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Lost cigarette lighter adaptor

We lost the three silver pieces on the tip of the adaptor. We took it apart to replace the fuse and we think the pieces fell out of the car when my husband got out to purchase the fuses, and when he returned he didn't realize that they were missing until the next day. So I need to either replace the car charger or replace the missing pieces.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you may offer.

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I purchased a replacement. Thank you.

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