Date registered: Jun 2013
Vehicle: 2003 CLK320 (A208) in Triple Black
Location: Atlanta, GA
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That Ol' Power Outlet "Thingy" Question....Again
There are a lot of threads about providing/cobbling an outlet to plug in a charger for a "modern" GPS unit, cell phone, etc. These break down into two schools of thought--
1) Rewire to provide a separate outlet (frequently in the glove compartment)
2) Wrap thin plastic around the charger and/or bend its contacts out to "fit" the slightly too large MBz cigarette lighter female housing.
Now my question (and no, I have not measured with a micrometer before I'm asking this...)--Has anyone removed the heating element from the male lighter assembly and adapted the remaining male housing itself to accommodate a plug-in charger or tried to do this and failed. I'd appreciate knowing either way.
Last edited by DeutscheFahrer; 09-18-2013 at 01:06 PM.