Now this is weird...on Wednesday I plugged my V1 into the Porsche's cigarette lighter with the Smartcord, and it wouldn't turn on. I figured, oh well, the outlet doesn't work. Nobody's used it in years, I mean it's a race car, how often do you plug something into the outlet? The only reason I tried was that I was driving it all the way up to Foreign Affairs, actually the first time in years it had gone more than a few miles on public roads.
So I went back to using it in my VW and didn't think anything more about it...until this evening, when I plugged the Smartcord into the 12V outlet on the truck, because the VW is in the shop getting some fresh shiny new paint. The truck has two 12V outlets, so I tried both of them. Nothing. I even have an older Smartcord, so I tried that on both 12V outlets. Nothing. The Garmin charges from either outlet, they obviously both work.
So is there any reason why a V1 that is otherwise perfectly functional would refuse to operate from a Smartcord, only my hardwire?