Please help me with power in cig lighter
Hi, grab a voltmeter and test volts at car lighter connector, near to car lighter socket, if there is volts in there (uncommon) , then check for short or broken contact on car lighter socket, or replace the first socket connected in line.
If there is no voltage getting to cig lighter, check the two connections at the back of the fuse box, on the cigarette lighter fuse.
If there is volts only on one side, then fuse is gone again, in that case there is a short on wiring, maybe on one of lighters, locate it and fix it.
If there is power on both sides of the fuse, then fix or replace wiring between fuse box and cigarette lighter, one wire is broken.
If there is no power on both sides of lighter fuse, then fix the wiring between fuse box cig. lighter contact and battery, if this is too complicate you can even build a new wiring and solder in place of the old one.
If the lighters have more than one fuse, do the same job for both lighter. Cig. lighters do not use a relay, and there is no additional fuse, the above procedure is enough to fix any possible problem on such a simple device.
If you have no practice with this kind of repair on car electrical system, then better to go to a car electrician or mechanic rather then messing up the car electric system.
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Apr 22, 2009 |
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport