My outlet in my Buick stopped working and a mechanic said its not the fuse, any ideas on what it can be?

Tiny
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I checked the fuse and it's fine and all my other electrical controls in my car work except that.

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Monday, April 2nd, 2012 AT 8:09 PM

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Tiny
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The outtlet itself or the wires. See if you have a power and ground feed to the outtlet if you do bad outtlet. If you dont see which you are missing power ir ground.

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Monday, April 2nd, 2012 AT 8:16 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your reply, I was wondering what I should use to check the power and ground feed to the outlet? I'm not real good with electrical on cars. Would I have to check that somehow under my hood?

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 10:57 PM
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Did you make sure the fuse had power to both sides of it?You would use a multimeter thats the easiest way to check power and ground. You can use a test light but that would be more difficult to do it that way. Unless you got one that plugs in another good working cig socket. You check for power and ground at the back of the socket.

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 11:56 PM
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Also if the test light has two aligator clips to hook to the battery and the leads are long enough you could use that.

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 11:59 PM
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Two screws and the ash tray assembly comes off toward you. Behind it is a plug for the outlet and the little light. Make sure it is fully connected. Check your power there.

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Monday, April 9th, 2012 AT 8:50 PM
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Thanks a lot guys, I'm gonna look at it tomorrow and see if I can fix with the information you provided me.

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Monday, April 9th, 2012 AT 10:18 PM
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Your welcome please keep us posted.

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Monday, April 9th, 2012 AT 10:46 PM
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I recently asked a question about my electrical outlet in my car not working. The other day I went out and removed the 2 screws that holds the assembly in place. I checked the power cord in the back to make sure it was plugged in and it was. I looked over the wiring and cant see any problems, also the little light bulb works too. Any one know what else I can check?

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 9:58 PM
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See if your missing the power or ground to the outlet?Let me know which one your missing?

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 2:32 AM

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