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    Hi
    I have a E46 318i SE Saloon 1999.

    Ciggie lighter is Dead! I dont smoke,just want to use my new sat Nav.

    I checked fuse and it was fine! Used a meter and no power at socket.Some one told me the socket is also controlled by a relay.

    If this is so,where can i find the relay,how in simple terms can i locate it,change it etc.

    Any help would be great.

    Pierre
     
     

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    Is there any power at the fuse?
     
     

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    Hi Ron
    No i couldnt get any reading there!
     
     

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    1. what other systems does that fuse do?
    2. have you checked the other fuses?
     
     

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    Fuses all seem ok n everything in car works except the ciggie lighter
    Is there a relay??
     
     

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    No as there isn't a switch
     
     

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    Hi Ron.

    Ive Got it working! side prongs in socket were corroded.Ive cleaned em up and my sat nav has power.

    Thanks for replying to my post,stopped me looking for non existant relay.Many thanks
    Pierre
     
     

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    No problems Pierre, glad we could help, as difficult as it is being on the end of a computer we will always try and help best we can
     
     

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