- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
put your low lights on,see if sigaret lighter lids up. box under steeringwheel.take out one by one and see whit fuse, light goes off.is also possible in the cover off the box is indicated whits one it is
The Highlander does have two fuse boxes one in the engine compartment and the other In the Cab. The Second fuse box is where you will find the Fuse to the lighter. There is a small Door on the left side that Pulls open on the driver sided about knee level. If you Use a flash Light you can see the fuse box behind this pocket door. Open the Door and Pull the pocket door up it should come off easily and you will haves access to the fuses behind it. replace the 15 amp fuse #23 or the 15 amp fuse on the left sided 2nd down Be sure the check the other 15amp fuse which is 2 below that. That is for the Other cigarette type plug on the passenger side.
Should be under the steering wheel like any other car. There is a box. Just open up the box (You may need to pry off the cover with a flat head screw driver). I own a 91 Explorer and there is a diagram right on the back of the cover along with a fuse pulling tool. The owners manual will also have a diagram. Look for the terms "Accessory", "Lighter", "Socket" etc. Any Ford I've ever seen supplies power to the cigarette lighter even when the car isn't running so it will be easy to test.
First thing to do is get an multi-meter and set it to DC Volts and see if you have continuity.
You should have a fuse box inside the cabin of the vehicle somewhere. Look for this and check those fuses as well.
The fact that you have more than one cigarette lighter says you have a cigarette lighter and also have an Auxiliary output. The auxiliary will have more Amps output than the regular cigarette lighter will.
If the fuses all check out the trace the wires back with said multi-meter to see where the problem with the wiring is. I have seen the bottoms go out on them and a simple replacement fixes the problem. That's why the continuity check, trace where the power feed is failing and repair it. That's really what this will come down to. Bad socket, bad wiring, blown fuse or you have an issue with the adapter you are trying to use. Keep in mind that the actual cigarette lighter and auxiliary power output will have separate fuses because they are meant to do separate things.
If you have any questions then leave them here for me.
use a test light and probe the center pin in the lighter hole,if you have power there it is the lighter its self,you can get replacement lighter at autozone,if no power in the center contact,look in your owners manual under fuses and it will tell you where the fuse boxes are and what each fuse feeds,i think you should have two boxes one on the left side of the dash and one on the right side.
If the cigarette lighter does not stick when you push the lighter in then this is the step to take. The prongs inside the lighter adapter have been pushed too far out. ( This happens if you plug other electronics like satellite radio or radar detectors) First, you MUST take out the fuse from the fuse box located under in the glove box. Second, look inside the lighter adapter (not the lighter) you will see two prongs that are supposed to be flared a bit inward. Simply get a small flat head screwdriver and pick the prongs outward but not too much. Do test trials with the lighter to ensure the lighter sticks. Plug the fuse back in and your lighter will be good as new. -Pete
The fuse for the cigarette lighter is located in the fuse box on the driver side of the car under the dash. It is a blue 15 amp fuse. When you open this fuse box, you will see some larger relays with 4 rows of fuses below it. The fuse you are looking for is the first fuse in the 2nd row. in the 2002 X-type, that fuse is a little taller than the other ones.