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      09-19-2021, 11:38 AM   #23
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Not sure how this happened, but wondering what is the best way to get the penny out? Thanks
I still don't understand why is the 12v plug is right there to begin with...I haven't use mine because I'm afraid my coffee will spill in there...


On the side note , try using all the above method

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There is supposed to be a cover for it when it's not in use
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      09-19-2021, 04:14 PM   #25
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There is supposed to be a cover for it when it's not in use
There is…if you have the power port for cell phone chargers, etc. I have the power seat ejector button there. But for the same reason as noted above I am worried about a coffee spill. Don't want to accidentally launch the misses.
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I had this same thing happen to me. I had to pull the fuse and use a flathead screwdriver and needle nose pliers to get it out as the fit is super tight.
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Total thread derail, but thanks for the education. I just assumed they were always copper
Once the price of copper rose to the the point that pennies were worth more as scrap metal than their face value they started making them copper plated. It's the same reason why silver coins aren't pure silver, and a $20 gold piece is worth $1750.

I'd get that penny out by putting a dab of RTV on a length of 1/2" dowel, pushing the dowel against the penny, leaving it overnight. Pull the dowel and penny out the next morning. Then put a cap on the outlet.
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Once the price of copper rose to the the point that pennies were worth more as scrap metal than their face value they started making them copper plated. It's the same reason why silver coins aren't pure silver, and a $20 gold piece is worth $1750.

I'd get that penny out by putting a dab of RTV on a length of 1/2" dowel, pushing the dowel against the penny, leaving it overnight. Pull the dowel and penny out the next morning. Then put a cap on the outlet.
I totally get that. They killed off the penny in Canada several years ago due to the cost of manufacturing it was more than the cent it claimed to be.
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They should get rid of the penny in the US too, it's more trouble than it's worth. Even penny candy costs a dime.
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They should get rid of the penny in the US too, it's more trouble than it's worth. Even penny candy costs a dime.
+1 Agreed!
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Not sure how this happened, but wondering what is the best way to get the penny out? Thanks
Try a dyson or other powerful shop vacuum.
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I was able to get it out today. I purchased a bag of wooden kabob skewers from the grocery store for $3. The one penny turned out to be 3 pennies, and still not sure how that happened. The last penny was really lodged in there. I went through 6 skewers to get them all out. Now it appears the fuse is blown. I haven't used the car lighter in about a year. I'll replace the fuse later this week. For now, I put a black plastic cap cover on it. I really appreciate everyone's advice and comments with this.
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Sounds like it's time to celebrate with some shish kabobs!
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Use scotch tape roll it onto itself with sticky side out and attach to a pen.
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I have two ways that have universally worked for me whenever i run into a similar issue.

1- If you have an air compressor\air gun, give it a few blasts, it will either blow the coin out or put it on its side so you can grab it with pliers.

2- Detailing clay is super sticky and hard, put some on the tip of a screwdriver or wooden skewer or whatever you have on hand, it'll stick to the coin easily and you can pull it out.
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Is it a coin holder?
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Is it a coin holder?
It can be, but getting to them coins is another story as this thread has shown..
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It is now.
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Not sure how this happened, but wondering what is the best way to get the penny out? Thanks
Try using a vacuum with a hose attachment if you haven't been able to yet. Lmk how it goes.
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two sided tape attached to a dowel
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I'm sure your fuse blew...when I got mine, I had a penny in it too.

It's one in the trunk...some weird graphic on the car giving you no idea what it's for--it's one of those fuses. Last one on the right column in this pic. #66, 69, or 162

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      10-15-2021, 10:37 AM   #42
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Glad you got it out. I was going to suggest flipping the car upside down and shaking it a few times.
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