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      07-29-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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How do I charge my phone with the ignition off?

Hi everyone, I cannot figure out how to charge my iPhone with the ignition off in my wife's '15 X1. On a keyed ignition, you just put the key in the run position, and the cigarette lighter charging port charges the phone.

But the key fob ignition only seems to have 2 positions: ignition on and car running, or ignition/car off and the fob still in place, which allows the stereo to work. When I turn it off though my phone charger immediately stops working.

So how do I charge the phone with the vehicle not running? TIA.
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      07-29-2019, 08:35 PM   #2
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Without adding an USB hardwired or re-wiring the accessory outlet you cannot. As far as I know you would have to wire it to an always hot fuse behind the glove box.
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      07-30-2019, 03:51 PM   #3
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just carry a portable battery back. keep it charge while you drive. charge your phone phone when car is off.

take it with you when you need it on the go.
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      07-30-2019, 04:19 PM   #4
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Quote:
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Without adding an USB hardwired or re-wiring the accessory outlet you cannot. As far as I know you would have to wire it to an always hot fuse behind the glove box.
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just carry a portable battery back. keep it charge while you drive. charge your phone phone when car is off.

take it with you when you need it on the go.
Thanks for those replies, I appreciate the comments. I'll get a portable battery pack as recommended.
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