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Cigarette lighter stopped working

My cigarette lighter won't power up anything, cell phone, gps. Could the fuse be the problem and if so where is it located. Please help

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  • dennischime7 Aug 08, 2008

    I located and changed the fuse but it didn't solve my problem. when i push in the cigarette lighter or plug up my cell phone charger, nothing happens. Do you have any other suggestions. Please help

  • aljohn60 Dec 14, 2008

    My 1999 Lexus ES 300 power outlet in the center armrest does not power up

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    same problem with my 99 es300. not the fuse or the lighter itself. need to find a new unit to put in I think. Let me know if any one has another solution

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    Have the same problem with 2003 maxima! Does anybody knows any solution?Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I have a 1995 Mazda mx3 the cigarette lighter was working fine now I just quit and I can't find a fuse for please help

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I have a 1995 Mazda mx3 the cigarette lighter was working fine now I just quit and I can't find a fuse for please help

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I had the same problem on my '97. I ended up taking out the lighter when I was replacing the LCD on the radio, only to find that somehow it had become disconnected. Not sure how it happened but it might be worth checking out to see if it wiggled loose. To get to the lighter: 1) Prior up the cover by the shifter (the one that also goes back to the seat heater). It is connected with snaps so pry slowly. 2) Once the panel is removed you will see screws that are holding in the ash tray/cig lighter. Unscrew those and the whole lighter/ash tray can be pulled out. It is also held in by snaps on the top.

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Being a Lexxus the cig lighter might be a very slight different size than the plugs you are trying to use. Does the lighter work to light cigarettes (or does it glow hot after being pushed in)? If it works then it's not the fuse. If it doesn't work, try the inner fuse box-the fuse box is located to the bottom left of the steering wheel behind the little change drawer.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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    Donna Rogers Aug 10, 2008

    Ok it's definitely either in the wiring or the unit itself. Try some of your friends' lighters in the unit to see if you can get any of them to work. If not, it needs replacing. If a friend's lighter works and your plug works in their unit that makes it for sure the unit needs replacing. The only other possibility would be if there's a second fuse box under the hood. I had an Accord and they had two fuse boxes.

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    Donna Rogers Aug 22, 2008

    If the cigarette lighter still doesn't work it needs replacing.

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My unit got pulled out and the wire is loose.does anyone know how i can open it up to plug the wire back in? if you know where i can get the instructions or if you can give me some instructiosn that would be great. you can contact me at realstyle2006@hotmail.com thanks. it is a lexus es300 1994-5 model

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