[A4] inverter blew cig lighter?
marc_scirocco at sympatico.ca
Thu Mar 4 20:33:30 EST 2004
I would not provide a jump start to anybody with any recent car loaded with
I'd look in the Bentley to make sure, but I'd leave that job to a tow truck
My feelings would lead me to unplug the battery, charge it, then plug it
back and start the car.
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com]De la part
> de nancy tubbs
> Envoyé : jeudi 4 mars 2004 20:20
> À : a4 at audifans.com
> Objet : re: [A4] inverter blew cig lighter?
> I forgot to mention I have a 2000 A4 2.8Q. I was wondering about
> the battery in case I need to use this inverter in an emergency,
> or so I could provide a jumpstart to someone. If it's a pain to
> get to the battery, no problem, I was just wondering where it was.
> Thanks again,
> Original Message:
> >From: "nancy tubbs" <audi at fullcalendar.com>
> >To: <a4 at audifans.com>
> >Subject: [A4] inverter blew cig lighter?
> >Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 18:04:32 -0700
> >I bought a 400 watt inverter, that I could plug into my
> cigarette lighter and then plug my laptop into. Today I tried it
> out and I think it wrecked my cigarette lighter.
> >Any suggestions, ideas? Thanks!
> >Sequence of events:
> >1) Cig lighter working, powering cell phone charger (green light on).
> >2) Hooked up wires to inverter, plugged inverter into cig
> lighter (power switch was on if that matters).
> >3) No power comes through inverter, no light, nothing. Turned
> inverter on and off. Turned car power and engine on and off. Nothing.
> >4) Cig lighter not working, no power to cell phone charger, no
> light. Everything else seems fine.
> >This inverter can also be used by hooking the cables directly to
> the battery, which I thought I would try to see if the inverter
> itself was broken. Um, why can't I find the battery? Obviously
> I'm not a car expert - help!
> >Thanks very much,
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