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Re: Help-cig lighter

At 07:03 PM 02/02/97 -0500, you wrote:
>> OK, people- I'm in deep yogurt! My wife's 80q has a cig lighter w/no 
>> power. I assume it isn't the fuse, since the other stuff on the 
>> lighter fuse works. I don't know what to do from here, but my wife is 
>> convinced I'd have diagnosed & repaired it long ago if it were my car! 
>I heard a rumour recently that the rear lighter outlet on the 5000 series 
>is shut off by the rear window lockout on the driver door console.  You 
>might check to see if yours is switched somewhere...

Well, FWIW, it is a standard feature on my '92 100S. For child-safety
reasons, they allow you to disable the lighter out back there so the little
tykes won't burn their little fingers (or for that matter, start a small
fire in the back seat?).

I "discovered" this when one day the accessory that I had plugged in back
there wasn't working. I figured that the lighter or the socket went dead.
Hmm... okay, how much is that going to cost me. Oh wait, now it is
working.... oops, now it isn't.... is this an intermittent problem?

I better first check the owner's manual for some unusual, teutonic
splendor.... those crafty Germans... ya' never know....

DUH!! (slapping forehead in disgust!!).

Honestly, I did RTFM. I just must've missed that part, being a non-smoker.....

Nonetheless, I was impressed with the degree of thoughtfulness on the part
of Audi. Very clever and conscientous indeed.

It's no wonder why I like my Audi...

                             Jim Griffin
                        Maryland, USA
   "Perception is often stronger than reality!"
                               '92 100S