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My name is ***** *****. My issue is with my 1998 Mercedes Benz

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My name is ***** *****. My issue is with my 1998 Mercedes Benz E 320 that I just purchased from the dealer. The cigarette lighter fuse is somewhat intermittent failure. I know because I connect my Garmin Nuvi GPS to it.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Sometimes it seems to lose power and I have to take it out and put in back in or just move it around.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 8 months ago.
Hi, this could simply be a defective fuse. Have you installed a new fuse for the lighter? If you have, and if moving the fuse around definitely gets the lighter working again, I would have to suspect a fault with the fuse box itself. If you haven't installed a new fuse I would do so. When the Garmin isn't working you should test for power at the lighter socket with a test light. Most problems are with the socket itself or with the adapter for the Garmin making poor contact.