Fitting a 12V auxiliary socket in the boot of a vauxhall Insignia?

#1
Chaps,

Have any of you done this to your Insignia/Vectra (wiring can't be that much different)?

If so, does the wiring for this exist behind the panels? Unfortunately Vauxhall were reluctant to give me a wiring diagram for this vehicle and suggested I took it to a main dealer (yeah right!).

I bought a socket out of Halfords as Vauxhall wanted £22 for one. Again dealership rip off merchants!

Thanks in advance!
 
#2
Use a multimeter, but you may well find a live spur going to your boot area (maybe as part of the towing pack regardless if it is fitted or not).

Failing that you can locate a spare space in the fuse box and then (with a wire coathanger) trace a live to the rear of your vehicle under your trimmings.

Earth the socket to the chassis of your car.
 
#7
I'd be wary of slaving of the dashsocket...

if you have something in the boot (say a fridge) and then you try to use the front one it may overload the circuit.

If you have high power (relative I know) plans for the rear socket then I'd lay another line.
 
#8
I'd be wary of slaving of the dashsocket...

if you have something in the boot (say a fridge) and then you try to use the front one it may overload the circuit.

If you have high power (relative I know) plans for the rear socket then I'd lay another line.

It's merely for my line of work.... Charge a halogen 12V search light. That's it really.

An alternative I guess will be to wire the charging unit straight into a lume..... Saves me cutting out a circle for mounting the socket.
 
#9
It's merely for my line of work.... Charge a halogen 12V search light. That's it really.

An alternative I guess will be to wire the charging unit straight into a lume..... Saves me cutting out a circle for mounting the socket.

You sure you havent "borrowed" a Nightsun searchlight and want to wire that up as reversing lights.
 
#10
You sure you havent "borrowed" a Nightsun searchlight and want to wire that up as reversing lights.

Ha ha! The make of it is streamlight. Actually not a bad idea as reversing the insignia is a nightmare at times with poor visibility in the dark (been on a lot of power faults with work recently and cursed it quite often).
 
#11
Im sure the Vectra C forum showed all wiring looms, quite often the same wiring loom is present in all models to save cost. Its a matter of where exactly to drill a hole and go searching, front fogs is a prime example.
 
#12
Ha ha! The make of it is streamlight. Actually not a bad idea as reversing the insignia is a nightmare at times with poor visibility in the dark (been on a lot of power faults with work recently and cursed it quite often).

You could learn to reverse in the dark, not as if squaddies are taught to reverse without a banksman/commander.

Really you want to look at how your fellow workers manage it.

Almost forgot is it your own car to modify or is it a coy car. Just curious as to the ins+ outs of what you are intending to do.
 
#15
If anyone owns an Insignia they appreciate the poor visibility from the rear window. Even during daylight hours. But anyway, I'm not putting this aux supply in for a spot light. Merely to charge a big feck off torch.
 
#19
The boot light will probably have a permanent live feed, tap into that.

From Mr Google "A live in the rear fusebox, theres one above the large redfuse.. "

 

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