After all the feedbacks, I've added these warnings:
1- do not attempt this if your car has side airbags imbedded in the seat
2- make sure your back seat has sufficient room, so the 12v adaptor is not poking your neck/back area.
3- add an inline fuse, if you see yourself using it a lot.
Finding myself having more ipod/pad & phone devices on the road, I needed more charging options in the car. Auto part store sell these multi-socket adaptors, but I like a cleaner solution with less wires showing.
- Female cigarette adaptor
- Power car seat with removable access panel, of cause.
- Socket wrench with extender.
- Any wiring that's rated for 12v or more.
- Terminal connectors or soldering iron
- Spiral cutting tool. I use my trusty RotoZip.
- volt meter
- A spacious, well lighted working area.
Step 1: Remove car seat
Pick the seat you want to hack and unbolt the floor railing. Disconnect all electrical wirings to it & move to a well lit working area.
While you're down there, *** Find ** which wire/leads are the hot one (see step 4) with multi meter.