Hello! I finally decided to replace the lighter fuse in my 99 saturn sl... Unfortunately, after I tried to start the car my radio went blank (the light is on but the time doesn't show up). Also, my car doesn't start, the power mirror on the right doesn't work, the lighter obviously doesn't work neither. Also, the chime and locks, and windows do not work...
The wiper blades, turn signals, brakes, hazards, battery, etc work though. Do I simply just need to replace all of my fuses? Thank you!
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Re: My lighter killed almost all my fuses!
You May have a problem with your Inside Fuse block.They have a problem where a terminal gets hot & burns & it causes a loss of power to alot of different things including the starter circuit,windows/locks.On the back side of the fuse block there are 2 large 68way termnal blocks that are held in place by a 7mm Screw in the center.You can remove the side trim panel on the drivers side to gain access to the wiring.While you try to start the engine wiggle the wires going into the front 68way connector,if it trys to start or everthing starts working the problem is in the fuse box.If you back out that connector & look at the male terminals you should see one that looks odd like it's been hot.If so you need to find a used fuse box with same Part #.Good Luck
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It is located on the fuse panel on the Passenger side.
Look for the removable panel that is located below the radio/center bezel on the right side (passenger side). It's not part of the center shifter console, but just forward of it. Remove the panel marked "Fuses"! You will find the Wiper Fuse in this panel along with the fuses for the Radio, Accessory Power Plug/Lighter, Power Door Lock & Window Relays, Fuel Pump Relay, Cruise Control fuse, exc......
Hope this info helps!
Hi, You have three fuse panels/boxes on your Saturn. One uner the hood (drivers side) One each in the front kick panels the identification is located on the inside of the cover. The lighter fuse is located in the underhood fuse block. It is a yellow 20 amp fuse lay the cover next to the fuse's then you can identify where its located in the panel Hope this helps
i could very well be a fuse. that would be the first check. it would be in the fuse junction block inside the car. usually the lighter and the radio are on the same fuse but may be on the accessory fuse. but if you look on the diagram may possibly be marked cig lighter. if its not a fuse and you are getting juice to the outlet it may just be a faulty lighter
There is an interior fuse panel just to the left of the passenger's left knee. The cover It is held on by velcro. After you take off the cover, you will see a diagram on the inside of the cover telling you which fuse is for what. This is covered in your manual, which is in the glovebox. If you do not have a manual you can get one off ebay for a few bucks.
The fuse is always the first thing to check. If it is good, then take out the lighter assembly and test the wires that go to it for power. If they have power, replace the lighter assembly. If no power, you need to trace back to find where it has shorted out at.