Question about 1997 Ford Taurus
It just pulls right out. The fuse is fine, and there doesn't seem to be any sign or corrosion. The problem seems to be behind it. Any ideas? How can I get behind it easiest?
Some of these fixtures have clips molded into the sides of the socket and are intended to "spring" into a locked position. Sometimes the console has to be detached from the floorboard and on other designs lifting out an ashtray or cupholder can gain access beneath the console. Its best to disconnect the fuse and work on a neutralized set of wiring.
One thing I always recommend is a visit to a Salvage yard which allows you to remove parts yourself. It will allow you to see how to remove the part at no risk of damaging your own. While you are there, you can get a used part to replace what you have.
There is another method of securing the electric socket to the Faceplate. Some lighter sockets are threaded and just need to have the nut removed to replace the socket. Again, grab extra parts at th Salvage yard.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: cigarette lighter fuse location
The cigarette fuse is located in the battery junction box under the hood, it is fuse # 10 and is a 20A fuse, open the hood and find the box it is on the passenger side towards the back of the compartment, it is 10th in line on the top row, also you can check these fuses without removing them through the clear plastic top so that should make things a little easier too, hope this helps
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
I had exactly same problem. I could not use my GPS or charge my cell phone.
In front of the driver sit, there are actually 2 fuse boxes. You probably found the first one. A second one is located above well hidden. Once you find it, you'll find the fuse you are looking for.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
Look in your manual for the Power Distribution Box reference in Roadside Emergencies. It should be located under the hood on the driver's side. My 2002 Explorer has two power points on the center console and the 20A fuses in the Power Distribution Box for them are number 7 and number 9. They cost $3.99 each at AutoZone. The cigar lighter fuse under the dash is unrelated.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
I would put a red volt meter lead on the middle and a the black lead on the outside. If it checks above 12 vols, the lighter itself is bad. If no voltage is present, you have to check all the positive wires back to the battery. If those are all working, you have a bad ground.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
First using multimeter check if there's voltage at the cigarette lighter slot as if there is then the problem is in charger, otherwise check for continuity of Cigarette lighter wiring
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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