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Post by Admin on Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:57 am

For those who have or had fitted the optional armrest did you know it has a provision for a hidden 12V power outlet?

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Opening the armrest you will see this hole (or a rubber grommet to remove) with a notch which 12V power outlets use to prevent them turning...

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Most 12V power outlet/Cigarette lighter/USB will do the job as log as they have a rubber dust cap (like below) as the solid ones catch on the walls of the storage area...

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Quick mock up below as I am waiting for a genuine Suzuki one to be delivered...

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Post by Bjorn on Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:30 pm

I did not see any connector/wiring that could be used for the power outlet when I fitted my armrest?

i would like to say that the design and fit of the various plastic parts is very good! and removal and re-fitting was straight forward.
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Post by theforestdweller on Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:18 pm

Hadn't spotted that! The only thing I checked was the fitting by the supplying dealer, and I agree that the unit is a very good fit and does at least look as if it is part of the car rather than an afterthought. Will wait and see what Karl has to say about the wiring before I commit Smile
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Post by Admin on Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:48 am

There are a few connectors under the centre console but as yet I have not been able to find a wiring diagram to see which one is ok to use, it is possible one of the connectors is for the automatic shift lights?
In Japan for the Escudo they offer an optional mood light selection, one of them is for the cup holders so I presume there is a switched 12v supply somewhere?

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Post by Admin on Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:51 am

Without the availability of a wiring diagram I decided to create another 12V switched/fused power supply
(this is for my heated seat install but could easily be used for the above 12v power outlet for the arm rest)

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First of all locate the cable at the rear of the centre console 12v outlet, disconnect and follow up the rear of the dash until you find another connecter, disconnect this and you will be able to remove a small wiring section 39460-61M00...

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With two lengths of wire I spliced and soldered into the o/e loom , insulated with heat shrink then fitted a 2.8mm 2 way connector...

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The loom is then ready to replace onto your Vitara but now with a factory looking connector/12v supply...

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Post by Prokopas on Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:25 am

Great work Karl Very Happy Very Happy The armrest but be similar to S-Cross model which houses the usb port inside the armrest (hence the availability of the space.
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Post by Admin on Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:42 am

Thanks for that info Prokopas, I was not aware the S-Cross housed the USB port there thumbl

This would possibly correspond with the connector I mentioned above as it does look more Audio than power supply? (I really do need a factory manual/wiring diagram Sad )

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Post by graham04 on Fri May 06, 2016 8:13 pm

Hi guy's what's involved in fitting the arm rest. I do miss the one out of my GV and apparently it comes without an idiot guide which is usually vital for me.

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Post by Admin on Fri May 06, 2016 11:47 pm

Really simple and maybe an hours install taking your time?

From memory and without the aid of a safety net.........
Pull the gearstick surround, pull the cup holder, remove 4 screws,remove centre console rear section, undo and replace floor mounted bracket, refit new arm rest, fit 4 screws , replace cup holder, replace gear stick surround...........and enjoy Very Happy

I'm sure I have pictures on my other laptop so will try my best to upload them

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Post by Admin on Sat May 07, 2016 4:44 am

Sorry I thought I had a better set of pictures but this is all I can find Crying or Very sad

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The Armrest is supplied with a replacement bracket/mount, 2 x screws and 3 x plastic covers, two for the side screws and one for the 12V socket blank inside the armrest

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Tools needed are a 10mm socket or spanner, phillips head screw driver and you may find some plastic trim tools handy like the ones shown below

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First of all remove the centre console trim

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If you have an AllGrip Model be aware there is a wiring loom connected to the Switch

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To show where the screws are for removal here they are shown on the new arm rest

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The old centre console can now be removed

As shown earlier there is a new armrest bracket to be fitted but first a controller and sensor must be removed

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The new bracket can now be fitted

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Fitting the new armrest is a reversal of above

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After tightening the two rear screws you can fit the 2 x blanking plugs and also the 3rd one inside the arm rest unless you are planning to fit a hidden 12v power supply

**remember to refit the wiring for the Allgrip if fitted**


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Post by Bjorn on Sat May 07, 2016 6:45 am

Good pics! What is the controller/sensor for? I didn't see those in the video that was posted in another thread

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Post by Admin on Sat May 07, 2016 8:30 am

There are several items on that mounting, TPMS controller, Keyless start Antenna and Keyless receiver........it could be the video you watched was on an SZ-4 or SZ-T which does not have everything the SZ-5 model has?

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Post by Bjorn on Sat May 07, 2016 8:35 am

Good to Know, thanks!

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Post by graham04 on Sat May 07, 2016 4:15 pm

That was brilliant, got to be better than anything Suzuki would come up with.
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Post by HILLCLIMBER on Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:53 pm

Thanks for the detailed instructions Karl, very useful, fitted my armrest today with no problem, by heck those metal brackets have some seriously sharp edges !!
Cup holders certainly need a good firm pull to release, always used to worry me when I was working, removing some plastic mouldings I was always wondering if I had missed a retaining screw !
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Post by Admin on Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:17 pm

Glad to hear the pictures were useful, removing any plastic trimming can be a nightmare, checking manuals and part fiches they often forget to tell you about that hidden screw or retaining clip then after hours of searching you realise brute force is the tool

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Post by Ulpian on Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:47 pm

Very clear and the graphics really help. Thank you.
I was wondering if I should get one, the S Cross was fitted, but I'm managing well without it and in truth haven't missed it. So I think I'll leave it out and put the money towards an Ignis an a few years time

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Post by terryk on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:42 pm

Hi Karl.  Thanks very much for the above graphics and arm rest fitting guide. It makes it all seem very much easier. I would like to fit the accessory socket in the arm rest and was interested to read about your mod for the wiring section 39460-61M00. You also mentioned on a thread of mine, that this wiring section could also be tapped to supply a dashcam. To that end, I would be looking to add two spurs to the existing wiring section (one for dashcam and one for arm rest socket). Other than soldering multiple wires into the wiring section, I wondered if there might be a two way to six way type adapter which could drive the existing socket, dashcam and arm rest socket. I checked the online manual and the fuse diagram has 15a for accessory sockets 1&2, with 10a for socket 3. I'm not sure which fuse drives the under dash socket which would be tapped into. Any advice you (or other members) might have would be gratefully appreciated.

Cheers....Terry
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