Question about 1998 Toyota Corolla
I had a air pump plugged into my cigar lighter, when something blew! Thought it would just be a fuse but repaced everyone and still no power! Cigar lighter, radio and clock are all dead!
If it was the front dash mounted lighter socket you used, the correct fuse is the 15A CIG & RADIO fuse (at the end of the second row) of the dash fusebox. If replacing the fuse hasn't fixed it, you may need to look closer at the wiring from the fusebox as it's likely the wiring has gone open circuit.
Take the fuse out and check for voltage at the terminals in the fusebox with the ingition key turned to the ACC position. One terminal or the other will have 12V on it. If no voltage on either you have a fusebox to ignition key wiring problem. Check for voltage on the ACC pin of the ignition switch, with the key turned to the ACC position. That's pin 3, a blue wire, of the 8 pin ignition switch connector. If still no volatge the switch is likely faulty. the voltage into the switch must be there as it also feeds the ECU and IGN systems, so the car wouldn't run at all if it wasn't.
There is another possibility. If you have an alarm system, immobilizer or turbo timer (assuming the GTT model) these devices could be interrupting the power lines and be the culprit devices.
I assume it wasn't the rear hatch area lighter socket you used, because the fuse for that doesn't power the radio or clock. The fuse for that socket is the 15A ACCESSORY fuse in the passenger side footwell fuse panel.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
These cars have two fuse boxes, one under the hood, and another under a panel on the right of the steering wheel (assuming you drive on the left). Look in this other fusebox for a blown fuse. Should be easy enough to find.
good luck. Dabade.
Posted on Jul 15, 2012
Sounds like you still have not found the appropriate fuse.
Recheck your manual for correct fuse location.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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