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Old 7th September 2006, 16:48   #1
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Been motivated to highlight yet another peril while in a car after reading about the bottle and the brake episodes.
This happened to my Bro and a friend of mine a few years ago during a hot summer at Chennai. Wherein the Cigarette Lighter on the Dashboard in my friends old Amby (Non A/c) burst and the Steel piece at the end of the Lighter hit him on the cheekbone just as he was moving the car. Shudder to think what could have happened if they were on the Highway and at breakneck speeds and the projectile hit his eye.
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Old 7th September 2006, 19:14   #2
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Was there a wiring issue? I had a similar experience in my omni, where the lighter got stuck and burnt a big hole in my dashboard. This happened purely due to bad wiring.
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Old 8th September 2006, 11:41   #3
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Just that the car was parked in the heat for a long duration and the lighter got heated up too as it was kept on the dasboard and thus burst
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Was there a wiring issue? I had a similar experience in my omni, where the lighter got stuck and burnt a big hole in my dashboard. This happened purely due to bad wiring.
I has happened to me also due to bad wiring to my fog lamps in my omini some one tear back thank god I was in the car and dissconnected the batttery
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I think the cigarrate lighter being mentioned is the normal handy one,not the car one.
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After my car got serviced I ran a couple of simple tests.
Having given up smoking the cig lighter in the car was not used.

But as part of the test I simply pressed it in.
The lighter popped out fully and fell on the carpet.

Thank God, I was doing this test in a stationery car.
I shudder to think what might have happened if I was driving.
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Having given up smoking the cig lighter in the car was not used.
Good to hear this. Healthy motoring. Hope many more get inspired by your statement and follow suit.
Cheers.
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Suren, Was this the cigarette lighter fixed to the car or a normal one?
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A common occurance in the gelf .. gas-based cigarette lighters left inside cars parked in the sun are prone to explosion.

Smokers, pls take care.
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This was the regular Bic hand held (plastic) gas filled lighter that caused this, and yes as bblost did mention in his post, the in-built cigarette lighter does pop of it's socket sometimes and fall down.
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