Just curious what you were planning to use to tap power from the lighter socket. Planning on hardwiring a dashcam charger in to be used with a mobile hotspot. Would like to do this without cutting any wires or anything like that.
I tapped the trunk socket on my rear dashcam post and install (I have a picture tutorial, but I failed to take pictures of the splice part (I was eating lunch while I was doing it and forgot....ugg). It was technically a splice, but I just wrapped the bare lead and small soldered to the back end of the existing terminal pin, but I did not cut into the existing wire at all. I could still reinstall the two wires in the housing without interference. That's what I intend to do for this one. Check on my other post. I may do the front dashcam hardwire this weekend and will make sure to post pics.
Completely agree. The more it looks like it could have come from the factory the better.yeah...fuse tap would be easiest but I'm a bit ocd and I like to have my mods not look like mods at all...even if it's a bit more work...just how I roll.
To pull the 12V socket from the console without damaging it you need the special designed VW tool T40148
Looks to me like you need to have used it to know how to use it.