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Old 08-26-2012, 08:13 PM
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No flashlight socket, no dc plug! 2010 e90

I picked up a CPO 335i xdrive the other day and traded in my 2005 325xi.

The car I bought doensnt have really any options but I'm fine with it. So I go to plug in my Garmin and there is no DC plug other than the armrest. ok so thats fine, I thought, I will just get the flashlight adapter plug that I have seen advertised.

I look in the glovebox. No Flashlight, no socket!

I pulled off the little plastic cover, no outlet!

How do I get another DC plug so I can run the ugly cord for the garmin up next to the rear-view mirror?

Do they make a wiring kit for the flashlight socket? Then I can plug the adapter into that in the glove box?
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:21 PM
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There should be another lighter socket underneath the dash on the passenger side near the center console. You'll have to look and feel around to find it
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:02 PM
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Found it! Awesome, thanks.

So does the dash one still charge when the car is off?

Seems like the arm-rest plug is off when the car is off.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:10 AM
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Found it! Awesome, thanks.

So does the dash one still charge when the car is off?

Seems like the arm-rest plug is off when the car is off.
Both of the sockets are on the same circuit, controlled with the ignition, so they are both off when the car is off.

Sure would have made sense to have one be live all the time, but no.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:32 AM
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How do I get another DC plug so I can run the ugly cord for the garmin up next to the rear-view mirror?

Many enterprising owners have wired a radar detector in at the mirror - search, and ye shall find....beats running the fugly cord.
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