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Front Accessory 12V Power Socket

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09 Apr 2019 07:21 #205746 by Juullees
Hi team
I'm VERY excited to be picking up my first Jimny on Friday. It's a 2013 SZ4.
Please bear with me as not very tech savvy. I've had a search around the site but can't find the answer: there's a CD player/radio in the car and something called a "Front accessory power socket" in the description. Is this socket somewhere I can plug in a cable to connect my phone either by USB or aux cable? Would I need to buy something or get someone to put something in to enable playback of music from my phone?
Thanks in advance! :)

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09 Apr 2019 09:05 #205748 by Lambert
Not entirely sure but it sounds like a sales speak for a cigarette lighter socket/12v power outlet it's all my 2011s came with.

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09 Apr 2019 09:05 #205749 by Lambert
Oh and welcome to the forum.

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09 Apr 2019 16:34 #205767 by Cremator1
Yep that’s it it’s a flash word for cigarette lighter socket
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09 Apr 2019 20:10 #205778 by MilkyRon
Hi Juullees,

Welcome and congrats on the new Jimny. As has already been said, that 'front accessory power socket' will only be good for supplying power not for getting any data from your phone to the sound system.

If you want to play music from your phone through the car sound system, the only way to go is to replace the standard head unit (the CD player). Don't panic, it's not as expensive or as complicated as it may seem. There are a few posts on this forum covering the exact process. The good news is, that they come in standard sizes and all you need is the new head unit and something called an ISO wiring harness. If you don't fancy doing it yourself, somewhere like Halfords will not only sell you both but they'll fit them for you as well (for a fee).

ISO Harness example
www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/st...ess-adaptor-ct20hd02

Head Unit example
www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/ca...ouble-din-car-stereo

Both of these can be sourced elsewhere cheaper and there are many more options for head unit out there. Happy shopping!

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10 Apr 2019 11:13 #205806 by Juullees
Thanks Lambert :)

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10 Apr 2019 11:15 #205807 by Juullees
Thanks so much for all that MR, very much appreciated! :)

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10 Apr 2019 12:36 #205809 by GeorgeC
I must put the multimeter on mine and see if its "hot" with the key out. That would be handy for the solar panel if it is.

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10 Apr 2019 13:27 #205813 by Juullees
Solar panels?! B)

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10 Apr 2019 15:21 #205816 by kirkynut
My 2000 Jimny's cigarette lighter socket has no power when the ignition is off. I expect it's the same with your later model.

You could easily run a seperate one straight from the battery through to the top of the dash yo have a female cigarette lighter socket there for your solar panel y
to trickle charge the battery.

I never had much luck with our old SJ and a solar panel.

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10 Apr 2019 17:41 - 13 Apr 2019 16:54 #205826 by GeorgeC

Juullees wrote: Solar panels?! B)

A most useful item down here. Depending the requirement, the size of the panel will vary.
Mine (100mA) gets used for battery top-ups the day before driving, I only drive 4km once a week.
It you travel in the country, then a large panel can run a second battery, a 12v fridge, a radio, lights, and with an inverter, 240v appliances, etc. but not all at once.

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10 Apr 2019 19:10 #205838 by kirkynut
I think mine was parked in the shade too much. It was between out buildings at the in laws before we had our own place with a garage and electricity on tap in the dry.

With it being 20 minutes away I couldn't just take it for a spin like I do the Jimny now.

I ought to put the Jimny on a battery manager now but the old battery lasted 8 years with seldom usage.

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