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Old 15 May 2004, 09:39 pm
Star Carol
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Default Cellphone charger

I got a new Civic and I'm having a problem with its power-outlet, or
socket (formerly known as a cigarette lighter). Anyway, I need it to
recharge my cellphone, but when I try to remove the cellphone
charger from the socket, it doesn't want to come out. At one
point I couldn't remove it at all and took it in to the dealer. He
said there's different sizes of sockets, and that to remove my
cellphone charger from it they'd have to remove the whole panel just
to get to it. Well, I decided against it and finally managed to
remove it myself. So what now? Does anybody know about this? How
many different socket sizes are there? Do I need a different size
other than the one that comes standard? Thanks.
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Old 16 May 2004, 12:31 am
Randolph
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Default Re: Cellphone charger

I believe there is only one standard size for cigarette lighters / power
outlets. I have found that many of the cell-phone chargers simply have a
plug that is too big. Even my brother's original Nokia car charger has
this problem (too big, tested in Honda Civic, VW Gti and Infiniti I30).
The side contact sticks out too far and is too stiff. You could try
bending in the side contact a bit or you could just look for another
charger with a smaller plug.

Star Carol wrote:
>
> I got a new Civic and I'm having a problem with its power-outlet, or
> socket (formerly known as a cigarette lighter). Anyway, I need it to
> recharge my cellphone, but when I try to remove the cellphone
> charger from the socket, it doesn't want to come out. At one
> point I couldn't remove it at all and took it in to the dealer. He
> said there's different sizes of sockets, and that to remove my
> cellphone charger from it they'd have to remove the whole panel just
> to get to it. Well, I decided against it and finally managed to
> remove it myself. So what now? Does anybody know about this? How
> many different socket sizes are there? Do I need a different size
> other than the one that comes standard? Thanks.

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Old 16 May 2004, 09:04 am
Randy Hunt
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Default Re: Cellphone charger

In article <40A6FBEC.45B69308@junkmail.com>, trash@junkmail.com says...
> I believe there is only one standard size for cigarette lighters / power
> outlets. I have found that many of the cell-phone chargers simply have a
> plug that is too big. Even my brother's original Nokia car charger has
> this problem (too big, tested in Honda Civic, VW Gti and Infiniti I30).
> The side contact sticks out too far and is too stiff. You could try
> bending in the side contact a bit or you could just look for another
> charger with a smaller plug.
>
> Star Carol wrote:
> >
> > I got a new Civic and I'm having a problem with its power-outlet, or
> > socket (formerly known as a cigarette lighter). Anyway, I need it to
> > recharge my cellphone, but when I try to remove the cellphone
> > charger from the socket, it doesn't want to come out. At one
> > point I couldn't remove it at all and took it in to the dealer. He
> > said there's different sizes of sockets, and that to remove my
> > cellphone charger from it they'd have to remove the whole panel just
> > to get to it. Well, I decided against it and finally managed to
> > remove it myself. So what now? Does anybody know about this? How
> > many different socket sizes are there? Do I need a different size
> > other than the one that comes standard? Thanks.

>

Yes, there is only one standard size. But because there are ranges of
tolerance in this size, some plugs will fit tighter than others. As was
stated, the side contacts maybe to stiff and require adjustment.
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Old 16 May 2004, 11:18 am
Star Carol
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Default Re: Cellphone charger

On Sun, 16 May 2004 07:04:57 -0700, Randy Hunt <rhunt960@tco.net>
wrote:

>In article <40A6FBEC.45B69308@junkmail.com>, trash@junkmail.com says...
>> I believe there is only one standard size for cigarette lighters / power
>> outlets. I have found that many of the cell-phone chargers simply have a
>> plug that is too big. Even my brother's original Nokia car charger has
>> this problem (too big, tested in Honda Civic, VW Gti and Infiniti I30).
>> The side contact sticks out too far and is too stiff. You could try
>> bending in the side contact a bit or you could just look for another
>> charger with a smaller plug.
>>
>> Star Carol wrote:
>> >
>> > I got a new Civic and I'm having a problem with its power-outlet, or
>> > socket (formerly known as a cigarette lighter). Anyway, I need it to
>> > recharge my cellphone, but when I try to remove the cellphone
>> > charger from the socket, it doesn't want to come out. At one
>> > point I couldn't remove it at all and took it in to the dealer. He
>> > said there's different sizes of sockets, and that to remove my
>> > cellphone charger from it they'd have to remove the whole panel just
>> > to get to it. Well, I decided against it and finally managed to
>> > remove it myself. So what now? Does anybody know about this? How
>> > many different socket sizes are there? Do I need a different size
>> > other than the one that comes standard? Thanks.

>>

>Yes, there is only one standard size. But because there are ranges of
>tolerance in this size, some plugs will fit tighter than others. As was
>stated, the side contacts maybe to stiff and require adjustment.


That makes sense to me. I'm glad I didn't let the dealership rip my
dash out! Thanks.
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Old 16 May 2004, 11:21 am
Dave L
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Default Re: Cellphone charger

"Star Carol" <nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:9j3fa0h54r4ebsame0mgjac5292a5tqsso@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 16 May 2004 07:04:57 -0700, Randy Hunt <rhunt960@tco.net>
> wrote:
>
> >In article <40A6FBEC.45B69308@junkmail.com>, trash@junkmail.com says...
> >> I believe there is only one standard size for cigarette lighters /

power
> >> outlets. I have found that many of the cell-phone chargers simply have

a
> >> plug that is too big. Even my brother's original Nokia car charger has
> >> this problem (too big, tested in Honda Civic, VW Gti and Infiniti I30).
> >> The side contact sticks out too far and is too stiff. You could try
> >> bending in the side contact a bit or you could just look for another
> >> charger with a smaller plug.
> >>
> >> Star Carol wrote:
> >> >
> >> > I got a new Civic and I'm having a problem with its power-outlet, or
> >> > socket (formerly known as a cigarette lighter). Anyway, I need it to
> >> > recharge my cellphone, but when I try to remove the cellphone
> >> > charger from the socket, it doesn't want to come out. At one
> >> > point I couldn't remove it at all and took it in to the dealer. He
> >> > said there's different sizes of sockets, and that to remove my
> >> > cellphone charger from it they'd have to remove the whole panel just
> >> > to get to it. Well, I decided against it and finally managed to
> >> > remove it myself. So what now? Does anybody know about this? How
> >> > many different socket sizes are there? Do I need a different size
> >> > other than the one that comes standard? Thanks.
> >>

> >Yes, there is only one standard size. But because there are ranges of
> >tolerance in this size, some plugs will fit tighter than others. As was
> >stated, the side contacts maybe to stiff and require adjustment.

>
> That makes sense to me. I'm glad I didn't let the dealership rip my
> dash out! Thanks.


You could also try a little bit of oil. Mine was sticking before the oil
and it slides much smoother now.

-Dave


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Old 16 May 2004, 04:18 pm
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Default Re: Cellphone charger

On Sun, 16 May 2004 12:21:14 -0400, "Dave L"
<davelieuREMOVE@MEyahoo.com> wrote:

>"Star Carol" <nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:9j3fa0h54r4ebsame0mgjac5292a5tqsso@4ax.com.. .
>> On Sun, 16 May 2004 07:04:57 -0700, Randy Hunt <rhunt960@tco.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >In article <40A6FBEC.45B69308@junkmail.com>, trash@junkmail.com says...
>> >> I believe there is only one standard size for cigarette lighters /

>power
>> >> outlets. I have found that many of the cell-phone chargers simply have

>a
>> >> plug that is too big. Even my brother's original Nokia car charger has
>> >> this problem (too big, tested in Honda Civic, VW Gti and Infiniti I30).
>> >> The side contact sticks out too far and is too stiff. You could try
>> >> bending in the side contact a bit or you could just look for another
>> >> charger with a smaller plug.
>> >>
>> >> Star Carol wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > I got a new Civic and I'm having a problem with its power-outlet, or
>> >> > socket (formerly known as a cigarette lighter). Anyway, I need it to
>> >> > recharge my cellphone, but when I try to remove the cellphone
>> >> > charger from the socket, it doesn't want to come out. At one
>> >> > point I couldn't remove it at all and took it in to the dealer. He
>> >> > said there's different sizes of sockets, and that to remove my
>> >> > cellphone charger from it they'd have to remove the whole panel just
>> >> > to get to it. Well, I decided against it and finally managed to
>> >> > remove it myself. So what now? Does anybody know about this? How
>> >> > many different socket sizes are there? Do I need a different size
>> >> > other than the one that comes standard? Thanks.
>> >>
>> >Yes, there is only one standard size. But because there are ranges of
>> >tolerance in this size, some plugs will fit tighter than others. As was
>> >stated, the side contacts maybe to stiff and require adjustment.

>>
>> That makes sense to me. I'm glad I didn't let the dealership rip my
>> dash out! Thanks.

>
>You could also try a little bit of oil. Mine was sticking before the oil
>and it slides much smoother now.
>
>-Dave
>


Thanks, I'll try that too.

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Old 18 May 2004, 09:43 pm
mwlogs
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Default Re: Cellphone charger

You could also check the auto parts store for one of those cheap adapters
that let you plug two things into one outlet. Your phone charger may fit
that OK, and it then fit your car. Not pretty, but will save you from
damaging your outlet and having to then pay the dealer to rip out the dash
to replace it.

"Star Carol" <nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:fjmfa0llkam3pq5qbucid2dvpbnvi07lc6@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 16 May 2004 12:21:14 -0400, "Dave L"
> <davelieuREMOVE@MEyahoo.com> wrote:
>
> >"Star Carol" <nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> >news:9j3fa0h54r4ebsame0mgjac5292a5tqsso@4ax.com.. .
> >> On Sun, 16 May 2004 07:04:57 -0700, Randy Hunt <rhunt960@tco.net>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> >In article <40A6FBEC.45B69308@junkmail.com>, trash@junkmail.com

says...
> >> >> I believe there is only one standard size for cigarette lighters /

> >power
> >> >> outlets. I have found that many of the cell-phone chargers simply

have
> >a
> >> >> plug that is too big. Even my brother's original Nokia car charger

has
> >> >> this problem (too big, tested in Honda Civic, VW Gti and Infiniti

I30).
> >> >> The side contact sticks out too far and is too stiff. You could try
> >> >> bending in the side contact a bit or you could just look for another
> >> >> charger with a smaller plug.
> >> >>
> >> >> Star Carol wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I got a new Civic and I'm having a problem with its power-outlet,

or
> >> >> > socket (formerly known as a cigarette lighter). Anyway, I need it

to
> >> >> > recharge my cellphone, but when I try to remove the cellphone
> >> >> > charger from the socket, it doesn't want to come out. At one
> >> >> > point I couldn't remove it at all and took it in to the dealer.

He
> >> >> > said there's different sizes of sockets, and that to remove my
> >> >> > cellphone charger from it they'd have to remove the whole panel

just
> >> >> > to get to it. Well, I decided against it and finally managed to
> >> >> > remove it myself. So what now? Does anybody know about this? Ho

w
> >> >> > many different socket sizes are there? Do I need a different size
> >> >> > other than the one that comes standard? Thanks.
> >> >>
> >> >Yes, there is only one standard size. But because there are ranges of
> >> >tolerance in this size, some plugs will fit tighter than others. As

was
> >> >stated, the side contacts maybe to stiff and require adjustment.
> >>
> >> That makes sense to me. I'm glad I didn't let the dealership rip my
> >> dash out! Thanks.

> >
> >You could also try a little bit of oil. Mine was sticking before the oil
> >and it slides much smoother now.
> >
> >-Dave
> >

>
> Thanks, I'll try that too.
>



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