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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:36 am    Post subject: Lost power to stereo and 12v cig lighter!! Reply with quote

I need a bit of help getting my stereo and cig lighter working again. I plugged an inverter into my cig lighter just before leaving the UK yesterday and it seemed to blow a fuse and both the stereo and 12v point on the dash went dead, I found a blown fuse row C #7 5 amp and replaced this on the Eurotunnel but I still have no power to both items. I'm guessing there may be a stereo fuse (but I don't have radio keys) but can't understand why I have no cig lighter power still. What am I missing.

It's a little annoying as I need to charge a sat nav, walkie talkie and my phone and also have no music whilst crossing Europe, I would like to try to fix this in the next day or so at least.....help!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a standard CDr-22
remove the oblong trim around the climate control unit ( use a credit card as a tool if necessary)
undue the screws that hold in the climate control and pull it forward out of the dash
put your hand in behind the radio and pull the radio forward and you can remove it that way, without the need for the keys.

if you do have problems, remove the horse shoe trim that the central locking, cigar lighter etc buttons sit in and you can release the radio retaining lugs that way.
again a credit card or two could be used a tool to release the clips holding the trim
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked all your fuses. C7 is term.x control wires.

lighter is D5 15a & radio D8 7.5a according to this: http://www.911uk.com/download.php?id=14429
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, I removed my PCM and fitted a Kenwood unit and I have removed every fuse in the fuse box but nothing else was blown, I'm just curious why the cig lighter popping has taken the stereo out with it, hopully they share a fuse behind the unit. Currently just crossed the border into Slovenia so struggling to find a car spares shop.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely you can just jump the fuse connections with a paper clip. Who needs fuses eh? Grin

Hope you're all enjoying your 'tour' (daren't say holiday, pzero will grill me again!).

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pulled the Kenwood unit earlier and the online fuse is still fine. Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you know your cig lighter isn't working? Have you sparked up a fag or just tried your inverter - that may have blown?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been trying to charge all my critical devices but nothing is working on it, thinking of running a live from the battery straight to the back of the cig lighter, just need ro find some wire. Inverter is in the bin.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt it'll be this but some folk on the US forums have had their socket become disconnected at the rear.

I'd personally just do the live wire from the battery.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im thinking you might have blown one of the maxi fuses so the fuse board for cig lighter and radio are not getting a feed .. try the hazard lights .. do they work ? they seem to be on the same system .

Sheet 16 power and the fuse seems to be maxi fuse 2 .. i tryed to do a picture but cant get it big enough to show the system .

Best way to quickly check is a voltmeter on the fuse for cigar lighter or rig up a bulb just to see if you have feed there ..

If you do then its not that .. if not .. its the maxi fuse .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DM the hazards still work so maybe the maxi fuse is OK. I'm still on the hunt for 1m of wire to bypass whatever the issue is but finding it hard to find somewhere that sells wire.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B&Q/HomeBase sell wire! Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martian wrote:
B&Q/HomeBase sell wire! Very Happy


They don't have those chains in Croatia Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No idear if any company here is of any use ..

http://www.europages.co.uk/companies/Croatia/spare%20parts.html

If you can get some wire and a spare bulb you could put it on the cigar lighter fuse connection and if it lights up then its not that , i doubt you took a volt meter on your trip .. i know i wouldn,t have .

Either way its not going to help a lot im afraid as you wont be getting at the power distributor untill your at home with plenty of tools .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I eventually managed to sort it out temporarily as there seemed no chance of getting any wire, I tried to find some but in the end I butchered a USB lead by chopping the ends off and twisting each ends, 4 thin wires together. I ran it directly from a live point on the fusebox, it got both the stereo and cig lighter working again for at least the last two days.

I'm back home now so I can do a permanent fix if I can find the issue easily enough.

I also now have no remote key access as this has stopped working even with a new pill battery fitted, I think this is unrelated and will need to go through the test process before buying thinking of a new key head.

Bodge job...


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