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Not charging My husband bought me a bluetooth universal easy install car kit and it says to charge it up but only by way of using cigaretter lighter in car. Anyway tried this and the red light doesn't come on at all. Which makes me wonder that a dud one has been sold to us. Secondly are we missing a mains plug as it seems a bit odd to have to charge it up in the car! Kind regards Dani Peace

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"car kit" would use cigar lighter for power. Nothing unusual about that.
If the red light does not come on, there may be an open fuse inside the cigar lighter plug.

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