2004 Passat GLX Lighter Socket

It seems that the front lighter socket of my Passat has stopped working altogether. Nothing else on the console/dash has stopped working and it looks like the fuses are fine. Anyone have an idea about ways to possibly fix this without a costly visit to the dealer?

Question, is the lighter that quit or the whole socket that went dead?

If you are a smoker, it is most likely that the element simply burnt out. These can be replaced easily enough. If you are sure it is the socket, however, you can purchase the entire unit to replace. This should be a DIY project.

Thanks! It’s the actual socket that’s out. I’m not a smoker, but i use it to listen to my ipod as well as charge my phone, bluetooth headset, sometimes run my computer through it when i’m traveling, etc. I guess i’ll see if i can get my hands on a full unit to replace it and see how it goes. Thanks!