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Drives me nuts that I cant charge my bluetooth or phone when I shut off the car. Found the solution and its really simple. I did the below process on my sons 2003 Accord EXL, 4 cylinder, 4 door automatic....

WARNING: This worked for me on my car, but I have no idea if your year and model of Accord uses the same wiring. Proceed at your own risk!

1)Turn off ign and remove key. Pull the left fuse cover AND the kick panel out to fully expose the fuse panel.
From this point forward, "left" and "right" is based on looking directly at the fuse block, straight on....

2) Remove the relay in the top right corner, closest to firewall, in spot #32, marked "acc". On my car its a black relay, to the right of a brown relay, and to the left of an empty relay spot.
Look closely, there are 4 slots in the fuse block that the relay came out of (2 vertical on the left, and 2 horizontal on the right side). These slots would coincide with the pins on the relay you removed.

3) Here's the simplicity of this....I made up a jumper wire that consisted of a 2 inch long piece of 16 gauge wire, bare each end and crimp on a flat spade connector on each end.


4) Plug one spade end into the far left vertical slot and the other spade into the adjoining vertical slot to the right. **Do not use the two horizontal slots on the right side of the block**
You have now jumped 12 volts battery voltage directly to the wiring going to your 2 power plugs.

5) Leave the ignition turned off.... Plug a cell phone adapter into the front power plug to see that the led on it powers up. . Unplug one end of the jumper and you will see that the adapter led will shut off. Re-attach jumper wire and adapter will power up again. Remove the accessory fuse (in spot #9) and you will see the adapter power down again. Reinstall the fuse. (relay may have been bypassed, but the circuit is still fused and protected).

6) Make sure that the loop of wire that you made up is tucked in and wont catch on the fuse panel cover when reinstalling, and reinstall the kick panel and fuse box cover. Try turning the ign on and off. led on adapter should stay on at all times. Toss the unused relay in the glove box as a spare.

You're done!

I cant believe it was this simple to do. I will be doing the same mod to my 06 Accord this weekend!

*****Update: Just did my 2006 Accord, V6 EXL w/Nav.... Exact same process as the 03. Relay was in the same spot, jumped the same 2 connections and same great results!*****
 

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Awesome! I'm not too sure how any people would do this mod, but if I may make a recommendation.. Clean up and organize the post a little bit into a more instructional format. Maybe if you took pictures, include those as well. An entire paragraph makes it hard to find certain steps (especially if you are following it as you go along.)

Thanks again! I might consider! There's been a few times I wish my car would keep the power on after I've shut the engine down. :thmsup:

Does the power shut off after you open the door?
 

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Awesome! I'm not too sure how any people would do this mod, but if I may make a recommendation.. Clean up and organize the post a little bit into a more instructional format. Maybe if you took pictures, include those as well. An entire paragraph makes it hard to find certain steps (especially if you are following it as you go along.)

Thanks again! I might consider! There's been a few times I wish my car would keep the power on after I've shut the engine down. :thmsup:

Does the power shut off after you open the door?
I have pics, just dont know how to post them here. And no, the power is hooked directly to a 12 v batt feed, so it is constant at all times. Tried to do this numerically if that helps a bit....
 

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ummmm why not just hot wire it, and put a 10-15 amp (or what ever amp fuse is on the original circuit) fuse inline to protect the circuit. i think your working too much into the process. just my 2 cents worth.
 

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ummmm why not just hot wire it, and put a 10-15 amp (or what ever amp fuse is on the original circuit) fuse inline to protect the circuit. i think your working too much into the process. just my 2 cents worth.
I know this procedure seems detailed, but its a 15 minute mod. Its simpler than it reads. It takes longer to get the fuse kick panel off than to do the mod. I already went the other route. Removed the center console, disconnected the existing source of power to the 2 power outlets, unbolted the drivers seat, ran a fused wire from the power seat harness up to the console. Left it that way for a week, then figured it out that there is a way simpler way to do this!! :) Removed the extra wiring, reconnected the factory wiring, and installed the simple jump wire....done!
 

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jump wire from what to what?
 

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jump wire from what to what?
Shaggy, go to item number 4. When you pull out the relay from the fuse block, look at the pins on the relay. There are are 4 in total, 2 that run vertical and 2 that run horizontal. Look directly at the spot in the fuse block where you removed the relay from. 2 vertical slots on the left and 2 horizontal slots on the right. Run the jumper between the two vert ical slots on the left side of the spot where the relay plugs into. You're done! :)
 
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