Fire risk, fuse check?
Alfa GTV Phase 2,
I use the cigarette light socket a lot, for my scat nav, mini tv, mini kettle, moble phone and what ever else.
Anyway some how I managed to drop a 1 pence piece into the open lighter socket, I put my loose change by the gear lever,
Well nothing happen until I plugged moble, in the turned the key and then drove off.
I got to the end of the road and the car filled with smoke.
Turned the off
Grabbed fire extinguisher
Well I was lucky when I turn off the fire went out.
The question why did the fuse not blow as it a 20 amp?
I have now rewired with 30 amp wire and a 15 amp fuse.
Also I keep the lighter in position when not in use
The Alligator also know as Rock the Crock
Alfa GTV 2 litre T/S rolling resto