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Old 07-11-2001, 10:46 AM   #1
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Anyone plug a cell phone into the cigarette lighter? The manual says not to cause it could start a fire or something,....is this just a regular lighter or does it have some querk?

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Old 07-11-2001, 10:54 AM   #2
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I don't know which car you've got, but I keep my cell phone plugged into the lighter all the time with no problem. Didn't see anything about that in my manual.
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Old 07-11-2001, 11:19 AM   #3
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I have a scented oil thing in my lighter.
I've noticed that sometimes when I turn the car off ... it will make a sound like it 'sparked'. But that could be because of the unit...not with the subaru hardware...

Unless, sometimes it sends abnormal voltage through the wire when the car shuts off...but I also have my V1 hooked up to the hot wire in the lighter...and never had ANY problems with that.
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Old 07-11-2001, 11:22 AM   #4
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that's weird... i don't think a cell phone, or radar detector will do anything harmful... if you tried to use a heating element with the stock form, it won't work... it's set up for a power outlet, not to light cigs... honda cars do the same thing

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Old 07-11-2001, 12:07 PM   #5
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i use that for my radar and cell charger all the time and its fine.



ahhhh fire fire !!! help !! ohmy god im burning !!! ouch (insert a picture of a burning car here..) ahhhhh fire fire.... help i cant breath the smokes too much. not able to drive aaahhh
Crunch.
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Old 07-11-2001, 12:14 PM   #6
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I read that in the manual to. It says that you should not plug any electical device into the socket. It is only to be used with the cigarette lighter. Page 6-9 in the owners bible.....

I however have been using it for my radar detector and have had no fires of any sort

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Old 07-11-2001, 12:15 PM   #7
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im still burning!!! read the book ahhhhh it burns the fire... ohh the pain@!!!! ouch!!
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Old 07-11-2001, 12:43 PM   #8
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My sales guy actually mentioned this when I picked up my car. He basically said to use common sense and ignore the warning. He mentioned that it was a "CYA" statement. He said stuff that pulls a modest amount of power was completely fine to plug in but not to plug in a large boom box or one of those camping coolers/refrigerators...
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Old 07-11-2001, 03:30 PM   #9
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Darn it! I guess I need to unplug my HVAC system. I was wondering what was causing that fire in my dash...
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Old 07-11-2001, 05:38 PM   #10
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Damn, gotta go unplug my igloo 200 quart cooler with all my 40's in there. Damn, the man is always trying to keep a brother down!
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Old 07-11-2001, 06:06 PM   #11
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I have my handheld CB plugged in to it all the time, and no problems here!
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Old 07-11-2001, 06:16 PM   #12
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So what about the Plug in the back of the newer wagons? The sales man Had said it was perfect for the Subaru/Igloo Electric Cooler and it only cost $3oo-$370 Extra
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Old 07-11-2001, 06:18 PM   #13
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Dont they also tell you to wear your seatbelt in there somewhere?

Always wear your safety belt.
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Old 07-11-2001, 07:37 PM   #14
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i plugged a cell phone in the cig lighter.. freakin cooked my phone. had to buy a new one. oh well
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Old 07-11-2001, 07:51 PM   #15
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I have my radar detector wired behind the dash to the lighter... no fires yet.

Just a massive explosion hahahahahha
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Old 07-11-2001, 10:43 PM   #16
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Does that warning strike anyone else as being incredibly stupid considering that most of our cars probably didn't even come with the "optional" cigarette lighter?!? Mine just came with a rubber plug, so what is heck is supposed to go into that hole in the dash?
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Old 02-17-2005, 07:53 AM   #17
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Wht they ment was if you plug anything other than the cigarette lighter in it the release mechanisum in it can be damaged (meaning the lighter will not pop out) which then caused it to overheat and then inturn cause a fire. Poof no more car so not so stupid after all.
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:24 PM   #18
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wow. holy old post, batman!
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Old 02-17-2005, 11:39 PM   #19
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Why'd you bump a 4.5 yr old thread?
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