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Old 16 Aug 2012, 06:53 pm
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Have had a 2003 Base automatic PT (the Canadian equipment variant) since new.

Would love to have a switched power outlet in the trunk area to power a small 12v Koolatron fridge for when my wife and I travel.


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Higher line PT's came with one. The knockout is there, I think. Is the wiring harness already there as well? Is it a plug/play kind of thing? What parts do I need? Will a standard generic ciggy outlet from the parts store work here?

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Old 16 Aug 2012, 07:09 pm
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i thinik it will you may ahve to find the fuse and put one in if its like the fog lights it is pretty much all there
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Old 16 Aug 2012, 08:00 pm
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Mine is a 2009 so way different but all the posts I have read about the older and newer PT's is that the wiring is there. It was on mine. The wiring was plastic tied to the tail light wiring. I found a socket in a junk yard with the plastic cap for $5.00. Mine was hot. I just plugged it in and it was ready to go.

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Old 17 Aug 2012, 11:23 am
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Added a rear power outlet on my base 08 PT...the wiring was there...bezel and cover P/N 4685591AD...power outlet P/N 4793554AC or visit the jy.
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I just put in a power outlet in the back and the one that is up front under the radio, just got them from the junk yard for $5

The wiring is already there, just plug and play.
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Mine is a 2009 so way different but all the posts I have read about the older and newer PT's is that the wiring is there. It was on mine. The wiring was plastic tied to the tail light wiring. I found a socket in a junk yard with the plastic cap for $5.00. Mine was hot. I just plugged it in and it was ready to go.
What color is the wiring? Is it the standard black/red?
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why not just get a cooler with some of those things you freeze and put in there?
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What color is the wiring? Is it the standard black/red?
Not likely - get a voltmeter - they're cheap enough - you'll be looking for an unused connector.
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What color is the wiring? Is it the standard black/red?
I don't remember. Its a weird looking tri plug zip tied to the wiring for the tail light.
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I have attached a couple pictures of what I found in my trunk. Is this the one you are talking about? It is zip tied to the wires that go to the tail lights. Once I have confirmation, I can start with the voltmeter and the rest of the good stuff.

Thanks for your help

Update: It turns out that IS the right connector. The power outlet connects directly to it. The connection is already "switched". Everything just snapped in place and started working...yay!!!
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