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Old 09-17-2010, 09:16 PM
soco2490 soco2490 is offline
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Default cigarette lighter wont work

my cigarette lighter wont work everytime i change the fuse it blows right away ....how can i fix it
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:56 PM
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Default Re: cigarette lighter wont work

check the wires that go to the socket, one or both might have became chafed and the exposed wiring could be touching bare metal and shorting out.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:55 PM
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Question Re: cigarette lighter wont work

I am having the same problem. I just picked the truck from the dealer 2 saturdays ago(and no they wont fix it). I put a new lighter in, after I pushed the org. one right through. So I plugged the wires in and it keeps popping the fuse. It pops the fuse even if the lighter not pushed in, key is not turned. I pulled the fuse housing out and i cant see if there is a wire bare bc there is a big cluster f#%k of wires, tape, etc... Any ideas on how I can get power to the lighter? Or should I try and run new wire from the fuse to the lighter?
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: cigarette lighter wont work

if wire is intact, and good to go, bump up the fuse power level a lil bit but be careful, too much = fire, my suggestion, and this is the way to go, rip all that crap out, fuse, lighter, lines etc then replace from get go
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:55 PM
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maybe the ranger has a mind of its own and is trying to tell you to stop killing yourself?
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