Power Outlets (cigarette lighter) will not work front or back
They used to work but stopped working one day after I uses a small air compressor on it. I looked in the owners manual and could not find a fuse listed for these power outlets. Any ideas? 1999 Plymoth Voyager
Re: Power Outlets (cigarette lighter) will not work front...
It sounds like the receptical has shorted out. Remove the receptical and make sure the ground wire (black wire) is in tact, and make sure the wire to the center of the receptical (power wire) is securely attached. If both are secure, the receptical is faulty and needs to be replaced.
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On the back side of the lighter there is a fusable link between the incoming power wire and the metal tab that connects power to the lighter. This is a very small wire, bent 90 degrees, between two tabs that are mounted on the same small screw. It looks like the incoming power tab and the power to the lighter would be connected, but they are insulated from each other on the screw. If the fusable link is blown, you will have power at the power connector on the back of the lighter, but no power to the center terminal inside the lighter.
check to see if power is going to the cig, outlets. I believe on the camry there is a 2nd fuse for lighter outlets. it is marked as power point " A" fuse located in fuse box. it should be a 15 amp fuse. good-day !! top row.
Most likely you have something metallic that entered/fell inside one of the cigarette lighters.
I once found a dime inside a cigarette lighter which my children assured me was placed there by a shadowy personage named "Notme". Go figure.
While the fuse is REMOVED, look inside each lighter with a flashlight and remove the foreign material.
If you find nothing inside the lighters, disconnect them all from the electrical system by removing the single wire attached to the rear of the lighters. Replace the fuse.
Alternately, you can disconnect them one at a time, replacing the fuse after each one. You may need a few fuses for this.
If the fuse blows after ALL the lighters are disconnected, you have a wiring short circuit which is best diagnosed by a professional.
If the fuse does not blow, begin reconnecting the lighters until you see a spark, or the fuse blows again. This is the faulty lighter, replace it and your problem is solved.
Note: You cannot get shocked or electrocuted by your car's 12 Volt system but you can be burned by heavy sparking. You can reduce the risk of heavy sparking by using a lower-rated fuse during the testing. Wear saftey goggles and latex gloves for safety.
did you use a test light this would be the primary source for an accessory not to work unless the wires to the connector on the back side of the lighter itself has come undone or it may very well be the ground to it you need to visually inspect it a mirror may be of assistance to have a look if you cannot bend under neath the dash maby you can remove the ashtray to better view it
I do not have a diagram for this but : Lighter outlets are a "high draw" item which will be served by a circut breaker, not a regular fuse. Circut breakers are small silver plug in items found on your fuse panel. Both units may be on different lines also because of "HI draw". I'ts also not really difficult to make a new circut for this, to add outlets where you need them, or to replace missing ones.