Does the car have to be running to use the car charger for my cellphone?

Asked by Oct 29, 2012 at 10:01 AM about the 2012 GMC Terrain

Question type: General

5 Answers

NO. Just make sure there is power there, may have to put the key on Acc, but the draw is very low, it does not need to be running

11,145

it will not charge the cell phone unless the car is turned on- look at your charger light- when you shut the car off, the light on the charger shuts off too, so it is NOT charging if that light is off- most GM cars are like that.

16,595

Oh the good old days of cigarette lighters. They ran w/o the key in the ignition. The plug in in the dash has to have the key in and turned to acc. I have not checked the rear plug in yet, and it my be the same as the front. Perhaps this helps in not burning the electronics of the vehicle out due to a bad charger shorting out or what is being used sending a reverse current to mess the computers up. My 2005 Buick had the plug-ins wired to be used all the time, running or not.

My 2017 Terran doesn't give me low feul signal when I'm running out of gas

16,595

GuruZ15H4, Not to be a smart ass, well I actually am, but, that is why there is a fuel gauge on the dash. When it gets to between 1/4 to 1/8 tank, stop and fill back up. My 2014 does signal "low fuel" when it gets to 1 to 2 gals left in the tank, but not before. That's cutting it way too close though. Perhaps there is a bad wire connection, a sensor not working, or you fill back up before it goes off. I think when you check your center display it will tell you you're low on fuel, but I am not sure if it lasts or not.

Your Answer

Terrain

Looking for a Used Terrain in your area?

CarGurus has 30,192 nationwide Terrain listings starting at $5,750.

ZIP:

GMC Terrain Experts

  • #1
    Richard Schroer
    Reputation
    4,470
  • #2
    John Carson
    Reputation
    910
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Acadia
1,096 Great Deals out of 51,352 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,159 Great Deals out of 69,117 listings starting at $760
Used Ford Explorer
1,271 Great Deals out of 69,119 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Traverse
854 Great Deals out of 35,056 listings starting at $2,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,091 Great Deals out of 72,250 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Edge
1,101 Great Deals out of 51,670 listings starting at $2,150
Used GMC Yukon
622 Great Deals out of 20,760 listings starting at $2,600
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
820 Great Deals out of 41,881 listings starting at $1,987
Used Ford Escape
1,281 Great Deals out of 103,590 listings starting at $1,200
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,254 Great Deals out of 64,571 listings starting at $999
Used Honda CR-V
905 Great Deals out of 59,592 listings starting at $1,495
Used Kia Sorento
468 Great Deals out of 31,992 listings starting at $2,399
Used Toyota Highlander
605 Great Deals out of 36,874 listings starting at $2,500
Used Buick Enclave
502 Great Deals out of 23,083 listings starting at $4,500
Used Toyota RAV4
875 Great Deals out of 52,468 listings starting at $1,600

Used Cars For Sale

2018 GMC Terrain For Sale
15,352 listings starting at $19,888
2017 GMC Terrain For Sale
85 Great Deals out of 3,209 listings starting at $15,995
2016 GMC Terrain For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,875 listings starting at $12,988
2015 GMC Terrain For Sale
117 Great Deals out of 3,042 listings starting at $9,000
2014 GMC Terrain For Sale
110 Great Deals out of 2,529 listings starting at $8,935

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.