Constant Power Accessory Outlets MK7 GSW *Easy*


Veteran Member
Aug 5, 2006
Lexington, VA
05 Jetta wagon, 15 Golf wagon
Just purchased a new old stock Golf SportWagen and was a little disappointed that my phone wouldn't charge with the car off as it would in my 05.

Lots of searching and no clear answer on how to fix, many threads on different forums promote using an inline fuse holder and or removing fuse panel and rearranging wires on the back...
This is much easier than all of that in my 2015 Golf SW.

  1. First remove drivers side storage bin under the dash by opening then squeezing the back sides to unlatch and fold out of the dash more, then pull the bottom straight out off the hinge. Instructions and pictures in owners manual.
  2. Second spot the yellow 20 amp fuse close to bottom right
  3. Last move that fuse up half a position.

That's it, now both front and rear accessory cigarette outlets have power with the car not running.

Sorry if this has been covered already but I couldn't find it.
Also couldn't find a diagram of which fuses are which, not in owners manual or anything at the fuse panel.



Veteran Member
Dec 13, 2008
Virginia Beach, VA
'01 Jetta TDI/'15 Golf TDI
Yep, easy fix. It has been covered here, but probably two years ago!

I would highly recommend to all new owners that want to do their own wrenching or maintenance to buy a one-day subscription to erWin here and download all of the service manuals and diagrams for the 2015s (CRUA engine code).


Top Post Dawg
Apr 4, 2005
Stafford,NY (WNY)
'03 Galactic Blue Jetta TDI, '15 Silk Blue Golf Sportwagen TDI
Awesome! Just found this thread and was annoyed by the 12v being only on when car is switched on. This will make it easier to run the trailer wiring;)....

Stealth TDI

Pre-Forum Veteran Member
Feb 13, 1998
Newport News, VA
2017 GTI APR Stage 3 (395 hp/376 lb-ft)
Consider one of these devices to save you from a surprise-dead battery:
I use two to support my electronics package, one set to 12V and the other set to 14V (which basically means only when the car is running).
PS: I, too, appreciate having the ability to transport cold food...