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Car lighter won't work

I want to plug things into my car lighter outlet. It is not working and I do not have the owners manual to which fuse might need to be switched if that would help.

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Hello, There is a fuse box outside under the hood
and it will have something like auxillary printed on the bottom of the cover that fuse is going to be blown. Thank You

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You mean there seems to be no power to the vehicle's lighter unit outlet.

This lighter unit outlet is normally wired through its own fuse so check the fuse panel in the car for a blown fuse. If blown it must be replaced with a fuse of the correct amperage. The owner's manual will show you where the fuse is located.

Before you check the fuse just check the cigarette lighter outlet with another plug-in device if you have one such as a portable 12 volt tire compressor or a 12 volt plug-in auxiliary light. It could be that if you are using a charger from the outlet, the charger plug or wiring may be faulty rather than the car's power outlet itself. (These outlets don't usually give trouble unless the wiring has been messed with or the outlet itself has been damaged or abused).

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