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How can I use accessory to charge phone but not have lights draining battery as well?
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Hello, there is really not a way to do this other than bypassing the say cig lighter and running a couple wires say to an add'l cig lighter you can buy cheap at local parts store, I can help with making the connections if you feel this is an option you would consider, Let me know, thanks

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