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Old 09-08-17, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default Cigarette lighter socket

Bit of an odd one, I generally use the 12V socket in the dash to charge my phone while I'm driving but the adapter I've used with other vehicles doesn't seem to connect to the power in this car. I did wonder if the socket itself was faulty but the cigarette lighter heats up and pops as normal.

Anyone else found this?
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Old 09-08-17, 12:43 PM   #2
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Hi..if the lighter heats and pops up,the socket is ok...I would look at the plug..I have seen some that have a little adapter that twists off on the end,,?
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The power lead works perfectly in other vehicles. I got it to work in the Pug by twisting it, wonder if there's something about the design Peugeot use that is different from others. I'd have thought they'd be pretty standard.
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Hi...mine in my 407 needs a wriggle sometimes to get it to work..and yes they are all standard,I doubt if peugeot make anything electrical....
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As above my usb charger doesn't just go straight in. Needs messing about with a bit to get working.
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If the lighter socket has been used as a lighter, it will most likely have some sort of surface corrosion/tarnishing due to the heating of the lighter element. You may have to clean off the contact surfaces inside to improve matters. But remove fuse/disconnect battery before trying this..
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Old 10-08-17, 01:41 PM   #7
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If the lighter socket has been used as a lighter, it will most likely have some sort of surface corrosion/tarnishing due to the heating of the lighter element. You may have to clean off the contact surfaces inside to improve matters. But remove fuse/disconnect battery before trying this..
+1 for this, i had the same problem, used a small point file to scrap away corrosion, works perfect now
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Old 10-08-17, 08:40 PM   #8
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Most modern cars no longer have cigarette lighter sockets - they are just aux power sockets and accept a similarly shaped plug as the plug for cigarette lighter sockets but they are different. I have found older leads with a plug for a cigarette lighter socket struggle to work in aux power sockets so guess it is the same the other way round - i.e. an aux plug will struggle to work in a cigarette lighter socket. I'm pretty sure it is something to do with the spring metal clamps that hold the lighter down until it heats up enough to expand the spring clamps enough for the coil spring in the lighte plug to pop the heted lighter out.
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So you are telling me that both my 2008 407's are not modern cars...????
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Old 11-08-17, 06:13 PM   #10
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So you are telling me that both my 2008 407's are not modern cars...????
Please read the first word of my previous response.

My 2004 307 did not have a cigarette lighter - just an auxilary power socket which does not work with a lighter plug as the positive terminal is totally different and there is nothing to hold the lighter in. Your 407's are definately more modern than my 307 and the 307 was exactly as I said in my first response.

It became taboo to fit cigarette lighters in new cars due to the overwhelming anti smoking lobby - especially with the heavily beurocratic EU hierarchy. However, I know that some cars still had them as standard (or as an option) hence the first word being 'most'
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