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Cigar (accessory) port will not provide power via a USB adapter.

1. I have checked the fuse--CIGAR--and it's fine. I replaced it with a brand-new one for good measure. 2. I can push in the cigar lighter, and it will heat up and pop out. So the unit is delivering power. 3. When I put any USB accessory port charger into it, I get no power. 4. Yes, the key is in the "ON" position. I've even started and run the car, to no avail. 5. I've also tested with a brand-new adapter, and it didn't charge my (in this case) cell phone. Ideas?

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Have you tried the adapter in another car? It could be that the ground post is reversed in your adapter and the phone is safeguarding the power flow. A diode installed backwards in the adapter would prevent current flow.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

Testimonial: "Erm. It gets even worse. My first accessory-to-USB plug is missing its center post. My second accessory-to-USB plug has to be REALLY shoved into the slot. So, the port was working just fine; it was a combination of me not noticing that my first plug was broken and my second one needed excessive (in my view) insertion and contact. Thanks!"

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SOURCE: cigar lighter problem on 2005 Ford Explorer

even though the fuse is good, change it anyway and look for other bad fuses. it is possible that someone rewired and put wired them somewhere else. i just saw that yesterday. also, check to make sure a wire did not fall off or get broken/fried. if both power points are not working they are connected to the same power and ground points, whereby creating a circle/circuit. also check to see if one of the units is bad. if it take two to complete the circuit/circle and one unit is bad, maybe the circle/circuit is broken. you can test the units with two jumper wires and your battery/a jump box. these units are only + and -.

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SOURCE: replace cigar lighter zx2 2001

here's picture. Looks like it unscrews.

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SOURCE: 2004 explorer BOTH accessory power points are

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SOURCE: 2005 ford f150 cigar lighter not working

1. Check the fuse #41 in the cab fuse panel.
If you did not get an owners manual with your truck ( purchased used ), you can download one from Ford :
https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owners_manuals/default.asp

2. Are you using a device ( MP3 player, GPS, etc ) to test that it is not working, or a meter ?
- Could be the fuse in the tip of the DC adapter for the device is blown.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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