Yesterday I replaced my faceplate around my heater controls, I had a hard time taking the lighter well out and broke it. The wire to the lighter well is fine. After I put it back together the car would not start. It has power, but when turning the key it only clicks and stops. Help...
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May help - fuses supply power but also needed is earth return to battery. This is usually black wires running from device to the car metal. To diagnose you need a multimeter. Check body of cigar lighter is connected to the chasis with meter on ohms. (continuity test) good is zero ohms. If earth problem, check under dash to ensure all earth wires connect to metal chassis. Then with ignition on, check centre pin at back inside cigar lighter has 12 volts to side.
If not then check fuse has 12 volt to it, Now you can get to the fan, repeat all the tests on fan. Best wishes, its tedious work.
Check the battery connections for "crud" and clean them if necessary. Also, if you're still running the original battery, it's likely time for a replacement. Three years is normal for an OE battery, four is great, five is fantastic, and you're at nearly six years . . .
You can temporary run one heater hose into the other- either just take one side off the car and route the one hose right back into the water pump or - you can get a kit - Either way - now you will need to replace the heater core inside the car.
You probably have a bad thermostat - the one that controls water flow to the radiator. It's supposed to stay closed until the engine reaches proper operating temperature. But when they fail, it's usually in the open position so the water circulate to the radiator all the time. The engine takes longer to warm up, and you shiver in the meantime. It does eventually get hot - it just takes a lot longer. I bet if you replace that thermostat you'll be toasty in no time. As for the cigarette lighter, your portable heater may have blown the fuse.
Apart from the fuse box in the engine bay there is a fuse repository behind the coin alcove underneath the boot release. Fuse 3 for the lighter (I think) was blown. I replaced it and now the climate control console responds and the display lights up.
hi you will have to remove the the seering cowls clocks surround the surrounds that go round the radio and heater controls centre consel around gearlever cig lighter surround ect [ not an easy job ] give yourself 2-3 hours because these radios are screwed to the frame behind all this and unless you take the heater controls off they are awkward to get at yates210456