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Many accessories that can be plugged into the 12
volt power outlet, draw power from the vehicle’s
battery, even when not in use; i.e. cellular phones,
etc. Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the
vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to de-
grade battery life and/or prevent engine starting.
Accessories that draw higher power such as cool-
ers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc., will discharge the
battery even more quickly. Only use these inter-
mittently and with greater caution.
After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started, (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
Center Console/Armrest Storage Bin
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 209