Plugging Gps Into Original Cigarette Lighter

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    My original cig lighter still works. It heated up very quickly. I assumed I could just plug my Garmin into it and get power. Wrong! It plugs in but doesn't power up. Must I replace that outlet with a new one or is there a trick I'm missing?
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    does your garmin work in other cigarette lighters in other cars?
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    Works fine in all the other cars I've tried (2). I'm wondering if the technology of 1967 just doesn't sync with 2014 even in something so simple as a cig lighter.
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    it might be that the plug doesnt go deep enough in the receptacle. or that the plug grounds are not contacting the wall of the receptacle.
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    any suggestions?
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    pull the receptacle from the stang and check the actual fit with the plug. if necessary replace the receptacle.
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    I guessing it's just worn out. I failed to mention for the lighter to get hot I have to hold it in. While I tried the same method for the gps unit, it just wasn't getting any juice no matter what I did.
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    yeah, replace the receptacle

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