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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: charger in cigarrete lighter
First of all, check the fuse. If the fuse is good, then it is probablt rusty or dirty in there. You'll have to clean it with some sand paper or something. Take a test light and put it on the round thing at the very back in center of the socket to see if you have power. If you don't, it may be a wire has fallen off in behind, or a bad ground. Be careful not to touch the sides of the socket with your test light at the same time you are touching the center at the back. You'll blow the fuse.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
See if you can actually pop the cigarrete lighter out of the console. There will be 2 connecting wires at the bottom. Chances are that upon hitting a bump hard or just through normal vibrations from being driven for almost 15 years, the connections may have came loose. Just slip them back on and it should be good to go. If not then the actual heating agent in the lighter may have gone bad as well.
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
To be on the safe side check them all...Because sometimes they tie in more than one circuit within one fuse...like say for instance on some vehicles, the clock on the dashboard is tied into the cig. lighter..but the fuse panel wont say that...And make sure you check both sides of the fuses..you may have power and no ground, or vice versa..and that depends on what kind of test light you have...
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
Sure it's the socket itself? You can check it with a test light, but be careful you don't blow a fuse. You need to use the testlight's probe to touch the very rear of the socket (don't touch the sides!), and use the grounding clip of tester to clip on or just touch the side metal of the socket. Turn key on, and the testlight should light up if socket is working. If not, repair the power line to socket, or the ground for socket is open. If socket is good, the lighter itself is bad.
Posted on Nov 27, 2011
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