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    My C70 T5a.

    So I've owned this car since Feb'12 and she is simply the best car that I've ever owned.
    Just replaced the front discs and pads with genuine Volvo 302 stuff, and today replaced the plugs with the Iridium gear.
    The plug change sorted my misfire and one plug was actually broken.
    However, I now have no cigarette lighters working, I've replaced the fuse which was blown, so now I'm thinking of changing the wiring loom in the centre console.
    Is this what you would do plz peeps or am I missing something?
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    Might want to try cleaning up the contact at the bottom of the cigarette lighters (if they're not frequently used), also checking you have the correct fuse. Glad you're still enjoying the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmb View Post
    Might want to try cleaning up the contact at the bottom of the cigarette lighters (if they're not frequently used), also checking you have the correct fuse. Glad you're still enjoying the car.
    Thanks for the reply.

    I think that it was fuse 30 and 15amp, but my handbook is for a pre ME7 car, and mine is ME7 if that makes any difference?

    They are just used for the sat nav etc. but I will try a quick clean, although both going at the same time seems a little odd.

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    OK, so the issue is fixed.

    My eye sight isn't what it was, and I had changed the wrong fuse but the one that I changed was blown anyway so something else must not have been working.

    Somehow, a 5p piece had also found it's way into the front lighter socket as well!! Happy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by foammanmark View Post
    OK, so the issue is fixed.

    My eye sight isn't what it was, and I had changed the wrong fuse but the one that I changed was blown anyway so something else must not have been working.

    Somehow, a 5p piece had also found it's way into the front lighter socket as well!! Happy!!
    oh the joys of simple fixes on a volvo, good to here it's all working now

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmb View Post
    Best result
    Yeah, easy cheap fix and I'm 5p richer now!!
    I seem to have an intermittent reversing light now, but I need someone to reverse the car whilst I watch, or go and find a good reflection somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foammanmark View Post
    Yeah, easy cheap fix and I'm 5p richer now!!
    I seem to have an intermittent reversing light now, but I need someone to reverse the car whilst I watch, or go and find a good reflection somewhere.
    Dodgy reverse switch, just on top of the box if manual, easy swap and fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    Dodgy reverse switch, just on top of the box if manual, easy swap and fix
    Yeah she's a manual, so thanks for the tip and I'll take a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foammanmark View Post
    Yeah she's a manual, so thanks for the tip and I'll take a look.
    You may be able to remove it and then work in some contact cleaner to get it reliable again, or just swap it for another if you have one knocking about

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