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Dec 22, 5:22pm - #72252 
Cig Lighter Question...

Hey, I noticed this weekend that my cigarette lighter is not working. It lights up, but whenever I try to use it as a power source or as a lighter, nada. I just noticed it this weekend, but I don't think I have ever used it before, so I'm wondering if I might have blown a fuse when I put in my new gauges, or if it just never worked in the first place.

Anyone know how I can diagnose the problem and/or fix it? I just want to find out if I need to replace a wire, fuse, or whatever, and just wanted to know which wire runs to it. Thanks.


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Dec 22, 5:25pm - #72253 
if the ring around it lights up then you havent blown a fuse...i dont know what it could be.

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Dec 22, 5:38pm - #72254 
That's what I was thinking, so I thought that maybe a wire fried or something, but the problem is, I don't know which wire it is, and I don't feel like ripping up the dash to find it.


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Dec 22, 9:47pm - #72255 
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Dec 22, 10:11pm - #72256 
what are you plugging into it?
a cell phone charger?
sometimes the chargers have a fuse inside the thing that plugs to the cig lighter..
make sure that's not the problem... open it up and look at the fuse (that's if you can).
try using something else and test it to see if it works.


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Dec 22, 10:16pm - #72257 
did you make sure your car was on? the cigarette lighter only works when your car is turned on.

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Dec 22, 10:17pm - #72258 
i know theres an article in here somewhere describing how a guy switched his cigarette lighter wiring to another source because he wanted his cellphone to charge even when his car wasnt running...can't find it though.

if you can find this post, it'll give you the wiring and it had pics, as well. try doing a few searches. thumbsup

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Dec 22, 10:56pm - #72259 
found it...i think. hope this helps. from the install guide on this site : cig lighter

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Dec 22, 11:38pm - #72260 
I tried a spot light, radar detector, and I also tried to use the lighter as it's intended to be used but to no avail. And yes, the car was on. And that wiring mod is just so you are able to use the power source when the car is off, that won't necessarily help me fix the lighter and get it working again. Thanks anyways though.


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Dec 22, 11:40pm - #72261 
mayb your cig lighter is shot!


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Dec 23, 1:56am - #72262 
Originally Posted by slidr
I tried a spot light, radar detector, and I also tried to use the lighter as it's intended to be used but to no avail. And yes, the car was on. And that wiring mod is just so you are able to use the power source when the car is off, that won't necessarily help me fix the lighter and get it working again. Thanks anyways though.


well the point was to let you know what wires are which and what fuses are which. obviously you werent trying to change the source...but you had asked what was what and that should at least explain that.

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Dec 23, 2:11am - #72263 
Originally Posted by element_celica
mayb your cig lighter is shot!
Always helpful. grin

Anyone know what fuse # the cig lighter is connected to? Also, does that fuse power anything else? Why I asked that last question is because if it does power anything else, I could check to see if that works, and if it doesn't, it's the fuse, if it does, it's my wiring. I looked at the lighter fix in the install section, and it doesn't say which fuse it feeds off from, just what fuse to hook it up to. I'm guessing that a lot of things from the console feed from the same fuse, and that it's not the fuse cause everything else is working fine, but I'll try anything. Thanks. thumbsup


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Dec 23, 5:23am - #72264 
the cig lighter has its own 15 amp fuse and does not power anything else.

...so you can probably use a voltmeter to test if it is working or not.

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Dec 26, 11:57pm - #72265 
Try cleaning the connectors w/ an eraser?


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