Date registered: Sep 2005
Vehicle: 1988 420 SE; 2015 ML 400
Location: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS & Doha, Qatar
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I appreciate your car is away at present, but when it returns I would love to see a photo of the center console/dash area. I too am surprised the ashtray does not have a lighter in it. I am not aware that MB had 2 versions of the front ashtray.
I am not at home at the moment to post the wiring diagrams showing where you would pick up power from, but basically any power line which had a high enough rated fuse for your purposes would do.
As for what to get, any cigarette lighter fitting from any car parts store will do. I am thinking of wiring a spare one into the box under the armrest just to have another power outlet.
It is essentially a positive line and a negative (earth) line, hard to mess up!
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