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Vehicle Information: Model: 996; Year: 2002; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 31000;

Hi Joel,Thought I'd chime in on the spare 12 V outlet issue. On the coupe, at least, removing the passenger left side panel under the console exposes a black plug intended for mobile phone installation. It carries 12V on all the time, 12 V switched on with the ignition, 5V (I believe) which is good for some GPS units, and ground. There is room for a corded expansion plug, ie 3 female sockets in a row driven from this source and it can all be carefully tucked in allowing cords to disappear into the panel seam. Be careful to choose highest quality components and solder/heatshrink tube to prevent shorts but I am using an Ipod, satellite radio, and a cell phone with nothing plugged into the accessory socket on the dash. This combo has not challenged the stock fuses so I think it's fine.

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