I have had a Valentine 1 for close to 10 years. I got a new car and switched it to that car. The problem is that the cord was being stretched quite a bit from the lighter to the V1, so I went ahead and ordered this hard wire kit that also had a mute button. Unfortunately, before the hard-wire kit could come in, my V1 gave out. It no longer turns on Does anyone know how I can check to see if the fuse went off in my V1, I'm planning on waiting to see if a friend can let me borrow his cord so i can try it out on his car, however I wanted to see what people on here had to say first. Also, if anyone had this happen to them what did you do to fix it? (if you sent it in thats what I was thinking of doing if when i tried it out on my friends car it failed to work).