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    Red face car charger troubleshooting???

    i have an 07 wrx, the car charger was working but now it is not, i have checked all the fuses and they are good, i checked the connector on the back of the car charger next to the shifter and its all plugged in.... any suggestions?????

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    What are the symptom's?
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    By car charger, do you mean cigarette lighter?
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    yes i do mean cigarette lighter haha.... and idk what you mean by symptoms

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    I thought you were talking about the alternator.
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    It only works when the car is turned on....

    If it's not working while the car is on I would at least use a volt meter and see if its getting any juice....just touch both prongs on the edge and see what it reads! Make sure you don't go shoving the prongs in there....you may get zapped!
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    no juice with the volt meter.....

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    Check the wires going into it with the voltmeter... Just keep working your way back until you find the issue. Can't really help you much more.

    Would the voltage across the fuse be ideally 12V also? Might not be a bad place to check. Not sure about that though.

    Did it just randomly stop working??
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    Take out the socket and look at it - there should be a fusible link on the back that is probably blown. I don't know if you can re-solder it or just get a new socket.
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    I'd be careful about just soldering it. That fuse link is there for a reason. If it blew, it saved something else further down the line. If that is the case, figure out what blew it first. Maybe your charger itself is defective and shorted out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    I'd be careful about just soldering it. That fuse link is there for a reason. If it blew, it saved something else further down the line. If that is the case, figure out what blew it first. Maybe your charger itself is defective and shorted out.
    They usually blow because you are using something that draws too many amps. I thought it would just blow again in a different section if you reattach it (?) but probably best just to get a new one anyway.

    Worst case it should just blow the actual fuse in the fusebox.
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