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i keep a Schumacher 'Maintainer' plugged into my battery during the winter to keep the battery charged up. but i'd like to have an external spot to plug it in rather than running the cord thru the grille to the power box under the hood.

i bought a socket from a Boating Supplier that accepts the plug like plugs into the cigarette lighter, which the Maintainer came with.. and it has a rubberized weatherproof cap. it needs a hole about 1 1/4 inch in diameter.

now... where to put it?

any suggestions?

i thought maybe in the lower grille, but i'd have to remove a little of the grille to mount it. maybe in the rear somewhere and just run the wire straight to the battery?

i don't have a front license plate.. maybe i should add the plate and hide the plug behind a flip down plate or something.
 

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Since it's a round plug, why not replace the trunk key-hole with it?
 

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update if you are interested...

well i ended up doing a little cutting on the front grille and put the socket there.
it actually turned out almost invisible.
 

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can anyone see the 3 attached pictures?
I can't... for some reason all I see when people attach pictures are the words 'Attached Thumbnails'... but I see no link or button to see these pictures...
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can anyone see the 3 attached pictures?
I can't... for some reason all I see when people attach pictures are the words 'Attached Thumbnails'... but I see no link or button to see these pictures...
can anybody explain what has changed that I can't see attachments?
I can see them just fine. Looks good! :bigthumb:
 

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That looks good. I want to do something similar for my Corvette. It sits all winter with a battery tender clamped to the battery. I run the cord through the window.
 
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