Rear Power Socket


There are three fuses involved with the Element's power sockets.

Fuse 2 (15A) in the under-dash fuse/relay box powers the rear power socket.

Fuse 18 (15A) in the under-dash fuse/relay box powers the rear power socket relay and the front power socket.

Fuse 14 (40A) in the under-hood fuse/relay box powers Fuse 2 (also 3 and 15) in the under-dash box.


The rear power socket relay, labeled No. 3 below, is behind the glove box.

Figure 1
Figure 2
  1. PGM-FI Main 2 (Fuel Pump)
  2. PGM-FI Main 1 (FI Main)
  3. Rear Accessory Power
  4. Air Fuel Ratio Sensor
  5. 2003–06: empty
    2007–11: throttle actuator control
  6. A/T Reverse

For MY 2010–11, the banks of large and small outlets are reversed (Figure 3)

Figure 3

Always-On Conversion

To make the rear power outlet always hot, pull relay No. 3 and jumper the two fore connector slots (Figure 4). The two aft slots should be left alone.*

Figure 4

Thanks to Joel Moore, who came up with this mod and posted a how-to on his site.

Update, November 2007: If you want to make both front and rear outlets always on, this method will work. The only drawback is that both outlets will then share a single 15 Amp fuse.

*Actually, they could be useful. One is switched +12V, the other ground. Just don't jumper them, or you'll blow a fuse.

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