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I have a 1991 toyota corolla with 85,000 original miles. Ac does not work. Car sometimes will not start. It will not turn over or make any sound. The car cannot jump start. It will start after I wait 30 min. The fuses under the hood get extremely hot. This did not start happening until the cigarette lighter blew out. Once before I turned the car off with the radio on, which the radio was off and this has also made a power drain and would not start. Horn will work and lights will work. I have taken it by Advance and they say it has a power drain. Could it be the fuses? I do not believe its the starter because it has been replaced before. I think its a power drain from the cigarette lighter and any excess power drain like the radio left on when the ignition is off could have over loaded something. What could be the problem? Thanks

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All i can think of is your AC compresser if that goes out could cause it to not start what you do is unhook the belt and on the bottem left see if you can spin that wheel with ease if it dont spin or it spins and stops your compresser is bad which ranges from $200-350 if you do it yourself or take it to a mechanic

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yes, its under the dash on the drivers side near the hood release.

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SOURCE: 2004 corolla cigarette lighter, radio, and clock

You may have a short in the dash, i would have it checked by a mechanic, if it is a short it could cause a fire, so you should have it checked ASAP........

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hi to remove the lighter ease of the crome retaining ring around the lighters edge you may have to use a flat ended screwdriver one off you lighterand connection will come out

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its the fuse locate between the door and the dash

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SOURCE: I blew the cigarette lighter fuse in my 2003

It would most likely say accessory fuse or courtesy.
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