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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aerostich has a range of applications for the 'BMW' plug, aka DIN4165. I have a heated jacket from Aerostich.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerosearch.php?restrict=Static&q=bmw+plug
http://www.powerletproducts.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIN_4165_connector

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I wonder what other accessories are out there that use those funny plugs.


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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question, which wire could I tap off of so that the socket is only powered when the van is running?

I think these are nice:

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Anyone know the designation of the bulb that is used?
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installation and removal instruction pdf's here:

http://www.cascoglobal.com/n20845/i20913.html

some history:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigar_lighter_receptacle
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe this is the type of bulb that goes with the cigarette lighter:
http://www.donsbulbs.com/cgi-bin/r/b.pl/2721k%7c12v%7c1.2w%7cwl%7ct1.5~osram.html
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have a source for Casco power sockets? I have looked over the internet and can't find anything...
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Casco lighters Reply with quote

They sell them at wal-mart, or at least they used to the post below is a few years old.


r39o wrote:
So I was at my fav Wallymart and I spy they have Casco brand lighters.

http://www.cascoglobal.com/n20845/i244539.html

Problem is, I don't know which one the replacement for the Vanagon is?

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glad to see others found this little task a bit tricky !
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you didn't want to re install the OG lighter sockett, why couldn't you just put a counter sink into a drill motor and shave off the outer lip that holds in in the dash hole ?
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STILL CAN'T FIND THESE! I have been to all the auto stores and the Walmart. They just don't have the power outlets at all.

Anyone have an online source? I wish to get a lighted power socket with the clear bezel, it is part no.:

Casco 940 0074
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keithwwalker wrote:
Question, which wire could I tap off of so that the socket is only powered when the van is running?

I think these are nice:

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Anyone know the designation of the bulb that is used?
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump

still can't find the casco power outlet
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grabbed a Eurovan power outlet at my local pick-n-pull the other day for $2, and installed it today.
Once you see how these things come apart, they aren't too tricky...but until then you can sit there and struggle with it for a long time!

I used a very small flathead screwdriver to push down on one of the little tabs of the lit up ring, while pulling the center out with my finger (after I unplugged the connector). The eurovan plug has the same connector as the vanagon plug, so I was able to plug the new one right in.

Now I just need to figure out why the bulb doesn't light.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keithwwalker wrote:
bump

still can't find the casco power outlet


Try a boat place... I think I've seen them at West Coast Marine
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tsombrero1 wrote:
keithwwalker wrote:
bump

still can't find the casco power outlet


Try a boat place... I think I've seen them at West Coast Marine


West Marine.
They don't have the Casco brand, but do have some similar ones:

http://tinyurl.com/5cxdqo
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided why bother with the lighted ring, I've never needed to find it in the dark with the engine running and the dash lights on(and the PO had mysteriously cut the blue wire to the bulb anyway)
so I bought this one on a whim at a radio shack:

http://tinyurl.com/6dk55v

It was exactly the same diamerter as OE, the only difference is that it has a locating notch for the flap so I had to file a 1/32nd notch into the dash.
And I really like that it has a cover, no fingers can get caught in there.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update, Casco told me that the new power outlets are being made in Germany. Not available in the US.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

keithwwalker wrote:
Aerostich has a range of applications for the 'BMW' plug, aka DIN4165. I have a heated jacket from Aerostich.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerosearch.php?restrict=Static&q=bmw+plug
http://www.powerletproducts.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIN_4165_connector

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I wonder what other accessories are out there that use those funny plugs.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend Rick sells to Aerostich. Rick's company, Motorrad Elekrik, has a BUNCH of cigarette lighter options.

www.motoelekt.com

I do the web site. He likes it simple the way it is...
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump...

I just got a blue led bulb that will fit the lighter bezel socket with modification. Still looking for that power outlet with the clear bezel.... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump, still looking for a clear bezel power socket

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Here is removal instructions, with special tool, for the lighter:

http://www.cascoglobal.com/fileadmin/templates/ima...648779.pdf
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this in very basic but can someone explain in simple terminology if it is possible to splice off from the main cigar lighter additional cigar lighters within the van.

i.e. one for the iPhone/ iPod, GPS, Satellite Radio, Charger for the Digital Camera while driving.

I assume you could just splice off the main wire?

I have my cig lighter & stereo wired off my second battery currently.

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