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Cigarette Lighter Fuse Keeps Blowing

Last week my cigarette lighter stopped working. I found that fuse 29 was blown and so replaced it with a spare. A few days later it has blown again. Is there anything I can check myself before getting it booked in at a garage?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10th January 2010, 15:00
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Do you have anything plugged in, like a satnav?

If so, trying checking that unit in another car.



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Yep sounds as if something in-line is definately blowing it. Or you may even have a short somewhere in the cabling. If you disconnect everything external you have plugged in, I would get it booked into the garage.
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I am plugging in my TomTom sat nav charger and it works fine in other cars, so I guess it's a book it in job. Ah well! Thanks.
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Small metal object stuck in the socket? A friend of mine had this problem with a punto, turns out there was half of a staple inside the socket that was causing a short circuit
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so you can stop smoking!
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same general topic, but where is the fuse for the lighter located (fuse box under bonet or internally?) if internal where is the fuse box?
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It's in your cars user manual if you have one. I am sure someone will post for you in here if you don't have that lol
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figured it might be but as i was on here i thought someone might have the answer in their head to save me looking... (note to self stop being so lazy)
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Above the Fuel and Bonnet openers - and a right **** to get at without being a contortionist.
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thanks for the tip... this should be interesting...
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