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Cigarette Lighter Coming on but power not strong enough to charge anything

My cigarette lighter does work whenever I attempt at charging my phone or anything else however the charge is never strong enought to keep whatever im charging from dying. I Light for the charger comes on some of the time and sometimes it does not. Could this be a fuse? If so How can I locate the fuse, Im told that this is something that could easily be swapped out? Please assist.

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  • nsheppa Oct 05, 2008

    Also I recently had car trouble (belt replaced) which caused my car to have to be towed. Well when i got my car back and had the belt replaced i noticed that my ipod was no longer configured with my radio? Does this have anything to do with the mechanics possibly unhooking the wiring?

  • nsheppa Oct 05, 2008

    The alternator was replaced along with the supertine belt which was recently (last month)? Something like that. But the cigarette lighter has had the low voltage for the last few years? Could this be a fuse?

  • nsheppa Oct 05, 2008

    Thanks! This is a great site

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The two problems that you posted could be connected somehow by the alternator not charging because of the belt issue. so if you have a low battery, the cigarette lighter would have a low voltage also.

then on the ipod issue, the memory of the radio could have been lost due to removal of battery cables or the battery really went down on its voltage. just re-configure your radio to accept the ipod music.

tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool

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  • francis rivero Oct 05, 2008

    it would not be a fuse since if it is a fuse, it would be totally zero. could be a loose connection. either from the power wire or from the ground wire.

    tnx,
    drcool


  • francis rivero Oct 05, 2008

    thank you, but as the ratings are as important to us as answering your question, can i request for a fixya since a helpful would still deduct a 0.01 to my present ratings.

    tnx again for using fixya,

    drcool


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