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12v power socket in RHS panel

Hi
I want the rear 12v socket to have power always (not just when accessories is on)
The Jeep manual is not that clear as it mentions swapping a fuse to allow this to happen. It identifies one fuse but swap from/to where?
Has anyone moved/swapped the fuse to create always on socket and can supply more detail.

Reason is want to run 39L Engel fridge just for day trips/overnight. Realise I need to be careful not to use too much of the vehicles battery. Plan to fit a battery/power monitor to the fridge so I know how much power is actually being pulled form the battery over time.
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Re: 12v power socket in RHS panel

I found the wording immensely confusing too, but it did make sense in the end. Unfortunately I didn't take a photograph to remind myself how I did it sorry
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Re: 12v power socket in RHS panel

Under the bonnet, on the left side when you are looking in the bonnet is a set of fuses in a plastic box. Take the lid off, and in the bottom left corner, you will see a fuse, and a spot for half a fuse. Just rip that out, and move it over (Its like a 3 prong area, where the fuse will currently be in the 1-2 area, and you want it in the 2-3 area.

I change mine over all the time for the reason of running the shower head from the car, or pumping air mattresses, etc without the car running..
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Re: 12v power socket in RHS panel

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Under the bonnet, on the left side when you are looking in the bonnet is a set of fuses in a plastic box. Take the lid off, and in the bottom left corner, you will see a fuse, and a spot for half a fuse. Just rip that out, and move it over (Its like a 3 prong area, where the fuse will currently be in the 1-2 area, and you want it in the 2-3 area.
Thanks Darthgus changed it over, your instruction made much more sense that the manual.

NB With the battery 'hidden' under the seat - anyone know what rating the battery is in the 2015 Laredo petrol? I realise it's not a deep cycle battery but good to know the A/Hr rating.
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Re: 12v power socket in RHS panel

Do the jeeps have a fail safe in that it will only allow the accessories to discharge the battery to a minimum level, before turning them off, thus allowing enough reserve to still start the vehicle? I thought I may have read that somewhere, just can't find it...


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Re: 12v power socket in RHS panel

nope they havent
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