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You should have 2 wires with clips = one red that you clip on the Positive [ + ] post of the battery, this may be marked red on the cable. The other black clips to the Negitive [ - ] post of the battery.
Don't plug in the charger untill you clip the wires to the battery, make sure the charger is set to 12 volts. If your cherger has a cigar lighter wire just plug it in to the dash port.
check all of your fuses ,a blown fuse might be the problem, the cigarette lighter usually is on the accessories fuse as is your interior courtesy light the fuse box is probably under the bonnet but there may be one under the dash as well....hope this helps ....cheers
I have changed many cigarette lighters. I am not familiar with the term "case". Male and female counter parts I have heard of.. This is one of only a handful of parts that are directly fed off the battery.
It is a pretty simples fix. Disconnect the negative(red) wire from the battery. Disconnect the two wires on the back of the lighter assembly. Replace with new combination shaft and barrel and you should be good to go.
You mean there seems to be no power to the vehicle's lighter unit outlet.
This lighter unit outlet is normally wired through its own fuse so check the fuse panel in the car for a blown fuse. If blown it must be replaced with a fuse of the correct amperage. The owner's manual will show you where the fuse is located.
Before you check the fuse just check the cigarette lighter outlet with another plug-in device if you have one such as a portable 12 volt tire compressor or a 12 volt plug-in auxiliary light. It could be that if you are using a charger from the outlet, the charger plug or wiring may be faulty rather than the car's power outlet itself. (These outlets don't usually give trouble unless the wiring has been messed with or the outlet itself has been damaged or abused).
If no device works from the lighter power outlet check the fuse as it may be blown.
Most likely you have something metallic that entered/fell inside one of the cigarette lighters.
I once found a dime inside a cigarette lighter which my children assured me was placed there by a shadowy personage named "Notme". Go figure.
While the fuse is REMOVED, look inside each lighter with a flashlight and remove the foreign material.
If you find nothing inside the lighters, disconnect them all from the electrical system by removing the single wire attached to the rear of the lighters. Replace the fuse.
Alternately, you can disconnect them one at a time, replacing the fuse after each one. You may need a few fuses for this.
If the fuse blows after ALL the lighters are disconnected, you have a wiring short circuit which is best diagnosed by a professional.
If the fuse does not blow, begin reconnecting the lighters until you see a spark, or the fuse blows again. This is the faulty lighter, replace it and your problem is solved.
Note: You cannot get shocked or electrocuted by your car's 12 Volt system but you can be burned by heavy sparking. You can reduce the risk of heavy sparking by using a lower-rated fuse during the testing. Wear saftey goggles and latex gloves for safety.
Check ALL the fuses. pull them out an dlook. Also repace the one that is power for the dash/rradio/etc... even if it looks good.
If that doe snot fix it then pull the lighter out and test the wire going to it for power. If it has power then you might have a bad plug/ground. Replace outlet if so.