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BlueRaa
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Hi,

After buying my lovely Mk.2 focus I put on of those 2 way splitters in the cigarette lighter to charge 2 devices. My first mistake!

It shorted and the cigarette lighter hasn't worked since. I have of course checked the fuse and it is fine.

Is it possible the lighter socket itself has somehow fused or shorted or perhaps the wire has melted? Really want to fix this. Have coped without it for 5 years but really want to get a dashcam and it's time I fixed this.

Any advice of help would be gratefully received.

Cheers,

Andy

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44 minutes ago, BlueRaa said:

Hi,

After buying my lovely Mk.2 focus I put on of those 2 way splitters in the cigarette lighter to charge 2 devices. My first mistake!

It shorted and the cigarette lighter hasn't worked since. I have of course checked the fuse and it is fine.

Is it possible the lighter socket itself has somehow fused or shorted or perhaps the wire has melted? Really want to fix this. Have coped without it for 5 years but really want to get a dashcam and it's time I fixed this.

Any advice of help would be gratefully received.

Cheers,

Andy

There may be two fuses for your cig lighters if you have one in the rear too. Also make sure you're looking at the correct fuse diagram for your car.

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The other thing it could be is their is a contact at the bottom of the socket that could have been bent backwards as to no longer complete the circuit so take the fuse out and bend it forward that could sort your problem but for the sake of the cost I just replaced it with a new unit.   

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