Originally Posted by wildest
My lighter socket isn't working, trying a different ashtray and changing the fuse to a brass one and cleaning the terminals didn't help. How is that socket powered?
In the W123 the ashtray itself is part of the circuit. Check the card in the fusebox for which fuse powers it.
Then remove the ashtray and clean the contacts on the side of the tray. I think the tray needs to be extended nearly all the way out to engage the contacts.