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1990 Toyota Camry Question: Cigarette Lighter not working

 

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Craig2321, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Brighton, MI, April 21, 2009, 08:22
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How do I get it to work?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, April 21, 2009, 09:16
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    Check the fuse for the lighter circuit, it is very common for the fuse to blow, especially if you are using phone chargers or similar devices.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 21, 2009, 22:28
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    The fuse for the cigarette lighter (also protects the time clock) it is a 15 Amp fuse in driver's foot well area. Hard to see you need a flash light its under the dash on the left.

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    Craig2321, April 22, 2009, 06:47
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    What if the time clock works but the lighter doesn't?

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    patrick mannion, April 22, 2009, 07:23
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    Check the fuse anyway just to be sure but if the fuse is OK the next step is to remove the cigarette lighter and see if it has power and ground to the heater element.
    Could the cigarette lighter outlet have been damaged due to use of a MP3 player, phone charger, or radar detector chord?

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    jimmyjr April 03, 2010, 08:38
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    i don't know

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    Visitor, July 18, 2010, 08:25

    my power outlet ao not work i have change the fuse

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    Visitor, January 26, 2011, 14:21

    how can I get it to work?

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    Visitor, February 15, 2011, 16:02

    My lighter was not working in my car so I check the fuse and it was good. My next step was checking the socket it had no power so I pulled the socket out and checked the wires and the two wires running to it had power. I found that there was a tiny black wire on the back of the socket that I figure was a fuse wire that melts when a device is left in the socket for a long period of time as a safety. I remove the wire from the two post and wrapped a small piece of wire between the two post that solved the problem.

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    Visitor, April 17, 2011, 11:20

    I have a 2009 corolla. How do you remove the lighter?

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