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The part that goes into the cigarette lighter broke on my Garin Nuvi. When I pulled it out, the small metal pieces, and a little glass tube fell out. How do I put it back together?

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The glass tube is the fuse. There should be a spring and threaded metal barrel with a metal tip that slides through it. Look for these (4) parts.

The spring goes in first, followed by the glass fuse and then the metal tip should pass through the metal barrel. Screw the metal barrel with the tip on the end over the fuse. When you press on the tip, it should push in a little and spring back out. If you lost the pieces, you'll need to purchase another charger.

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