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Noticed since I bought my el camino the radio plate looked burned and there was no cig lighter socket. Got a new one from a friend and hooked it up today and when I pressed it in sure enough I smelled a little burn plastic. It was enough to concern me is maybe that socket a cheap china made socket or what. I do not smoke and will only use it for a GPS but still have no idea if it will heat up if I have a GPS phone etc etc...plugged in any ideas?
 

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The heat is a combination of the amperage draw of the lighter, as well as the glowing tip of the lighter itself. Your GPS, etc will have low draw, and no heat generated. Should have no issues with the low draw stuff.
 
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The heat is a combination of the amperage draw of the lighter, as well as the glowing tip of the lighter itself. Your GPS, etc will have low draw, and no heat generated. Should have no issues with the low draw stuff.
Does your cig lighter have straight wires going to the terminals or spade connectors on it? Should be spades on it...
 

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Isn't the power wire a female receptacle for a stud on the back of the lighter?
 
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