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car stereo and cigerette lighter

Discussion in 'Motors' started by wijcc, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. wijcc


    Joined: 10 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,592

    Location: London

    Hey guys, one of the ladies at work, snapped/broke the charger for her sat nav in the car cigerette lighter. The end snapped off. This caused the car stereo to stop working too. Apparently there was a "bang" sound when the charger end broke. I have managed to extract the broken end of the charger from the car lighter socket. But the cigerette lighter and car stereo is not working still. My question is does the car stereo and cigerette lighter work off the same fuse or would this have done more damage then just a blown fuse? The car in question is a 2000 honda civic 1.6 se (1995-2000 model)
  2. BigglesPiP


    Joined: 8 Mar 2006

    Posts: 13,293

    Location: Near Winchester

    Checked the fusebox?
  3. wijcc


    Joined: 10 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,592

    Location: London

    nope not yet, i will later when it stops raining.
  4. Nomisf

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    Joined: 6 Aug 2006

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    Location: Reading

    Almost always on the same fuse, in 90's cars at least - thats your problem
  5. Rich1988


    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

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    Location: wiltshire

    Running in the 90's *hums tune to himself*
  6. Fuzz


    Joined: 3 Aug 2003

    Posts: 15,298

    Location: Cheltenham ;-)

    Check fuse before operating keyboard :D
  7. mejinks


    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,994

    Location: Port Toilet

    I can't say I have ever come across a car where the fuse is shared between the stereo and the lighter. Still, might be best to check. There should be a fuse diagram somewhere (haynes manual/instruction book)