- Jul 31, 2019
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- W169 A Class CVT A180 2006 Elegance
I had a W168 in which I fitted a power socket in the boot. I'm sure I remember there being a pair of wires terminating in a connector behind the left hand stowage compartment in the boot (where the jack etc is stored). I can see what looks like a 'knockout' blank in the plastic liner in the same place in my W169 but before I start making holes I thought I'd ask if anyone knows if the wires are there hiding behind. Reason I'm asking is I've just fitted a towbar and am looking for a power supply at the back end rather than running a wire all the way forwards to the battery compartment. Wiring instructions on the relay box say to connect (via an in-line fuse of course) direct to the positive terminal of the battery, but I think I'd much rather it be on an ignition controlled circuit. I can't really see a reason for it to be permanently live? Any advice much appreciated!