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i have a 2003 ford zx2.the cigarrette lighter does work.i looked at the duse box to see where it is located and its not there.everything is listed except for the cigarette lighter which is why i cant loctae where that fuse is.
can you tell me how to locate the ciggarette lighter fuse since it isnt locate on the panel box like the rest of the items.i checked my owners manual and it talks about the ciggarette lighter and the fuse number which is 20A but it doesnt show where it is located.
To use your cigarette lighter in your car, you will usually push it in until it pops out. This varies based on vehicle types.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Super MB STAR C3
Remove the coin/change holder from the dash you will find the fuse box
there. On the back of the coin holder you will find a fuse diagram
showing location and amp # for each fuse. when replacing the fuse be
sure to replace it with the same amp#. Should be a 15 amp fuse. First check/replace the fuse. If that doesn't work I would consider replacing the entire cigarette lighter it runs about 12$. Thanks, Lee
Sounds like maybey someone has replaced the lighter before, and has somehow tied the ground wire into the headlight switch. Short of going through the wiring harness between the lighter and switch, I would just say run a new ground wire and get a fuse tap for the power. This will completely isolate the lighter from the rest of the electrical system. Let me know if this helps :)
Your post is just a tad bit confusing. In most cars these days they have a ciggarette lighter as well as a power port or two.
Is your cigarette light port and your power port, in your eyes, the same thing? If yes, and you've checked the fuse and "it appears to be fine" then I would say that you have a short in your wiring that for some reason isn't tripping the fuse. Unlikely though.
I believe in one car I worked on had two different fuses that went to the ciggarette ligher. Maybe just maybe you have a few different fuses running your ports and you checked some of the fuses but not all of them.
Most cars have fuse boxes in the following locations: Engine Bay, Glove Box, Drivers or passengers side kick panel, trunk.
The most likely spots to check for a fuse box is to the left of your legs while sitting in the drivers seat and underneath the hood.
(1) After removing the ashtray remove the facia panel mounting screws
(2) Then disconnect the connector from cigarette lighter
(3) Disconnect thermal fuse case from socket end
(4) Remove the ring nut and separate cigarette lighter socket from the thermal protector.
I hope this helps. I have never had to replace one (yet) so I can't give exact directions. Even if the fuse looks good you may want to replace it and see if that fixes it first. Sometimes they have miniscule hairline cracks that are hard to see. Hope this helps