12v power sockets

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Just bought a secondhand citreon c3 2003. I also bought one of those mp3 bluetooth and aux power socket things just to discover neither of the two power sockets work and many other things, having stupidly bought it from a local car auction. Not sure it's the fuse cause to my knowledge the power socket fuse also fuses the interior lights which is working fine. Or i maybe wrong? If it is the power sockets thats faulty can someone explain to me how to change them or show me a video because I've searched almost everywhere online and seen no videos specifically for citreon C3.

Thanks
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Hi Honey-C3
Honey-C3 wrote:Not sure it's the fuse
I would check the fuse or even just change it, Fuse no F22 on the BSI
22. Number Plate , Interior Lights, Power Socket (Cigarette Lighter) ( 20A )
(Interior courtesy lighting is unaffected when removing F22)
citroen-c3-tips/fuse-box-layout-c3-2002 ... -t129.html

The central tip of the cigarette lighter socket can become corroded or there may be something jammed down there. Worth a look and a clean with a sharp too before changing the socket if its not the fuse.

This topic has instructions on removing the power window switched and its the same access for the 12v power socket and the cigarette lighter socket.
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Hello Honey-C3.

Nice username BTW :oops:

You mentioned 2 power sockets? Any chance of posting a pic as last time I looked there was only one which makes me immediately think that someone has been playing around with the electrics.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all the evidence and pretend you never tried :lol:
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Missing Lincs wrote:Hello Honey-C3.

Nice username BTW :oops:

You mentioned 2 power sockets? Any chance of posting a pic as last time I looked there was only one which makes me immediately think that someone has been playing around with the electrics.
Thanks!!! :D
The one with the 12v cover and the cigarette lighter with the orange ring around it. Sorry can't take a pic now I'm indoors.
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C3driver52 wrote:Hi Honey-C3
Honey-C3 wrote:Not sure it's the fuse
I would check the fuse or even just change it, Fuse no F22 on the BSI
22. Number Plate , Interior Lights, Power Socket (Cigarette Lighter) ( 20A )
(Interior courtesy lighting is unaffected when removing F22)
citroen-c3-tips/fuse-box-layout-c3-2002 ... -t129.html

The central tip of the cigarette lighter socket can become corroded or there may be something jammed down there. Worth a look and a clean with a sharp too before changing the socket if its not the fuse.

This topic has instructions on removing the power window switched and its the same access for the 12v power socket and the cigarette lighter socket.
Thanks that link is very helpful.
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Missing Lincs wrote:Any chance of posting a pic as last time I looked there was only one which makes me immediately think that someone has been playing around with the electrics.
Some of them so have 2 from the factory
C3 cigarette lighter socket and power socket
C3 cigarette lighter socket and power socket
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