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Cigar lighter not functioning in a 2003 Ford raner

I plugged a sirius radio into the cigar lighter and heard a pop.  The outlet is no longer working but the fuse tests good.  Is there an in-line fuse or other place to look for a solution.

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  • dale_robinso Jan 05, 2009

    the fuse is good

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Just to verify on the fuse, u checked fuse #17, a 20 amp fuse in the the cab/interior fuse box? did u check the fuse with a test light to make sure it has power all the time on both sides of the fuse? if not do this, I have seen many fuses in the Ford dealer look good but where indeed defective, if the fuse checks good by testing as above then you will need to pull the socket and teat the back of the sockets wiring, make sure it has 12 volts and a good ground. If u don't have a 12 volt test light they are about $5 at any auto parts store, the cheap ones work great, just check it at the battery 1st to make sure the bulb is good. If there is 12 volts at the fuse 17 and the socket has 12 volts and a good ground then replace the socket for the lighter.

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    yadayada Jan 05, 2009

    there is no relay for the lighter, that is 100% for sure, I am a Ford factory tech, I know this info.

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Hi dale

There is a relay under the hood that you can check. Where did this "pop" come from that you heard?

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Check all fuses, one has to be burnt. If the pop was not from a fuse you need to go to a car parts store and buy a replacement cigar lighter plug which can easily be replaced in minutes.

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Its possible that the wiring connector internally got shorted out due to over load device attached to the outlet.the wirings needs to be checked and replaced or reconnected internally.
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Need to replace cigarette lighter fuse.Fuse is clearly marked cigarette lighter Good Luck

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Check the lighter fuse on the fuse box, almost for sure need replacement.

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    Ginko Jan 05, 2009

    Start checking the lighter fuse on the fuse box, this has surely blown, if the fuse keeps blowing after replacement, then there is a short on the wirings to the in car lighter, and must be fixed by replacing the shorted wirings/connector/ or part.

    If the fuse does not blow again the problem is solved.


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    Ginko Jan 05, 2009

    If you heard a pop, it is weird the fuse did not blow, replace the fuse the same, and ensure you are replacing the right fuse.

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