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Cigarette lighter not working

Never had cause to try it since buying the car. Bought an iphone charger and discovered my cigarette lighter does not work. As I am heavily reliant on satnav when out of my local area this is a nightmare.

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Re: Cigarette lighter not working

Buy a map book ;-)


Chances are its your fuse (some adaptors can blow the fuse if the side contacts are too close to the end) long term fix is to replace it with a "power socket (as fitted in newer GP's and Evos unless you have the smokers pack..


Anyway first your going to need a pack of fuses (miniature yellow 20amp Blade type)

VERY expensive in halfords

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165626


far cheaper from a motorfactors or Ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18-X-MINI-...0#ht_768wt_361



Its fuse F31 if you have the old fuse box (newer cars from about 2010 onwards have a moddified box now)

if its the old box the lid can be a pain to get back on BUT it must be fitted correctly check the seal is in correctly too as if you dont get the cover back on it can cause major problems if water gets in...

the fuse is in this pic with the arrow pointing which one

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thanks for that will check it out tomorrow
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Re: Cigarette lighter not working

It appears I am missing quite a few fuses!
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Re: Cigarette lighter not working

oh no someone has pinched them

You will find a few gaps if yours is a lower spec car such as an active Fuses and or relays will have been left out for things such as Air conditioning controls, Front fog lights, Rain sensitive windscreen wipers, rear fag socket, and a host of other things the top end cars get... (its the same fuse box used across the range)
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Re: Cigarette lighter not working

Well it wasn't the fuse changed it and still no cigarette lighter. Am desperately going to need my satnav for a trip shortly. Any more ideas? thanks
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Re: Cigarette lighter not working

Charge it up full, do you have media center in car could try using the usb ports to charge it, just means finding the right lead
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Well it turned out to be a fuse but not the same one mentioned on this thread. Strange!
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Re: Cigarette lighter not working

which fuse was it?
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Re: Cigarette lighter not working

my other half said it was number 31 he ended up going through the entire fuse box to find it
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Not too sure but I think what Andy told you was fuse 31 ..
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no just scrolled up he said F54
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My mistake britney sorry

in my defence the picture shows the correct fuse however
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ha i'm blind as a bat Andy but all's well that ends well I can use my satnav now so I won't be lost in Scotland this weekend.
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Re: Cigarette lighter not working

just dont drop a 5p piece in the socket
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