the batt position. I am still
trying to convert the front outlet or find how to install the missing
On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 6:55:40 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I used a couple of fuse taps or "add-a-circuit' devices as they are sometimes called. They are available for any of the different fuse types commonly used.
The first one is inserted into a constantly powered fuse location and the second one is inserted in reverse configuration into the "cigarette" power outlet fuse location. Joining the output wires of the fuse taps completes the task.
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