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Trying to replace the cigarette lighter in a 96 ford explorer but it keeps blowing the fuse?

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Hi..my name is Keith..and most of the time it the lighter itself that is bad..not the socket that the lighter fits into..so..i would just buy a new lighter that fits a 96 Explorer..i hope this helps..if not..write me back

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Did you check to see if the fuse is of the right amperage?

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