How Can I Clean The Empty Cigarette Lighter Holder In My Car Without Breaking It Or Electrocuting Myself?
When I got my car 4 years ago, I took out the cigarette lighter because I don’t smoke and lost it. I know that the holder used to work as a power source but when I tried to use my brother’s sat nav in my car last year, by plugging it into the holder, it wouldn’t work. Looking at it, it seems pretty dirty, and I’ve no doubt that four years of being exposed to the air as opposed to being covered up by the actual cigarette lighter has left it with a layer of grease and grime which stops the power coming through.
So, does anyone have any suggestions for cleaning it? How can I safely and effectively clean the power source? I’m guessing I’ll need to use a cotton bud (Q-tip) but what should I dip it in? Is water enough? And even if it cleans it, will it break the electrics? Or be dangerous to me? Is this something I can’t do on my own? Should I take it to a garage? Or will they laugh in my face?!? Or, worst case scenario, is it possible to get them replaced, and if so, how much do they cost?