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Re: wil not charge up
Id suggest going to a local battery store such as batterys plus as they can test any power-cell ever made about. to make sure that your battery was not defective. Also make sure that the car isnt off when trying to charge. Try it through AC power in your home first to charge it. You can also make sure the battery is properly seated.
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More than likely overheated the wiring going to the lighter as well and burned it off. If you pull the lighter socket out you should see if it did. Simply solder it back on and be careful not to overload it again.
The plugs which are used with car lighters are often very poor; compare the firmness of the seating of the lighter with your accessory plug.
The latter are often too loose to make decent contact.
Also, that plug is equipped with a fuse; unscrew the plug body and check the fuse.
I also recall someone having a failed plug on the Tomtom itself; it may be a weak point.
it wil be located in the fuse box, the fuses should be listed on the box or inside the box and again in your owners manual. If you can not locate this way you will need to pull each fuse till you find the burnt fuse replacing with the same amperage fuse. Cigarette lighters can and do go bad, if you find no burnt fuses the lighter can be bad. This can be checked with any 12 volt plug accessory. Good luck.
Easy, just insert the "cigarette lighter style" plug from the A/C charger into the "cigarette lighter style" socket on the top of the unit, and then insert the A/C adapter in to a wall socket. It can also be charged in your car with a cord that has double "cigarette lighter style" plugs at ether end, one inserted in the Vector and the other in your cigarette lighter.
Wait, one more - clamp the units cables properly on to your cars battery terminals, then start your car. periodicly checking for full charge.
Hope it helps...
Verify that the car cigarette lighter outlet is working. Do you have something that you could plug into the lighter like a light?
With the car running plug the Garmin into the cigarette lighter outlet. Does it come on without pushing the ON button? If the answer is no then there is either a problem with the cable or the cigarette lighter outlet. It should come on by itself if the lighter is working. Also are you using Garmin cables and DC adapter?
you can charge it via the usb or cigarette lighter. either method will work and i am not aware of any problems created by using the lighter. that really should be the primary charge method as it is expected to be used in the car. is it charging on your computer. if it is, but not on the lighter you may want to ensure that the lighter is itself working correctly and then also check to make sure that the fuse in the car charger is intact. just a few suggestions