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Testa glove box emergency lamp

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by barabus, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    With the GPS plugged into the Cig lighter it fouls the gear changing? I want to run my GPS off of the emergency lamp socket in the Testarossa glove box, does anyone know where i could get a plug to fit preferably at 90 degrees so i can run a wire off the socket and fit the GPS Cigarette lighter size plug?
     
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  3. F308 MAN

    F308 MAN F1 Rookie

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    why do you need a GPS ?

    car never moves !
     
  4. Darolls

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    Sheesh, most of us when driving our Ferraris have no idea of where we're going to go; so why do you need a GPS??

    Just go where your car takes you and enjoy the ride!
     
  5. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    Thanks for your help lads
     
  6. 330gt

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    If this is the same plug as fits an early 308 (before they went to the cigarette lighter plugin), I found a source at a motorcycle shop. If you can confirm that a 308 plug will fit, I'll look up where I bought it from.
     
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  8. DGS

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    I had to double-take the thread title. I thought it read "Tesla glove box emergency lamp". ;)
    I had this mental image of lightning in a glove box. :D

    You may not want to use the emergency lamp outlet for a GPS -- it stays on when the car is off. You might want to check the wiring diagram and hook up a Radio Shack connector in, say, the stereo power circuit. (That's probably not factory stock anyway.)

    Hmm: Tesla. How much current does the GPS need? Would the suspension bumps shake a wire coil around enough to generate all the power a portable GPS needs? :p
     

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