306 cig lighter non-standard size?
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    Default 306 cig lighter non-standard size?

    Are 306 cigarette lighter sockets a non-standard size?

    I had an old phone charger that worked (but then broke) - but the phone charger I've got now won't work, and my new RC plane battery charger won't work either. They both click in, but just don't seem to make a connection.

    The cigarrete lighter still works though.

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    Is this common?
    Anyone know if there's a adaptor/extension sorta thing I can get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julien
    Are 306 cigarette lighter sockets a non-standard size?

    I had an old phone charger that worked (but then broke) - but the phone charger I've got now won't work, and my new RC plane battery charger won't work either. They both click in, but just don't seem to make a connection.

    The cigarrete lighter still works though.

    Is this common?
    Anyone know if there's a adaptor/extension sorta thing I can get?
    I had used two different phone chargers in a 306 2000 model. No problems with either.

    Whatever you do though, DO NOT LOOSE THE CIG LIGHTER. $125 replacement. And good luck finding any at the wreckers.
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    I've never had a problem in the 306. My micra had a short lighter slot/lighter, so I had to try and extension cord to get it to work. Go to Jaycar, they should have a few that you could try before you buy. I may even have one lying around, thinking about it. If I do, I'll post here.

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    mine is strange

    the phone charger will work sometimes in the 306 but everytime in the 604
    the tyre pump works everytime in both cars

    i was told that the 306 socket will accept some chargers but not all when i first bought the car and i laughed inside but damn it he was right when i went to plug mine in for the ride home

    it has been the same for the last couple of phones
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    1 x 2000 Citroen XM,

    1 x '98 306 GTi6 sadly sold

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    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

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    Sorry to drag up an old thread... but I too am having the same problems
    2001 306 RALLYE

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    here here.... the socket in my 405 seems to be too short to accept the charger fully..... it was working last week with a bit of jiggling but now not at all maybe the contacts are dirty?

    after reading haynes on how to get it out i decided not to bother for now... (centre fascia removal, etc etc)

    solution: give the charger to mum and use normal ac/dc adaptor at home

    maybe the french just like to save space?
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    yeah my S16 one is dodgy too. Two things I have done...

    1. put the item in and then close the ashtray to hold it in position. OK when stationary, still a problem if driving as bumps etc may cause it to stop making contact.

    2. bought a cigarette lighter plug, socket and wire from jaycar and made an extention cable. The socket from jaycar fitted well, and didn't fall out. Just make sure you don't run any really high current devices or you may run into problems, as some sockets aren't designed for high current. If you go this route see if you can take the socket back to your car to check the fit. (ask the sales guys)

    I couldn't use option 2 for running my tyre pump..... nearyly melted the socket!

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