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Re: Cigar lighter not functioning in a 2003 Ford raner
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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It is only available at a Ford Dealership...Give them your VIN Number & they will give you the code...There is a charge for this service...Now, if you lost battery because you changed or disconnected battery you can avoid this happening in the future...Take a 9 volt battery...Remove the snap top from an old smoke detector...Solder the + lead to positive of cigar lighter plug and - lead to negative of cigar lighter plug...snap on 9 volt battery and plug into lighter BEFORE disconnecting car battery...The 9 volt battery will hold radio up while car battery is disconnected...saailer
Let me ask a few questions: The items mentioned, radio, clock and power outlet...are these the only items not working? does the instrument panel light? Also , does the cigar lighter work? Lastly check fuse # 7(40A) in the battery junction box
Which fuse did you install, and was it good or bad?Are both sockets dead?That car uses 2 fuses , each power outlet has its own fuse. R CIGAR and CIGAR, Fuses 10 and 13 Sometimes there is a fuse built into the cigar lighter socket, If the fuses are good, that fuse in the socket might be bad. If it is indeed bad, you will need a new socket. If you have a test light you can check for power at the center of the socket, if you do have power, then the ground plug may be off.
According to the Haynes repair manual: "There is no fuse and relay box inside the passenger compartment. However, there are a number of fuses, relays and circuit breakers in various locations under the dash. The heated mirror circuits and the circuit for the lower instrument panel power outlet (in the floor console) are fused with self-resetting fuses that are only serviceable by an authorized dealer." However, in the fusebox under the hood (a.k.a Integrated Power Module) there is a fuse RDO/IP IGN which is the fuse for the radio. Check this fuse. Both the radio and the Cigar Lighter are fused through the IPM.
There are 2 fuses that powers the radio, cigar lighter, etc.
They are: the 10 amp "GAUGE" and the 15 amp "CIG".
Look under the dash, on the driver side. The "CIG" fuse is the one that you need to replace.
It is in the middle of the fusebox, bottom row. again, a 15 amp fuse.
Please advise if you need additional information.