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 Posted: 11-03-2019 03:21 pm
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noomg

 

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I think I've found the cause of the short in the cigar lighter which ended up melting the original W/H. While fooling around with the lighter I noticed the little brass nut and washer were loose, it's where the power wire plugs to the lighter. When I tested the lighter it shorted and the wires got very hot. I think originally there was a insulating washer (probably bakealite)that disintegrated and fell away which allowed the short. I installed a rubber washer and the lighter seems to be working now.

While I'm sure nobody uses the lighter for it's originally intended purpose, if you use it as an accessory power source you may want to check the condition of that insulating washer.