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    I have bought a iPhone in car charger but I want to wire the charger internally so there's no wires just the charge end. Also I want to wire it so that the cigarette socket still works. Is it possible and if so how. Any videos or wireing diagrams would be appreciated.
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    I take it your car charger has a standard ciggy lighter fitting on the end?

    I did this for my TomTom charger. To save cutting anything I bought a replacement cig lighter socket from BMW for a couple of £s. It comes with a standard plug on the end so you will just need to supply it with an earth and a fused live from somewhere. I used a spare space in my fusebox so it wasn't noticeable.

    Plug the charger in and stuff it all behind the dash somewhere and your sorted
     
     

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    That's a good idea but I think that it would come loose. Does anyone know how to
    wire it properly? Brett
     
     

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    How 'properly' would you like it?

    You could cut the plug of your charger and do it that way?

    If you do, you could cut it off and piggy back the ciggy lighter wiring. If you wire it in parallel it will would ok, but you might over load the fuse if your using other stuff aswell.

    Thats why I used a seperate fused supply from an empty slot in the fusebox, it was the most like a genuine BMW retrofit I could think of without damaging the charger.

    I can advise you with whatever you would be happy with, but there is no "proper" way to wire something like this.
     
     

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    The fact that you're asking the question suggests that this task might be a bit beyond you. There's a number of ways you could do it, none of them particularly difficult since it's just two wires, but I would suggest you don't tackle this yourself if you don't understand the job.
    Personally I'd just piggyback the ciggy lighter and use an updated fuse if you're likely to overload the circuit - unlikely considering the current these chargers draw.
     
     

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    I can do the job fine what Im getting is there any resistors in the car that when I cut the wire I need to wire bak in.
     
     

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