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« on: February 17, 2014, 08:29:55 PM »

The cig lighter on my Silver Z does not work. I have 12 volts on the flange inside the cylinder of the lighter. My lighter works, tested it in the Gold car. I am guessing when you push the lighter in for it to heat the flange in the cylinder slides in the lighter and the circuit has ground somewhere for the lighter to heat? I cleaned up the lighter with a Dremel, cleaned up the the cylinder with a Dremel. Still nothing. Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 11:12:45 AM »

The lighter housing grounds through the ashtray; the lighter center terminal has power all the time, and when you push in the lighter, current flows from that center terminal through the lighter heating element to the lighter housing to ground.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 05:04:56 PM »

Thanks John. Would it be possible that the housing is just not making good ground to the ash tray. A simple twist or turn may help?

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 10:49:25 AM »

Thanks John. Would it be possible that the housing is just not making good ground to the ash tray. A simple twist or turn may help?

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Lawrence

Could be - the inner housing grounds to the ashtray at its lip at the front, and the outer housing grounds to the ashtray at its serrated flange on the back side of the ashtray panel. Make sure the outer housing is "cutting paint" on the back of the panel.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 10:59:34 PM »

Thanks John. Would it be possible that the housing is just not making good ground to the ash tray. A simple twist or turn may help?

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Lawrence

Could be - the inner housing grounds to the ashtray at its lip at the front, and the outer housing grounds to the ashtray at its serrated flange on the back side of the ashtray panel. Make sure the outer housing is "cutting paint" on the back of the panel.

Thanks John will check it out.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2014, 10:34:18 AM »

I figured it out. It was just rusty and not making a good connection.

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2014, 03:39:12 PM »

I figured it out. It was just rusty and not making a good connection.

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Man, Lawrence, that's good to know because when I read topic, I thought you were having trouble shooting your cig lighter, which I was going to suggest taking better aim, a pistol rest, and suggest the correct ammo. Also was worried about shooting inside a vehicle and the dangers with ricochet. Wheww! that is a relief...and about a week early for April Fool's day, but a primer nonetheless. hope you guys get a laugh.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2014, 05:51:23 PM »

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Man, Lawrence, that's good to know because when I read topic, I thought you were having trouble shooting your cig lighter, which I was going to suggest taking better aim, a pistol rest, and suggest the correct ammo.....
Oh, don't do that! The liberals will want to pass yet more gun control laws to add the the thousands already on the books.  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2014, 09:22:42 PM »

I figured it out. It was just rusty and not making a good connection.

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Man, Lawrence, that's good to know because when I read topic, I thought you were having trouble shooting your cig lighter, which I was going to suggest taking better aim, a pistol rest, and suggest the correct ammo. Also was worried about shooting inside a vehicle and the dangers with ricochet. Wheww! that is a relief...and about a week early for April Fool's day, but a primer nonetheless. hope you guys get a laugh.

Got a good laugh!!
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