alternative to car charger?

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    My CTSV has a six speed and the fifth gear and especially reverse smack my hand off of anything that plugs into the adapter. I could probably have a stereo shop wire it into another location, but....
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    as far as i know theres not really any good alternatives. i would suggest going to a shop and seeing if they could run an extension off your cig. lighter to another location.
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    It's definitely an easy job (depending on how involved the dash removal process is) to add an alternate lighter socket. However, I believe the easiest and cheapest solution would be to not go through the gears so fast! :icon_ banana: Though, I can't say I blame you!

    edit: in all seriousness, I would swing by a car audio shop (not Best Buy or any other big box store) and have them give you a quote. I can't believe it would be more the $75...and since they're in there, tell them you want (2) extra outlets.
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    It'd be very easy to do your self. The parts wouldn't cost more than $20. Just stop by your local auto parts store and they'll practically do it for you.
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    I have a CTS-V too and I know what you mean...you do know there is another outlet on the backside of the center console, right? Also, a short shifter will help ...
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    A new socket is pretty easy with an Add-A-Fuse. My S2000's socket is in a ridiculous location (power cord ends up draped across the passenger cabin) so I installed a secondary one myself. A shop can certainly take care of it for you if you're not the DIY type.
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