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CHECK FOR A BLOWN FUSE I THINK IS A 15Amps FUSE AND EITHER YOU WILL FIND IT IN THE FUSE BOX BY THE DRIVER'S SIDE UNDER DASHBOARD OR IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

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Lighter receptacle not power


CHECK FOR A BLOWN FUSE I THINK IS A 15Amps FUSE AND EITHER YOU WILL FIND IT IN THE FUSE BOX BY THE DRIVER'S SIDE UNDER DASHBOARD OR IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

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Not a Peugeot expert, but its possible the charger is not going in far enough to touch the center of the lighter receptacle. Does the lighter work with the lighter element ?
Sometimes debris collects in the bottom of the receptacle and blocks the contacts.

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Could you help, the fuse has blown in my cigarette lighter, i have put 2 new ones in they worked at first but it has blown them as well. Do you know what the cause of it is. Thanks regards julie.


There is either a short in the wiring, lighter socket, or you are drawing too much current. Replacing the socket is probably your best bet as a start.

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Without the fuse in it, use a polarity checker to check contact made from each end (end where fuse is and center of female lighter receptacle...THEN IF there is no current flowing, the entire unit is defective..replace from a wrecking yard...easy to do...

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My car cigarette lighter is not working. I have a 98 plymouth breeze and I've tried checking the fuses and its still not working. My radio and everything else works just fine do i need to replace the...


If all the fuses have been checked and are working as you say, try doing a voltage check on the cigarette lighter receptacle itself. If you set your DVOM (Digital Volt/Ohm) meter to DC volts, you should be able to measure 12 volts (+- 2) at the receptacle by placing the red lead to the positive end of the receptacle, which is the little button on the very back of the barrel, and the negative end, which is the outer chrome housing. (Of course, some vehicles require the ignition key to be placed to Acc or Run, but I'm sure you already know how your car is configured.)

If there is no voltage there, the fault may be in the wiring itself, behind the cigarette lighter. Get behind it to make sure that the positive lead hasn't been pulled out or is corroded for some reason.

If all is well with the receptacle and you want to be able to actually USE the cigarette lighter in it, you may want to consider purchasing a replacement lighter. You can find a lot of those in the "Help" line of parts at your local auto parts store.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions. :)

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My cigarette lighter 1996 mercury grand marquis


Your thought that the end of something fell into the lighter fried something is likely true. I can't imagine that the wire could be fried and the fuse is still good. check to see if the fuse you checked was the right one. If it was and it is good, a wire on the back of the receptacle may have come lose. The end that fell into the receptacle, did it get hot or damaged? That could be a clue as to if the receptacle was shorted when the end fell into it or if not, then look for a lose connection.

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My cirgerette lighter in my 1988 cutlass ciera oldmobile doesnt work i was looking to fix it myself but i dont know what is wrong with it...what are some things i can do to try and fix it??


The lighter has a resistance coil similar to electric room heaters. There is a coil of wire which gets red hot when current is made to flow through it. First ensure that current is available in the lighter receptacle by a line tester or a simple bulb tester. If the bulb lights up, means either the push button for the assembly are not getting the leads contact point which could be deposition of salts and cleaning it should suffice. The other thing that that is critical is the coil itself. If the coil is not continuous, i.e. has a break, then replace the coil ..........................sodeep

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