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morpheus
09-29-2010, 07:09 PM
So here's the deal, I installed a push button start in my car in place of my cigarette lighter and moved the cig lighter into the center console in the coin tray. Since then, the cigarette lighter works fine but no other auxiliary thing plugged into it works. I've tried many cables that work fine in my other car but not in mine

Any ideas on what's going on?

iverson03tj
09-29-2010, 11:30 PM
So here's the deal, I installed a push button start in my car in place of my cigarette lighter and moved the cig lighter into the center console in the coin tray. Since then, the cigarette lighter works fine but no other auxiliary thing plugged into it works. I've tried many cables that work fine in my other car but not in mine

Any ideas on what's going on?

mines got a sorta the same problem except everything but my cigerette lighter doesnt work:P try a used socket... or maybe ur a volt metre n see if there is a good connection

iverson03tj
09-29-2010, 11:32 PM
So here's the deal, I installed a push button start in my car in place of my cigarette lighter and moved the cig lighter into the center console in the coin tray. Since then, the cigarette lighter works fine but no other auxiliary thing plugged into it works. I've tried many cables that work fine in my other car but not in mine

Any ideas on what's going on?

also how did u do that?

how did u by-pass the EWS?

Do you have to still put the key in the ignition? n turn the key?

morpheus
09-30-2010, 09:44 AM
I still have to put the key in the cylinder to unlock the steering wheel and to send the signal for the EWS. All the push button does is replace the ignition start position.

iverson03tj
09-30-2010, 08:02 PM
ok thats cool, i wanna do the same but like the system that the newer bimmers have.

sproule905
10-01-2010, 05:11 PM
seems like extra work, but pretty cool and modern! got any pics?

morpheus
10-01-2010, 07:28 PM
Took me about 45 minutes to install. Looks cool:

http://picasaweb.google.ca/lh/photo/_Z0D5-lg5JpJH4-BdGsGOw?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.ca/lh/photo/QqSYHY7bE-qIl_nwdEbfeQ?feat=directlink

morpheus
10-05-2010, 06:02 PM
no one ?

Deep 3.2TL
10-06-2010, 01:38 AM
Fuse in the GPS lighter adapter is blown?

morpheus
10-06-2010, 09:19 AM
gps charger works fine in other vehicles

Deep 3.2TL
10-06-2010, 10:31 AM
Well - There goes my idea!

328IScreamer
10-06-2010, 05:36 PM
I have the exact same problem but have not installed anything aftermarket in my car
The lighter works but it will not charge anything.....if anybody knows what is causing this I would appreciate it! it's an e36 m3