Cigarette lighter traffic and 2008 cars?

 

Hi all,

Been using the nuvi 760 for awhile...i used to plug the traffic cigarette lighter on my old lexus and fits perfectly, now when i got a 2008 toyota car and plugged it in, after arriving my destination I tried to unplug and it was stuck and there was a point that i almost yank the whole darn console out without ever coming out..literally i lift the whole console 1 cm out...it took a while for me to get it out...is it the same problem w/ you guys?What can i do to fix it?

Thank you
Jet.

I would think a cig lighter

I would think a cig lighter receptical would be universal, though I know some US cars used to have what was called a "mini" cig lighter, but it was quite a bit smaller and the standard 12 volt plug would not fit in it at all. It sounds like a defect in the power port/cig lighter you plugged into.

Cigarette lighter traffic and 2008 cars

I had the same problem with my Toyota and solved it by using a one to two adapter. The receiver plugs and unplugs from it without a problem and it unplugs from the toyota socket just fine.

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RCC

No Problem with my Dodge

Works fine in my Dodge. Maybe it is a Toyota problem - Buy American

No problem with mine

I haven't had any problem with the "power outlet" with my Toyota.

This is the first car I've owned that does not have an ashtray or a "cigarette lighter."

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nüvi 750 & 760

Buying American

Just a funny observation on my two cars.

The VIN on my Toyota starts with a 4 (U.S.), and it's made in Kentucky with 75 percent domestic parts content.

The VIN on my Chevy starts with a 2 (Canada), and it's made in Ontario. It doesn't say the parts content.

Sometimes it's tough to tell what buying American means.

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nüvi 750 & 760

The engine on my 2008 Chevy

The engine on my 2008 Chevy Equinox was made in China. The transmission was made in Japan. Who knew?

Nuvi350 works fine...

... in three Toyota's. No problems.

My wifes Toyota was American

My wifes Toyota was American made. Giving Americans jobs. Toyotas have a great resale value on top of that. My Dodge is a piece of junk. Oh sorry, went on a tangent. We haven't had any lighter plug/accesory problems-05 Seqouia. (Knock on wood).

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c330/530 "Hurry up and wait." "If you can read this, thank a teacher. And since it`s in English, thank a soldier."

Yeah, toyota cars are made

Yeah, toyota cars are made in USA now =). Probably i need to buy a two to one cigarette light adapter...

Cigarette lighter adapter recommended

jetnuvi wrote:

Yeah, toyota cars are made in USA now =). Probably i need to buy a two to one cigarette light adapter...

I agree with jetnuvi... there are many electronic devices that require cigarette lighters and it is strongly recommended to get a minimum two to one. One for your phone, mp3 player, and one for your gps.

Two-to-one

I got a two-to-one for the '98 Chevy with one power outlet. The '07 Toyota has two power outlets (the first car I've owned with more than one), and I'm still using the two-to-one.

Someday soon, someone is going to ask us how the "standard" for a car power outlet has come about.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Not a problem with Honda/Toyota

We have a honda and a toyota. We do not have this issue with either car. GPS C550 works just fine in both cars.

my toyota truck has two outlets built-in...

... no problems with either outlet (used for Nuvi and radar detector).

Toyota

My nuvi works find with my Toyota 4Runner but is a tight fit. The only aggravation is that power is turned off when the ignition is off.

Just got the nuvi 760 that

Just got the nuvi 760 that comes with a 3-month trial of traffic. How do I activate it? Do I have to register for a year and then cancel if I don't like it or is there a way to utilize it for 3 months? It says it ends 3-20-08, but when I try to use it, it says I have to register.

Go figure

That's Interesting

bobshort1 wrote:

Just got the nuvi 760 that comes with a 3-month trial of traffic. How do I activate it? Do I have to register for a year and then cancel if I don't like it or is there a way to utilize it for 3 months? It says it ends 3-20-08, but when I try to use it, it says I have to register.

Go figure

I received the traffic "kit" for Christmas for my 650 and all I had to do is plug it in. I still don't understand its functionality yet, but it started up without any problems.

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--- GPSmap 60CS, Nuvi 650 & Nuvi 1490T---

No prob in my Toyotas

I ahve a $Runner with three plugs on the dash, no problem with any of them. No problem in my Camry either.

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Garmin: Dezl 770 Nuvi 780, Nuvi 260W, GPSMAP 295, GPSMAP 396, GNC250-XL Magellan: Meridian Platinum, GPS-315 (first GPS in 1999)

Try this -

jetnuvi wrote:

Hi all,

Been using the nuvi 760 for awhile...i used to plug the traffic cigarette lighter on my old lexus and fits perfectly, now when i got a 2008 toyota car and plugged it in, after arriving my destination I tried to unplug and it was stuck and there was a point that i almost yank the whole darn console out without ever coming out..literally i lift the whole console 1 cm out...it took a while for me to get it out...is it the same problem w/ you guys?What can i do to fix it?

Thank you
Jet.

Suggestion - go to Radio Shack and buy some conductive silicon contact lubricant/cleaner spray. WD-40 may also do the trick. If using the silicon spray, spray it directly into the cig lighter socket. If using WD-40 spray onto a small cloth and wipe the interior of the cig lighter socket.

Hope this helps.

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

No Problem!

I drive a VW TDI, and it has three 12v plug receptacles, No problems with my plugs!

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Garmin GPSmap76CS / Nuvi 200W

good here

No problems in Honda, Jeep or Dodge here.

Cigarette Lighter - Traffic

My wife has a new Toyota Avalon. No problem here! Maybe there is a high spot on the casing of the traffic adapter or the inside of the lighter receptable. Toyota could always replace the lighter receptable.

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JG - Nuvi 2460

it may be the angle

Some cig lighter sockets have openings in them, and the ground tabs on the plug can hang up in there. Your plug may work if you insert it at a different angle.

Tangent, Na, you just helped destroy he American economy

pammckenzie wrote:

My wifes Toyota was American made. Giving Americans jobs. Toyotas have a great resale value on top of that. My Dodge is a piece of junk. Oh sorry, went on a tangent. We haven't had any lighter plug/accesory problems-05 Seqouia. (Knock on wood).

You didn't go on a tangent, just making an excuse for buying foreign cars and ruining the American car market. Some Toyotas are assembled here, but the profits go back to the homeland and never see the light of day here.

So enjoy your foreign owned Toyota. I hope your Job is secure, because you didn't have the hind sight to buy American.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Parochialism

BobDee wrote:

You didn't go on a tangent, just making an excuse for buying foreign cars and ruining the American car market. Some Toyotas are assembled here, but the profits go back to the homeland and never see the light of day here.

That's a very ignorant statement. Both GM and Toyota are publicly traded companies (GM and TM on the NYSE). They're owned by people from many countries, and that's ultimately where the profit goes - to the company owners. Furthermore, any dollars that do end up overseas ultimately have to return to the US in order to be spent. It's a world economy, and has been for a long time. Get over it.

For everyone else:
Cigar lighter outlets come in two principle sized, SAE and DIN. The DIN size is a bit larger diameter. That makes it difficult to design a plug which works reliably in either. Garmin did a pretty good job with the springs coming out 4 sides. More info on cigar lighter outlets here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_cigarette_lighter#Technical... I agree with a previous poster that there are probably openings in the side of the socket which the springs of the plug are getting stuck in.

So you bought Foreign, Good Job! :-(

Gosh
I guess the couple jobs that Toyota,Honda,Hundi and a few others do feed a few Americans. I myself wouldn't be too proud of myself if I owned one of these cars.Think about it, you just might have helped bring down two and one half million jobs in The United States of America. The domino's have begun to fall.
I would be afraid to say I bought a foreign owned manufactured car where the profits do absolutely nothing to help the American Economy and go stright back o the homeland, If this bailout doesn't work your going to have to hide that foreign owned manufactured car in a garage or it will be treated like a fur.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

2008 Ford Taurus very difficult, too.

I bought American, thank you. And my all-American Buick before the Ford was made in Canada. Go figure. Profits to the global shareholders? What profits? Have we been paying attention to the news lately? They LOST $15 billion. The true VALUE is where the jobs and workers are. Their salaries, benefits and taxes go directly to the local economy where the workers live.

My 760's power plug was really hard to insert & remove in the Taurus, too. Yeah, it was actually flexing the dash panel when trying to pull it out. A little lubricant helped a little bit, but wore off over time. I took the end of the plug apart and bent the spring contacts a little to lessen the spring tension. Eventually, I hard-wired a "one to two" adapter as part of a custom install for my 760 and the plug slides in and out of that easily.

Cigarette Lighter Problem

Well, our last two GM cars found a home at the service bay at the dealership and never wanted to come home with us. Mechanical and electrical problems a plenty. 250K on a Honda and 200k on Toyota previously owned and never a problem. Nuff said.

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JG - Nuvi 2460

I bet most of your purchases are from china...

BobDee wrote:

Gosh
I guess the couple jobs that Toyota,Honda,Hundi and a few others do feed a few Americans. I myself wouldn't be too proud of myself if I owned one of these cars.Think about it, you just might have helped bring down two and one half million jobs in The United States of America. The domino's have begun to fall.
I would be afraid to say I bought a foreign owned manufactured car where the profits do absolutely nothing to help the American Economy and go stright back o the homeland, If this bailout doesn't work your going to have to hide that foreign owned manufactured car in a garage or it will be treated like a fur.

I own two cars a MBenz and a Prius, but my RCA TV, my Kodak camera, my shoes, my clothes virtually everything I purchase is made in China, Japan, Mexico, Australia or somewhere other than the U.S.

That's not entirely my fault, I have little choice. I was a good union member, purchased union made products but where can you find these items now? And if you can, most people can't afford the price...

The last American made car I purchased was a Ford in two years it was falling apart, my Prius is almost five years old and still solid... The reason the American cars are going unsold is because they aren't what the majority of car buyers want... And on top of that the “American” cars have parts mfg in many other countries as well; they also are just assembled here…

Do you know where most of the movies the American public goes to see are printed and processed? Toronto, Canada.. Know who owns Technicolor? Thompson a multinational corp. from England... Technicolor labs are in NY, Ca, Canada, Italy, etc, ect, etc… Color by Deluxe? ... Labs also in Toronto... What kind of film do they use? Fuji… well some producers’ still insist on Kodak.. but to most it’s all about the bottom line.

But alas I digress “Buy American” if you can, but that means staying out of Wal-Mart…. shock

Oh and I almost forgot, I do not have trouble with either my Toyota or MBenz and the 770 nuvi (made in Taiwan) or 270 nuvi (also made in Taiwan) power cords.... also made in Taiwan... rolleyes

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

traffic plug observation

I had a 3 mo. trial and found the subscription wasn't of much use on my 660. But the funny thing is even when not plugged in, the thing is lit, as if it's powered by the nuvi's battery. I don't like to constantly charge the unit as that goes hand in hand with shortening the battery life. Well, not the greatest design imho as why consume energy (the traffic receiver) when a person doesn't have a subscription? my .02

unlimited resources--not many have them

I would say don't buy a Toyota or Honda when you have unlimited resources. Who cares about reliability, value, and common sense under those circumstances? Buy a Corvette ZR1, the ultimate American machine. Not only are you pumping well north of 6 figures into a failing car co., but you're giving them the chance to survive and design more cars that are over the top and don't meet anybody's needs. If you can't afford the ZR1, the CTS-V is the next best thing. American cars that outperform their competition. Just what GM needs right now.

Have the same problem

My SAAB has 2 receptacles and I have trouble removing the adapter from them as well. I don't mind it much because I rarely ever remove it. In fact, I like the tight fit when it comes to my iPod charger/stand, because I don't want it flopping around.

ADAPTER

I had the same problem with my Acura MDX. I eventually bought an adapter to extend the number of outlets and the unit fits fine in the adapter.

See http://www.amazon.com/Three-Way-Cigarette-Lighter-Socket-Spl...

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

I'd give more credibility

BobDee wrote:

Gosh
I guess the couple jobs that Toyota,Honda,Hundi and a few others do feed a few Americans. I myself wouldn't be too proud of myself if I owned one of these cars.Think about it, you just might have helped bring down two and one half million jobs in The United States of America. The domino's have begun to fall.
I would be afraid to say I bought a foreign owned manufactured car where the profits do absolutely nothing to help the American Economy and go straight back o the homeland, If this bailout doesn't work your going to have to hide that foreign owned manufactured car in a garage or it will be treated like a fur.

...to your comments if you put ANY blame on the "American" car companies for the lack of quality, innovation, design excellence, reliability, and subsequent resale value of their products. They have greatly improved from the disaster years of the 80s and 90s, but they still have a ways to go to catch up. There's plenty of blame to go around - don't guilt folks who bought foreign cars because domestic ones aren't as good.

Now that we're all OWNERS of GM and Chrysler you can get off your high horse.....

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Nuvi 760 (died 6/2013); Forerunner 305 bike/run; Inreach SE; MotionX Drive (iPhone)

I have no problems with the

I have no problems with the cigarette socket in my 09 Chrysler Town & Country or my 09 Dodge Journey. The thing I like about my cars is they give you many sockets to use and at least one that has power at all times even with the car off.

SAME PROBLEM HERE...

I have a Toyota Corolla & a Yaris (trying to save on gas mrgreen ) and both of them have the same problem of the cigarette lighter...I don know how to fix it

FRGG

So you bought Foreign, Good Job! :-( .....???

BobDee wrote:

Gosh
I guess the couple jobs that Toyota,Honda,Hundi and a few others do feed a few Americans. I myself wouldn't be too proud of myself if I owned one of these cars.Think about it, you just might have helped bring down two and one half million jobs in The United States of America. The domino's have begun to fall.
I would be afraid to say I bought a foreign owned manufactured car where the profits do absolutely nothing to help the American Economy and go stright back o the homeland, If this bailout doesn't work your going to have to hide that foreign owned manufactured car in a garage or it will be treated like a fur.

Hey BobDee:

Can you tell me where are this products manufactured??:

Delorme, Magellan Meridian Gold, Navigon 2100, Garmin C550 GTM-20 TMC Traffic, Garmin Nuvi 270, V1, Rocky Mountain rMr-C302 Radar, Lidar Scrambler - Owner & Operator of these fine devices, and many others obsolete. I Buy and Sell Used GPSr's