Are we talking the cig lighter or the power port or both ?
You can remove both and take them apart, clean them up.
Cig Lighter has a nut on the back that needs to be removed and the thing falls apart, watch the pieces and how they go together.
The power port just unscrews on the back.
MAYBE a good cleaning inside will help.
Is the noise all the time or just when you are plugging something in ? I know you said “running" vs "not running' but what are you doing when it happens ?
Also, is the vehicle moving when you get the static or stationary ?
Check the wiring for the cig lighter and the power port, it may have bad connections.
No need to run a new ground to the battery; just make sure they have good connections.
Remember that both ports are close to the radio and will create static when you plug something in and remove it, basic happening when you spark electricity.
AM will pick up more static than FM and there should be no noise when there is a CD or Ipod, etc.
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