Originally Posted by Freeagnt54
I would be worried about burning my car down with the way that's tapped off a fuse.
You can install a circuit right off the battery as long as you use an inline fuse as close to the battery as possible on the positive side.
I've never looked at the back of the factory cig lighter, but is there anyway you could solder a copper jumper in place of the thermal fuse that burned out.
That is how you burn a car down...there is nothing wrong with the way he tapped off the fuse as long as the tap is on the correct side of the fuse.