Hard Wiring an Accessory in your MINI


****  Warning:  I am not an electrician, car mechanic, or otherwise talented individual.  Nor do I play any of these characters on TV.  Hell, I didn't even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.  I managed not to screw up my car doing this.  I do not promise that your experience will be the same. This how-to guide is just that.  How I did it.  Don't come sue me if you car blows up or gets otherwise injured.  I am also unsure as to how this will affect your warranty.  Proceed at your own risk.

I was disappointed to find that my MINI Cooper's 12V outlets did not stay on if the car was turned off.  There were several reasons for this, and I'm not going to go into them here.  I had a twin socket 12V outlet sitting around from a project that I never got around to doing, so I decided to look into adding it onto my new car.  

This procedure should let you hard wire anything you want into your car (radar detector, GPS, personal pleasure device, etc.), so long as it doesn't need anymore than 10A.

Materials that you will need:

1 MINI Cooper (If you have 2, you'll have to double the rest of the supplies)

1 Littlefuse "Add-A-Circuit"

Accessory of your Choice


13mm socket wrench

Zip Tie

Electrical Wire stripper tool thingy



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