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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 19, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Cig lighter to usb adapter problem

my car a 94 cavalier has a lighter it works as the lighter glows red when pushed.. but a usb adaper won't power on..been verified on another car and words..anyone have any idea's why in won't function in the cavalier?

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Re: Cig lighter to usb adapter problem

Key on or off?
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Re: Cig lighter to usb adapter problem

Probably because the positive contact is not going in far enough.

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Re: Cig lighter to usb adapter problem

It evidently is not making contact in that particular lighter.
I'm sure you've tried pushing the adapter and twisting it.

Replace the cigarette lighter.

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Re: Cig lighter to usb adapter problem

I went through several adapters until I found one that worked. Unfortunately my daughter liked it more than I did so I can't tell you which brand but I do know it wasn't a cheap Walmart one. Cost about $25 IIRC.
The one she gave me in exchange keeps popping out of the receptical on my Silverado.

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It evidently is not making contact in that particular lighter.
I'm sure you've tried pushing the adapter and twisting it.

Replace the cigarette lighter.
I will try another one thanks for the idea

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I went through several adapters until I found one that worked. Unfortunately my daughter liked it more than I did so I can't tell you which brand but I do know it wasn't a cheap Walmart one. Cost about $25 IIRC.
The one she gave me in exchange keeps popping out of the receptical on my Silverado.
bought one here at a dollar store..Ill try it later..thanks for the tip

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Re: Cig lighter to usb adapter problem

Look inside the lighter outlet. They often get rust right where they contact of the adapter will make contact. Also some adapters have a funky ground contact that doesn't work well or hold in the adapter in the outlet. A rubber eraser pencil with a piece of emery cloth wrapped over the tip might get it clean enough to make contact again.
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