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12 Volt Cigarette Lighter / Accessory dead

12 Volt Cigarette Lighter / Accessory no longer works. I checked the fuse and it is still good. Any suggestions? Or just replace unit?

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  • coenraad440 Feb 21, 2009

    I looked through the owner's manual and found the instructions as to where the fuse box is for the 12V accessory can be found. I then started my physical search, but alkas, nowhere to be found. I removed the cover below the steering wheel, hoping to find the fuse box there to check wheteher the fuse has blown, but still no luck in even locating the fuse box. Any suggestions as to why I am overlooking the fusebox?

  • avi_shpigel Mar 25, 2009

    i have the same problem as well iv replaced the fuse but it was no good and i have chaced wite a pen light bold and there is no + in it

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    had fuses checked and they are all good. Truck is a litre 2010. only has 39000 km on it

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I have a 2008 Pontiac Torrent and both my cigarette lighters do not work. What fuse do I need to change? Thank you

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Checked fuse for lighter it is good so how to replace lighter on a 98 Mystique

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I want to use my Tom Tom in my cigarette lighter but the contact is bad so I want to change it

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014


  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    fuse box lighter



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Most likely just replace it. You could pull the fuse and then use a small screwdriver to try and pull the tabs inside the receiver in toward the center a little. It could be that repeated insertion and extraction of the lighter or accessory plug has bent them outward enough that they're not making sufficient contact to power what you plug in. If that doesn't work, replace it and then put the fuse back in.

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