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Charger through cigarette lighter will not work, fuse seems ok

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First using multimeter check if there's voltage at the cigarette lighter slot as if there is then the problem is in charger, otherwise check for continuity of Cigarette lighter wiring

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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    Matthew Nov 19, 2013

    I found out: the cigarette lighter hole was not designed for a car charger. At least on my S model, I'm reading proper voltage, fuse is fine. All I had to do was take a knife and shave some of my charger down.

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before u pull panel, check for 12vdc with voltmeter inside lighter socket. If u have it, then clean contacts and/or replace lighter(not socket, wiring is fine) May save a lot of work. If you don't have voltage are you 100% sure you have right fuse and not the one below, above, or next to it? I still make mistakes with numbered fuses, which number is for which fuse. To make sure I start counting at 1.

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