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cigarette lighter plug not working

i use the 12v cigarette lighter plug to light my cigarettes, it has been working fine, i have just gone to light my cigarette (pushing but button in) and it made a sparking noise My cigarette lighter plug is now not heating up. I have plugged in a device that operates from the cigarette lighter and not working

what is the problem?

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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

Smoking in your car lol.

Could be a wiring issue, take off the centre console and have a look at the wiring, see if there are any loose connections
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Smoking in your car lol.

Could be a wiring issue, take off the centre console and have a look at the wiring, see if there are any loose connections
lol

how do you take the centre console out?
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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

ok thanks mate

how would i check if i have blown the fuse?
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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

This is what happened on mine, I don't use it to smoke but i used it neons now and then lol. My fuse had gone.

The fuse for the cigar lighter is in the fusebox in the car (next to the steering wheel) its fuse number F44 in the haynes manual and is on the 2nd column from the left, the bottom one. check if its blown and if it has Its a 20A
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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

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This is what happened on mine, I don't use it to smoke but i used it neons now and then lol. My fuse had gone.

The fuse for the cigar lighter is in the fusebox in the car (next to the steering wheel) its fuse number F44 in the haynes manual and is on the 2nd column from the left, the bottom one. check if its blown and if it has Its a 20A
how do i know if it has blown? and where can i pick a new fuse up form?
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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

Look at the fuse, if the metal strip has broken and has seperated, it has blown

Halfords is where i got mine from but I'm sure any motor shop will have them
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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

this is what i am up to



are these my fuses?

can you see from the picture which 1 is my cigar 1?
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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

Yes they are your fuses but that looks nothing like what mine does? And its not the same as my guide?
Is yours a mk1?

If so then Some friendly person with a mk1 Haynes manual will have to tell which one it is lol
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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

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Yes they are your fuses but that looks nothing like what mine does? And its not the same as my guide?
Is yours a mk1?

If so then Some friendly person with a mk1 Haynes manual will have to tell which one it is lol
MK2 my friend, with you saying that it is 20A i pulled out all the 20's and i have found the blown 1

off to halfords now to buy a new 1

many thanks for your help mate

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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

Ah well mine looks completely different? Oh well glad I helped anyway
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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

I had this problem recently.. the actually ciggarette lighter had worn down and caused a short melting the fuse.. replace the ciggy lighter and fuse.. jobs a goodun
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Exclamation Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

Hi everyone

I have the same problem with My Fiat 500 sport 08. I plugged in my Sat Nav but somehow the charger had snapped causing the fuse from the charger to fall into my lighter. There was a spark and ever since it will not heat the lighter or charge anything. I have had a look at all my fuses and these all seem fine. Can anyone else advise me on what it could be?!?

I would really appreciate anyones help as I would rather keep the repairs to my car as cheap as possible!

I am driving to Nottingham on Friday and I really need to try get this sorted so I can use the Sat Nat

Any advise would be most grateful
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Re: cigarette lighter plug not working

just so you know the fuses down the left hand side are spares
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