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Auatomobile adaptor not working

The automobile adapter for the cigarette lighter for my Tom Tom keeps going on and off? Is there a fuse in it? or where can i purchase a replacement part.

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Thanks for letting me assist with your problem. Does your vehicle have another lighter or utility plug? If it does, try and plug your One into a different one. If you only have one, try it in a friends vehicle and see if the problem continues. If it stops cycling on and off, then it's the lighter outlet in your vehicle. If it doesn't then it could be the plug on the vehicle adapter. If my help has been satisfactory, I'd appreciate a rating. Thanks for using FixYa.

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If the fuse is OK then the lead itself may be faulty and probably needs to be replaced.
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