Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
Run straight to the battery using the fused harness supplied with the heated gear, or else add a fuse box and run through that.
The factory socket is CANbus limited to 5 amps, which isn't enough for a full heated jacket, much less socks, pants, gloves, etc.
Some folks have added another BMW-style socket down next to the factory one, which is wired direct to the battery. This works well too, and there are pre-wired kits available, maintaining that "factory look". Although you'd still need an adapter plug like you pictured if you go this route.
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