I don't smoke, but I need to use the cigarette ligther for power
I don't smoke, but I need to use the cigarette lighter as a power source for other use in my 96 ford explorer. It used to work, but it stopped working. I bought my SUV from an owner and don't have the owner's mannual. What might be the cause?
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did you use a test light this would be the primary source for an accessory not to work unless the wires to the connector on the back side of the lighter itself has come undone or it may very well be the ground to it you need to visually inspect it a mirror may be of assistance to have a look if you cannot bend under neath the dash maby you can remove the ashtray to better view it
To test if the cig lighter works buy a 12volt test light at radio shack and test the center of the cig lighter to see if you get power there.if you don't then there is a blown fuse somewhere check the fuses in the engine compartment?
HELLO. FIRST DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR KEY. SHOULD BE ON FOR IT TO WORK.? TRY TURNING THE KEY ON AND SEE WHAT HAPPEN'S.!! IF THAT DON'T WORK TRY LOOKING IN THE FUSE BOX AND IT SHOULD BE THERE AS CIGS/LIGHTER OR CIG/SRAIDO OR LIGTHER/RAIDO OR CIGS/ ACC . IF YOU STILL CAN'T FIND IT THERE HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DON'T. U NEED TO GET A 12 VOLT DC TESTER. AND TEST THE LIGTHER TO SEE IF IT HAS POWER. THERE CHEP. AT RAIDO SHACK. GIVE IT A TRY . REMBER TO TRY IT WITH THE KEY ON THEN WITH THE KEY OFF. WELL "GOOD LUCK" LET ME KNOW IF THIS HELP'S