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01-02-2013 02:12 PM
drummer829 Problem solved!!! I stole my girlfriends phone car charger, saw that it worked so I was confused. Found out the plug of the radar was a little worn, and for some reason it didn't fit in all the way. So I had to kind of play with it and almost like jam it in there. The phone charger fit like a glove with no issues.
01-02-2013 07:30 AM
mikeeshaq """"" so how do i check the red/yellow wire and the ground wire? """""

You COULD have a bad 'connection' in the cig lighter, meaning when a plug gets inserted it does not make good contact


Set meter to a scale that will read 12 Volts DC perhaps as a check you need to grab a 9 Volt battery and check that so at least you know how to use the voltmeter

ground the black meter lead onto a piece of the frame/body and scrape the surface a bit, now with the red meter lead poke around in back of the cig lighter and see if you don't get 12 Volts or something perhaps going right inside the cig lighter

If you get any indication then you have a bad cig lighter for what ever reason

ME? I have been chasing [invisible] electrons around for 35 years
01-02-2013 12:37 AM
drummer829
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Originally Posted by calebstubstad View Post
my cig lighter was the fuse, easy $0.04 fix lol. as for the reverse lights, mine dont work either and im just taking it to the shop to get err fixed
i swapped out the fuse though and it was a no go ...
01-02-2013 12:34 AM
drummer829
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Originally Posted by elsolo View Post
How did that splice on the black ground wire get there?
i had a mechanic friend install the PIE aux interface thing for me and thats how he did it. I was charging my phone out of it no problem about a month ago, but now im not sure.

so im probably going to go out tomorow and buy a voltmeter, so how do i check the red/yellow wire and the ground wire?
01-01-2013 11:39 PM
calebstubstad my cig lighter was the fuse, easy $0.04 fix lol. as for the reverse lights, mine dont work either and im just taking it to the shop to get err fixed
01-01-2013 11:05 PM
mikeeshaq Don't have a voltmeter? no problem!
Harbor Freight is your friend For less than $10.00 you can get yourself a digital multimeter

YouTube is your friend also!

Try typing in: using a multimeter
Or perhaps type in:
alternator battery multimeter
There you will find a multitude of videos of varying quality in trying to diagnose automotive electrics
01-01-2013 10:38 PM
elsolo How did that splice on the black ground wire get there?
01-01-2013 08:00 PM
drummer829
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If you don't have a multimeter or even a test light (light bulb with two wires) then you have no business whatsoever digging into your car's wiring harness, modifying it, or trying to repair it.

You might as well ask how to replace your brake rotors without any tools, it just isn't going to happen.
Well I took it out to take the picture and to check if anything was loose or anything like that but no luck
01-01-2013 07:52 PM
elsolo If you don't have a multimeter or even a test light (light bulb with two wires) then you have no business whatsoever digging into your car's wiring harness, modifying it, or trying to repair it.

You might as well ask how to replace your brake rotors without any tools, it just isn't going to happen.
01-01-2013 07:46 PM
drummer829 Only problem is that I don't have one :( ... Is there any place I could use one lol
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