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2005 Ford Mustang Question: Cig lighter above stereo

 

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smtxom, Buda, TX, February 23, 2010, 21:15
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I have an 05 V6 Stang that has 1 out of 2 working cig lighters. The one above the stereo has stopped working. I found a fuse diagram online and checked the fuse under the hood with a tester and it shows the fuse is good. I was wondering if someone could give me some tips from experience on how hard it is to remove the cig lighter and replace it with a new one? Or even if you have any other ideas I could try before replacing it. Thanks.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 23, 2010, 22:05
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    I looked at a wiring diagram, the two cigarette lighters are on two separate 20 Amp fuses one may be called a "power point" fuse. For removal of the lighter itself , Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info .There is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual. http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals or try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription.

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    smtxom, February 23, 2010, 22:52
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    Thx Pat for your quick response. I made sure to check both fuses and both were good. In doing my own research Ive learned that the lighter itself is inexpensive and should come with instructions. Im going to try it on my own over the weekend and see how it goes. Thanks again for your help and info.

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    smtxom, February 23, 2010, 22:55
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    Do you think I should go ahead and replace both 20 amp mini fuses even though they have tested good? Just incase.

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    patrick mannion, February 24, 2010, 15:18
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    check the fuse itself using an ohm meter to look for continuity, check the circuit by looking for 12 volts at both sides of the fuse,

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