Ok, now that you have the little cover in hand (remember, the little hinges are at the bottom of the cover), drill a 1 1/4 inch hole in the cover. It doesn't matter where, just pick a spot to your liking. After the hole is drilled, clean up any plastic shavings with a small razor blade and insert the 12V outlet:
Outlet in package:
To insert the outlet in the hole you drilled, simply push it in until it snaps. That's all you have to do!
Outlet installed in plastic cover:
Now for the electrical. Get a small ohm meter. I got this one at Harbor Freight for $5. It works GREAT, and has saved my rear from getting shocked a few times. Best $5 I spent.
Now, put the black lead onto a good ground spot. there are a LOT, so just pick a bolt and hold it on there.
Now, that white plug you see just hanging there will provide the constant power (which means the power is always on, and doesn't turn off when you turn off the ignition). The white wire with blue stripe is the one with the power. Touch the red lead from the ohm meter to that wire where it goes into the plug, and you will get a reading on the meter:
Red lead touching hot wire:
Reading on meter:
So now we know where we will be getting the power from. So, take a screwdriver (mine was cordless), and take a screw out of the metal (one with wires already grounded to it works best). Run the black wire from the new outlet through the smaller square hole (where the cover with new outlet will go), and run the wire to the screw where the larger cover goes (that you already removed). Put the black wire end on the screw and reinstall the screw.
Run the wire to the new spot:
Install wire onto screw:
Continued next post.....