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Old 19th June 2014, 14:01   #16
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Incidentally, I will install it on my friend's SX4 (alokgunhal)sometime soon too. Have ordered the Fuse Tap cables and soon after they reach I will do the DIY and of course share the pictures. You can simply refer that post when I am done with it in days to come.
Thank you saar! Looking forward to it.

And yes the conversion of AC-DC is a bigger thing one must note.

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Yes I have and here is the link of that Install - Arm Rest Install

I have already installed Armrest for another friend (ACS) and will again do this for alokgunhal's SX4.

So when it comes to SX4 I am sure you just need to wait and watch as I work on these DIYs. Will try to PM you the album for the SX4 Armrest installation that's somewhere on FB.
Thanks again - I got the pictures in my FB and inbox as well
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As always a masterstroke from the DIY man @paragsachania. This is a problem we all face on long journeys where one has to depend only on the single 12V socket for mobile, tab, gps devices to be charged. Having used Belkin for sometime now I can say that although it serves the purpose it is kind of messy as it needs to be placed on the floor and sometimes can fail also as in my case. Using the simple DIY I think we can have this additional source of power to charge the ever hungry devices. I am also in line for the arm rest and this 12V socket DIY for my SX4 as Parag has mentioned.

More than anything the DIY Is executed so neatly that anyone unaware of this being DIY might confuse the additional socket as a OEM from Maruti.

With the rate at which DIYs are being done on Parag's Ertiga I am sure this will be one of a kind Ertiga and a textbook for other Current and Prospective Ertiga owners and may be Maruti as well ;-)
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Now that is another DIY in your cap.

Clean and pretty un-suspecting install and I don't think the ASC will even catch it unless they do some interior cleaning.

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Can we what more is following the DIY way?!

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This is a very useful DIY, you have done a very clean installation job here.

I have one question though. Have you connected an additional fuse for this extra socket set up in your fuse box?
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Parag,

Genius stuff. And it doesn't look easy(though you have given a great step by step process).

Very clean stuff and a great DIY. What was the total investment in terms of money and time?
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This is a very useful DIY, you have done a very clean installation job here.

I have one question though. Have you connected an additional fuse for this extra socket set up in your fuse box?
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The Fuse Tap cable comes with 2 Fuses - One fuse holder to protect existing circuit, and a second fuse holder to protect new circuit.
The new Circuit here is nothing but the load on the socket.

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Parag,

Genius stuff. And it doesn't look easy(though you have given a great step by step process).
Trust me its easy. Its only how and where you route the wires and how you ensure these don't hang around loose.

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I spent on the following:

1. Accessory Socket - 248/- (Includes Shipping)
2. Fuse Tap Cable - Depending on Dollar value, it cost me 150-170 bucks
3. Automotive Wire - Had this at home from my previous DIYs but otherwise should cost not more than 50 bucks

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@paragsachania Like your Nexus 7. I've (my son) got the same N7 2012 with same Amzer case. It rocks!
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@paragsachania Like your Nexus 7. I've (my son) got the same N7 2012 with same Amzer case. It rocks!
You guessed it right. Its Nexus 7 and spot on with the Amzer case too.
My daughter's favorite (only) color is orange and I picked this case.
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Awesome work there! I have been thinking about adding some footwell lights as well. But don't want to do it at any accessory shop as they will invariably tap somewhere on the circuit to get the power. Let me just wait till you put them and then I can follow suit maybe!
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Awesome work there! I have been thinking about adding some footwell lights as well. But don't want to do it at any accessory shop as they will invariably tap somewhere on the circuit to get the power. Let me just wait till you put them and then I can follow suit maybe!
Thank you! In fact for Cabin lights I am planning installation (Read sourcing power) in similar fashion and have some cleaner thought on how not to just paste the LED strips to illuminate the floor.

Will share the entire process through a thread when I accomplish that over coming weeks!
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As always, a deftly narrated brilliant work Parag. Indeed a very useful one. Looking forward to your next DIY Cruise Control and Temperature sensor installation. Call me, I wish to be a spectator next time

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As always, a deftly narrated brilliant work Parag. Indeed a very useful one. Looking forward to your next DIY – Cruise Control and Temperature sensor installation. Call me, I wish to be a spectator next time

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Firstly, welcome back to Team-Bhp after a long break. I am sure I can now wait for your owner's review to come up soon.

On DIYs - There are aplenty on my mind. Got hold of the essential element called the Parts Catalog today & spent a lot of time reading and gazing at a lot of stuff that helped increase my DIY Wishlist .

Wait for a few days/weeks for more of these tasks to get accomplished and I shall post them all here.
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Parag Anna, neat and precise as always. Whenever I read a DIY of yours I feel like doing the list I have too but then don't get the confidence due to my poor knowledge of electricals. But hopefully someday I will do such wonders too

Look forward to more such DIY's

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Cool DIY sir! I am waiting for the warranty period to end soon so that I can install the same looking at your pictorial notes. Your DIYs are neat and well planned. Looking forward to see more of them soon. It makes me feel happy knowing that its an Ertiga being modded and I can do the same in mine(long time for warranty to get over though)
I hope the temperature sensor can be sourced from Maruti Suzuki itself.

All the best!
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Usual trips spanning over and above 12 hours, mostly 3 co-passengers with now so usual battery draining phones, Navigation device and Dashcam running throughout the journey and the fact that I had very little modification to add one more socket to the front made sure I added the 3rd socket today morning.

Location - This was never a difficult choice and should give you hints on what follows next:

DIY: Additional 12V accessory socket for the Ertiga. EDIT, added one more!-1-location.jpg

So I begin removing the side panel of the center waterfall console to gain access for fitment:

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What lies behind:

DIY: Additional 12V accessory socket for the Ertiga. EDIT, added one more!-2-side-panel-02.jpg
By accessing the black cap from behind and pushing the notch, I remove it:

DIY: Additional 12V accessory socket for the Ertiga. EDIT, added one more!-3-cap-removal.jpg

Fuse Tap again coming to great use:

DIY: Additional 12V accessory socket for the Ertiga. EDIT, added one more!-4-fuse-tap.jpg

Wires getting ready, soldering the joins, Ring terminal, heat shrink tubing 'et al:

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DIY: Additional 12V accessory socket for the Ertiga. EDIT, added one more!-06-wires-02.jpg

This is exactly where the new socket will go:

DIY: Additional 12V accessory socket for the Ertiga. EDIT, added one more!-07-ready-fit.jpg

The Challenge:
The exposed hole was bigger in diameter and couldn't accommodate the socket. This meant I had to add a packing to ensure the diameter is reduced.


Thought of using the most commonly used item as this one!

DIY: Additional 12V accessory socket for the Ertiga. EDIT, added one more!-10-packing-01.jpg

So, finally I had to make use of the drill even when I never wanted to this time:

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Drilled the hole onto this plate to exactly match the diameter of the Accessory socket:

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Cut the rest of the part and retained only what was necessary:

DIY: Additional 12V accessory socket for the Ertiga. EDIT, added one more!-12-packing-03.jpg

Locating the point for grounding was never an issue this time too:

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Plenty of empty fuses as per the manual and I ended up using 23 here:

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There goes the fuse tap cable:

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The final fitment of the 3rd socket in the Ertiga:

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Ready to get charged:

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