Xk8 need to understand how to charge iphone 7?

(martin mindling) #1

Hi, this is Martin in Ohio. My cars is a 2000 xk8 coupe, red with black interior. My question is: How can I charge my iphone 7 in this car? A conventional plug-in accessory charger going to the cig lighter doesn’t seem to work. Is this car set up to charge an iphone? Is there a special adapter to find? Any thoughts, please. If it takes a special adapter, how to identify the right device?
I’m about to go on a long trip and would like to keep my phone charged. Thank You

(Grahame Loader) #2

I believe the cig lighter is on a keyed circuit, meaning the ignition has to be on for it to be live. Try the socket with something else, to see if it is hot. If it is, then your adapter may be the problem.

(Eric Capron) #3

Hi Martin,

Grahame is right. The cigar lighter supply comes from the Ignition Auxiliary Power Bus so it should work when the ignition switch is in position I or II. If you try this and it still doesn’t work, the relevant fuse is Fuse 14 in the Passenger Side Fusebox.

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