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Old 10-04-2010, 06:07 AM
redranger98 redranger98 is offline
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Question cigarette lighter wont work

Responding to soco2490's post back in 09/10. 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 cigarette lighter is not pushed in, or the 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 a open slot in the fuse box to the lighter? Does anyone know which wire is hot and grnd? Can I tap into another power source such as radio?
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: cigarette lighter wont work

Or can I run a straight wire from battery w/ a fuse and grnd off the lighter? just to make it easier.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:13 PM
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check your fuse its almost always the fuse...if not then direct wire it
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:30 PM
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and make sure it's the RIGHT fuse lol. believe it or not the cig lighter fuse in my truck was out(never use it so i didn't know) went through dmv and they failed my truck. found out the fuse was too high of current. replaced with the correct one and works perfect and passed dmv
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:53 PM
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whoa the dmv failed your truck cuz of too much current through a fuse panel?
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:07 PM
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yup. oregon blows lol. fricken tree huggers lol. i figured not having a working cig lighter was actually helping the environment....haha.

what's really dumb is nothing before 1990 has to be inspected...and if you live outside city limits also(and i'm literally 50 feet away haha!)

such a scam
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