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1996 850 12VDC port inoperative , standard?

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1996 850 12VDC port inoperative , standard?

Post by jerryb1961 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:33 pm

Hi Folks--

Is the 1996 850's cigarette lighter plug somehow nonstandard? The actual cigarette lighter works fine, but I cannot get any sort of USB charger or power accessory to work. I work out of this car and also depend on my mobile devices to do my job



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Re: New Stooopid question

Post by erikv11 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:17 pm

Well the lighter is totally standard, I've used a few accessories there with no issue, including various USB chargers, so that's not why.

Maybe there is some corrosion or debris in the socket? Try cleaning it out. Or you could pull the socket from a junkyard car and swap it in. I've probably got a spare if you can't find one.
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Re: New Stooopid question

Post by jerryb1961 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:32 pm

Thanks. I tried digging around with a cleaning wipe with my finger with no joy, but will try some contact cleaner tomorrow.

I can charge things very slowly with the radio's USB input, but again, verrrrry slowly



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Re: New Stooopid question

Post by erikv11 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:39 pm

Good idea. Use a good flashlight and take a look into the socket, might help to sort it out.
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Re: New Stooopid question

Post by RickHaleParker » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:45 am

Cigarette Lighter sockets and 12V Accessory socket are built to different standards. Look close and your find the differences.

Got any blank switch positions on the dash? There are USB chargers that fit in holes designed for rocker switches.

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Re: New Stooopid question

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:08 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:45 am
Cigarette Lighter sockets and 12V Accessory socket are built to different standards. Look close and your find the differences.

Got any blank switch positions on the dash? There are USB chargers that fit in holes designed for rocker switches.

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Just what I was looking for Evita the S70 - thanks Rick

Info - I did spend time looking for this on the Lisle site without luck - they call it a power outlet, but reading off the part number is the best way to find it of course

Lots of options from 2001 on, but NLA prior to that, or I couldn't find it.


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Re: 1996 850 12VDC port inoperative , standard?

Post by RickHaleParker » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:24 am

The one shown is an aftermarket. You can find them on eBay. Search for "USB Rocker Switch". Pick your style and color. Some versions come with a built in Volt Meter, which some may find handy.


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Re: New Stooopid question

Post by erikv11 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:32 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:45 am
Cigarette Lighter sockets and 12V Accessory socket are built to different standards. Look close and your find the differences. ...
While this factoid is undoubtedly true Rick, it is also very general - do you really think it is relevant to OP's actual problem?

As stated I've never had any problems with USB chargers in any P80 car, and have never heard of them on the fora. This is a very generic, 20 year old lighter socket. A functioning, stock unit can easily be made to work for OP's intent.


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'06 S60 R, 160k
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Re: 1996 850 12VDC port inoperative , standard?

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:37 pm

I’ve had trouble with some USB plugs not making good contact with the Volvo plug, both dirt induced and also not latching in.


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Re: 1996 850 12VDC port inoperative , standard?

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:38 pm

RickHaleParker wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:24 am
The one shown is an aftermarket. You can find them on eBay. Search for "USB Rocker Switch". Pick your style and color. Some versions come with a built in Volt Meter, which some may find handy.
I went searching for the Volvo plug and couldn’t find it. I have one sitting in my garage so I’ll get the part number when home

I’ve only got one switch position left open on the T5, though.


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