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Car Power plug problem.

We have lost the tip to the power pug in cord and can see the end of the fuse coming out of the power cord. The power cord plug has listed 12 volts in and 12 volts out. I tried to replace it with a 12 volt tap by cutting the cable and attaching the cable to it. That did not work. I tried buying two of the Walmart 12 volt power adapters the first one worked for less than a minet the second one did not work at all. That did not work. Where can I get the end of the factory power plug? I think that would be the easiest solution to my problem.
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Albert Timme
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