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Posted: 09/11/19 09:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 2006 Ford E350 has live (key removed) cigarette lighter (2) sockets in the dash. Shouldn’t I be able to trickle charge the chassis battery through that outlet?

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Posted: 09/11/19 09:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes. If they are connected to the chassis battery.


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Posted: 09/11/19 10:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, and mine are connected to the chassis battery. I did choose to use a Trik-L-Start unit. So my chassis battery charges from shore power and/or solar.


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I apologize for the off topic question. I have en E350 also and I get power on the drivers side cigarette lighter outlet but no power on the passenger side outlet. I've looked all through the owners manual and tried turning on all of the interior switches but I can't get it to work. I would like to get access to the wiring but that looks like Id have to pull the console apart. Any suggestions would be appreciated. It sounds like yours works so I thought I'd ask. Again sorry to be off topic.


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check the owner manual, some you can change the position of the fuse so the lighter is powered all the time

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77rollalong wrote:

check the owner manual, some you can change the position of the fuse so the lighter is powered all the time


Good idea! The first thing I did with our new 1992 GM van was to move the wire going to power windows to an always on fuse. My family really appreciated being able to open and close windows without running the engine, particularly when camping in it. Of course everything electrical is trickier to modify now.


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