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ec13
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Sep 13, 2020, 1:49 PM

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Used one of those small air compressors to top off the air in a 2015 Honda Civic. Compressor plugs into the cigarette lighter adapter. Worked fine for the first 3 tires. As I was putting air in the 4th tire the compressor shut off. Now the cigarette lighter adapter does not have power. Looking at the fuse panel under the driver's side of the dash I saw Fuse #27 says "+B FR ACC". It's a 20A fuse and did not look blown but I replaced it anyway. That did not solve the problem. Looking at the diagram I noticed some other fuses were labeled "ACC". Some were 7.5A and some were 10A. Didn't think these were for the cigarette lighter but I replaced them anyway. Still no luck. What else can I do to troubleshoot this? I pulled the center console trim away so that I could visually inspect the back-side of the cigarette lighter. It was plugged in and there did not appear to be anything out of the ordinary. Is it possible the actual cigarette lighter port itself somehow blew out and needs to be replaced?

EC


Hammer Time
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Sep 13, 2020, 2:07 PM

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Fuse 27 20 A is the supply fuse

Fuse 19 7.5 A is the trigger power for the relay

Use a test light and make sure these fuses are receiving power.



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ec13
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Oct 25, 2020, 8:11 PM

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Using a meter I tested every fuse in the fuse panel. Fuse #2 (IG2 ACG 10A) and Fuse 19 (ACC 7.5A) failed (no beep). All other fuses (including Fuse 27) tested good.

I removed Fuse 2 and Fuse 19 to test continuity and they both tested good meaning the fuses are good. But when plugged into the panel neither one has continuity.


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 25, 2020, 9:01 PM

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Quote you from top post now a while ago still just this problem and matters >>" Is it possible the actual cigarette lighter port itself somehow blew out and needs to be replaced? <<"


YES! First it's either a real hot element "lighter" port or a "power port" same size the one that would take a "cigar lighter" and shorts really till glowing hot - the era ended IDK which vehicles do or don't have real ones or just the ports in same place - can't as they fit each other!


When over used (as a hot lighter is overuse!!) hope the weak link is a fuse. It very well could be the port itself you really should test it but carefully.


Inside down inside port is battery positive. The outside case/shell is battery negative just test using a test light CAREFULLY it's easy to hit a metal probe against wall and blow the things.


There are endless uses for power ports and toys/useful things that use that size, a compressor is one item too strong for most.


Get a portable jumper box that has "power ports" use that instead both handy and charge it with "house" power 110 AC those things are the way and have been. Quit using ports from the vehicle unless well understood it's live to the car's battery power NOT stable power if your item require it.


Back - check it a still $6 buck test light, test that it works on car's battery then try it just an LED lighted handle thing, scratch awl type probe those light the handle if correct for finding "bat+ and bat-" when used shows polarity also an issue out of date.


It's probably NOT a real "cigar-cigarette" lighter in the same place but could be either dump the real cig lighter type for power ports type same size, same fit if you wanted to light with heat use a disposable lighter since they made the damn things - really!


Tom


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Oct 26, 2020, 4:29 AM

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That's not how you test fuses.

Use a test light on both ends of the fuse so you know first whether power is arriving at the fuse and second, whether power is passing through the fuse.

Only then can we know what is going on with it.



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