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My lighter killed almost all my fuses!

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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  • ace_bc2004 May 11, 2009

    clarification: the windows DO work

  • ace_bc2004 May 12, 2009

    thank you very much! This seems like a reliable solution, because come to think of it i did smell something burning when i tested the lighter. So after I buy the new fuse box, should i just forget about trying to use the lighter as an aux. power source for my gps?? thanks!

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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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