I would remove it and run an electrical testor to the power wire behind it. Those things can twist around, and I'm thinking that it might have been shorted that way. I actually hooked up an additional one myself that runs behind the console to power my android. Plugging and unplugging my cell phone charger/holder was destroying my cigarette lighter and the wires and stuff was dangerous. I wound up doing this. You can see that I have my cigarette lighter area clear now, and the wires run behind my console and through the gooseneck.