CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3408 posts, RR: 8 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
Well folks, last night at work was the third time this has happened with our van, and this time I got to be the lucky driver. Yet again written up by airport security for not having our beacon on (Its one of those ones that is attached to the roof via magnet type thing, and with a cord that runs down and inside the door, and then to turn it on/off you simply plug it in or unplug it from the lighter). But here's the catch: it was plugged in, and it was working when I left the hangar. A bit of "jiggling" and on it went again. It appears we can plug it in all we want, but all it takes is a good bump (and trust me, between the kitchen and the terminal there is a lot of those) for the thing to loosen off just enough to turn the beacon off again.
J_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1481 times:
When I plug in my FM modulator, I found that I have to plug it in lighter socket a certain way, as the plug has contacts on two sides, but within outlet, there are some gaps in it, so if the plug and socket aren't lined up correctly, it doesn't work always...same with my trouble light...maybe some marks to help keep it properly aligned?