12V power for trailer hitch

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jeppe Jespersen, May 29, 2007.

  1. I have just mounted an after market trailer hitch on my 2006 307 HDI (90hp)
    stationcar.

    Theres a cable for a little controlbox that needs 12V. From where do I pull
    this?

    Pulling a cable straight from the battery seems impossible, but shouldn't
    there be power to be pulled from somewhere inside the car? Afterall, what if
    you wanted to mount a cd-changer, amplifier or something like that back in
    the rear?

    Any ideas appreciated.
    J. Jespersen
    Denmark
     
    Jeppe Jespersen, May 29, 2007
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    RSS Reader Guest

    My old 206 has a factory fitted CD changer connector already in the
    boot. I'd be suprised if a year old car didn't. Have another look.
     
    RSS Reader, May 29, 2007
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    Nigel Guest

    I had this problem last week on a 207. You have to be very careful
    where you take a live feed from on a fully multiplex car like the 307,
    207 and later 206. I had to run a wire up the inside of the car under
    the sill trims to the ignition lock and solder into the main live wire
    to it. Also needed an accessory feed which I took off the cigarette
    lighter. On the 307 I could've used the 12v accessory unit in the boot
    if fitted. Otherwise the one in the centre console.
     
    Nigel, May 29, 2007
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  4. There is what looks like a 12v accessory in the rear left, but theres no
    power in it.
    I have confirmed that in the fuse panel, the "12v front/rear" is fitted.

    Any ideas as how to get power through here?

    J. Jespersen
     
    Jeppe Jespersen, May 29, 2007
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    Doo Berry Guest

    It might only be powered with the ignition on.
     
    Doo Berry, May 29, 2007
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  6. Tried that. No power. :-(

    J. Jespersen
     
    Jeppe Jespersen, May 29, 2007
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    tricky4000 Guest

    I would speak to your PUG dealer. I agree with what Nigel said. You
    do need to be very careful where you take power from, especially if it
    will be of high current.
    Dan.
     
    tricky4000, May 29, 2007
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