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1994 TOYOTA COROLLA CIGARETTE LIGHTER


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Chadontheboat
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Jul 30, 2006, 6:48 PM

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Hey anybody here know what i can do for a blown cigarette lighter. I plugged in an inverter to my cig lighter and then a light that drew to much power. it blew the fuse in my inverter burned out my dome light and killed mi cig lighter. i replaced the fuses the bulb in my dome light and everythign works again except for my cig lighter. i have tested teh fuse and it is ok, it is on teh radio/cig lighter fuse and the radio works fine. another forum said something about a power fuse, but i cant seem to find that anywhere... please help would love to be able to charge my phone again..


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chad


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 30, 2006, 10:06 PM

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Best I can say is check the connections to the lighter. They may have been overburdended by an inverter. Just a twist may do, T
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Sep 12, 2008, 4:02 PM

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Some of the same happened to me when I tried to use an inverter. But only the cigarette lighter stopped working. I have checked all fuses and even checked the plug into the back of the lighter assembly after pulling off the trim. The cigarette lighter is still not working. Oddly, the fuse that is marked CIG apparently operates the radio (since it turns off when I remove it; but the radio works just fine). No other fuses are burned out. So going on the assumption that the fuse marked CIG is, in fact, the fuse for the cigarette lighter, I am still at a loss.


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 12, 2008, 6:16 PM

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That's an old thread already but still of interest. The classic "cigar/cigarette" lighter is lousy as a power port IMO. Several have sides with openings for a light impeding ground for devices used in them and if they were ever really used for lighting cigarettes they usually are dirty in there too if they continue to work at all for that.

Check the center rivot with a test light being careful not to touch the sides of the hole with the probe as that's ground and will blow the fuse,

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matthewjohn
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Jan 8, 2009, 4:17 PM

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I have same problem. I used an inverter in the port and now it does not work. the cig/radio fuse is fine. I pulled the assembly out and found a cannon plug with 4 wires. one of them (green) was hot. Other 3 showed no power. I have been looking for a replacement lighter but can not find one at any auto store. They are supposed to fit but do not match up. any suggestions?


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 8, 2009, 5:34 PM

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All but the smallest inverters will stress out a regular power port. Item above is pretty good - available at most auto parts stores. Those go directly onto battery creating a temporary port. There's tons of stuff for this if you need an extra inside cab - look in the stores - even in camping sections etc. Always power some aftermarket additional port thru fused sources or add one inline no more than the rating for where you tapped. Many fuse boxes leave a spare access - some may even label it "batt" and some "ign/assessorie" or something that would shut off when vehicle isn't running or key to assessorie/run.

If your existing port has failed now you may with to make it just a port or might have to hunt for an exact replacement. Cig lighter types frequent used to put dash lighting inside which dimmed with those lights as well and could have used four wires to accomplish that. The light would not be empowering the port though so if it failed by rights a fuse should have blown,

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matthewjohn
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Jan 9, 2009, 3:17 PM

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I figured out a way to fix my problem. maybe it will work for others. take your port out of the car so you can see the back of it. There you will see a little black jumper wire/fuse that connects the lead to the contact inside the port. Sandwiched between the two plates that are connected by the wire is an insulator. What I did: My wire/fuse was broke/blown. After reviewing an aftermarket port from Advanced Auto (which had no wire, but was a direct connection) I removed the insulator which directly connected the two plates and eliminated the wire. I hooked it up and works fine.




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