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    Hi

    I have just got a 2004 E46 320d Touring and am getting towards installing a parrot handsfree kit, but before that I will be installing a cradle which allows the iphone to be charged while sitting in the cradle. I dont want to use the cigarette lighter socket as I want it to be permant and all hidden behind the dash. What im looking to do is to get on of these : http://bit.ly/6LXskd and cut off the plug. Thus leaving the 2 female sockets on it. Where is the best place the take a 12V feed from behind the dash to be able to wire this in? I might put an inline switch in so that I can decide when to charge the phone in the charger and when not to, so as to not knacker the phone battery. I already have the AUX kit installed so that will be fed into the cradle as well.

    Ill prob do a write up on it for other people.

    So any ideas on the best place the get a 12v feed from to put the cradle on the passenger console side next the the gear stick.

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    Rich
     
     

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    Do you have a multi meter?

    If you do then all the wires come through from the fusebox on the passenger side behind the glove box. These will then be routed to the drivers side along the bulkhead.

    I would probe the wires in the passenger foot well and find your 12v IGNITION feed near to the heater matrix so that it remains out of the way.

    Failing that, go straight to the ignition live on the steering column
     
     

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