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Cigarette lighter

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by B5 BIKER, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. B5 BIKER
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    [Jul 2, 2012]
    The cigarette lighter in my car won't stay down to heat when pressed
    i really only want it to work for powering the satnav but can't get ant power from it
    i have checked the fuse and it is fine and have tried plugging in a few items
    Does anyone have any idea what might be going on here
    thanks
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    [Jul 2, 2012]
    Are you 100% sure there is no power there? The cigarette lighter not staying down might be a simple case of it need the tabs folding in a little bit to keep hold of the lighter.
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    [Jul 2, 2012]
    my cig lighter doesnt hold down its self, but still works if i keep my finger onit, but my power is working as i used my iphone charger loads
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    ^^^ This +1
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    [Jul 2, 2012]
    Blown fuse?
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    [Jul 2, 2012]
    Tabs, mine had this, Audi said its because the adaptors for these type of things push the pins out. Push them back.. ..
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    [Jul 2, 2012]
    so does it heat up when you hold it down ?
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    [Jul 6, 2012]
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    [Jul 6, 2012]
    I used a small flat screwdriver to lever the tabs at the bottom in a little and blew a fuse in the process (#24, 20a) - it hold the lighter fine now. :)
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