Tyre inflating via 12v socket

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Post by Mandarinfish » Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:41 pm

Apologies if this subject has been raised before but..,
I’ve just discovered my tyre inflator that plugs into a 12v socket ( ie the one in the boot) has a cable length that won’t reach the front tyres.
This is irritating as all my other vehicles have had 12v sockets in/near the centre console which has enabled me to reach all 4 tyres.
Small issue I know, but has anybody else had this problem, and how did they solve it (an extension lead perhaps)?.
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Post by Raxacorico » Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:54 pm

I had the same problem!
Decided to bite the bullet and got this:
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Post by Hoppy » Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:09 pm

Similar problem but found by trailing cable through tge car it reached

A pain throwing over the back seat but worked for me!
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Post by scott28tt » Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:58 pm

Foot pump.

Had one for years, fits in the space below the boot liner.
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Post by hungerdunger » Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:47 pm

I got a curly extension lead, which doesn't take up much space when not in use. But try to get a good quality one. Mine is nearly on full stretch to get to the front near-side wheel and I've already had to do a solder job on the socket.
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Post by Mandarinfish » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:26 am

Thanks everyone.
I shall try Hoppys method first and see how I get on.
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Post by G43FAN » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:12 am

I just use an electronic pressure gauge and should there be a discrepancy I take it to my local garage and spend 50p and that's despite having a compressor in the garage.
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Post by Scratch » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:36 pm

Mandarinfish wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:41 pm
Apologies if this subject has been raised before but..,
I’ve just discovered my tyre inflator that plugs into a 12v socket ( ie the one in the boot) has a cable length that won’t reach the front tyres.
This is irritating as all my other vehicles have had 12v sockets in/near the centre console which has enabled me to reach all 4 tyres.
Small issue I know, but has anybody else had this problem, and how did they solve it (an extension lead perhaps)?.
I know it’s not the answer but has anyone queried this with VW? Is the tyre inflator fit for purpose? Maybe they would say take the front wheel off and take it to the back of the car?

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Post by scott28tt » Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:29 pm

Scratch wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:36 pm
I know it’s not the answer but has anyone queried this with VW? Is the tyre inflator fit for purpose? Maybe they would say take the front wheel off and take it to the back of the car?

VW don't supply an inflator, everyone who has replied about having one will have their own (including me with my foot pump!)
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Post by Scratch » Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:34 pm

scott28tt wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:29 pm
Scratch wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:36 pm
I know it’s not the answer but has anyone queried this with VW? Is the tyre inflator fit for purpose? Maybe they would say take the front wheel off and take it to the back of the car?

VW don't supply an inflator, everyone who has replied about having one will have their own (including me with my foot pump!)
Am I missing something here? There is a tyre inflator in my ID3 boot. To use when you get a puncture along with the goo.

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