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Old 12-02-2006, 11:30 AM   #1
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I have a Sirius Sportster 4 w/ car kit. The power cord is a piece of junk and it broke after only 2 months. I have the 5.2V cord and I am wondering if there is anywhere I can buy a new one without having to buy the whole car kit again? I was thinking of buying a 5V at Radio Shack or something but I wasn't sure if the 5.2V would make a huge difference. I haven't seen a 5.2V anywhere?
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Same thing happend to me. The lighter cord is a disgraceful piece of crap. Click here for a new one:
http://www.tss-radio.com/sirius-acce...c-231_295.html
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I have a Sirius Sportster 4 w/ car kit. The power cord is a piece of junk and it broke after only 2 months. I have the 5.2V cord and I am wondering if there is anywhere I can buy a new one without having to buy the whole car kit again? I was thinking of buying a 5V at Radio Shack or something but I wasn't sure if the 5.2V would make a huge difference. I haven't seen a 5.2V anywhere?
Add me to list of broken power cords...
Exept that all I did was replace the fuse and its worked ever since
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Thanks for the help. The only problem is the link was to the 12V power cords and they don't work with the Sportster 4. The Sportster 4 requires a 5.2V. I'm still looking for some help if anyone knows.

As far as the fuse goes I wish that was my problem. On mine the end of the power cord that plugs into the dash ripped in half one day when I pulled it out to plug in my cell phone. The cheap plastic threads stripped and it won't go back together.

Someone must sell a replacement but I can't find one. I thought about gluing it but I just want a replacement and preferably without the screw on tip.
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Thanks for the help. The only problem is the link was to the 12V power cords and they don't work with the Sportster 4. The Sportster 4 requires a 5.2V. I'm still looking for some help if anyone knows.

As far as the fuse goes I wish that was my problem. On mine the end of the power cord that plugs into the dash ripped in half one day when I pulled it out to plug in my cell phone. The cheap plastic threads stripped and it won't go back together.

Someone must sell a replacement but I can't find one. I thought about gluing it but I just want a replacement and preferably without the screw on tip.
You should check on tha voltage issue...
Seems to me in another thraed here someone said the power cords will work even with the voltage differance...unless the jack size is different.
If you can't find the info here I would call tssradio and ask them...they have helped a lot of folks here and know their stuff
Good luck....and make sure you look into the voltage thing....I will see if I can find the thread were someone said the v's are compatable.
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I'm also looking for one of the new 5.2V lighter plugs for my Stratus...

I want to take the electronics out of it and mount the components in in a small plastic box. Then I'll place the box behind the dash and wire it directly to the 12V source I used to run my Audiovox PNP2 on.

That will keep the power cord out of sight and it will keep my ligher plug free for my GPS
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You should check on tha voltage issue...
Seems to me in another thraed here someone said the power cords will work even with the voltage differance...unless the jack size is different.
If you can't find the info here I would call tssradio and ask them...they have helped a lot of folks here and know their stuff
Good luck....and make sure you look into the voltage thing....I will see if I can find the thread were someone said the v's are compatable.
Thanks...I did call TSS Radio and they said to use the cigarette lighter power cord for the S50 and it will work for the Sportster 4. It is a 5V. Here's the link for anyone else interested.

http://www.tss-radio.com/sirius-vehi...er-p-3645.html
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