MY CARS CIG LIGHTER DOESNT WORK

1997 Saturn SL1

Tiny

GreenHornet1

October, 20, 2012 AT 4:50 PM

My cars cig lighter doesnt work. I thought it was the fuse so I replaced it then I turned the ignition to on and the newly replaced fuse blew up too. So what could it be?

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4 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

October, 20, 2012 AT 4:52 PM

Check to see if anything is in the lighter socket.

Make sure the wiring is in good condition.

Roy

Tiny

GreenHornet1

October, 20, 2012 AT 7:55 PM

I pulled the side panel off next to the cig lighter and was able to take out the wiring to the very back of the lighter and it all looks good and clean back there. Inside the lighter socket looks clean too. By the way my car is a 1997 saturn SL1. I bought the car used and knew that the lighter didnt work but now its buggin me cause ide like to be able to charge my phone but cant. I dont want to mess around with the electrical myself but I was wondering what if I just repaced the entire housing where the elecrical snaps into the back of the housing. Would that fix it?

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

October, 20, 2012 AT 8:09 PM

No clue but if you disconnect the wiring at the back and see if it still blows the fuse.

Roy

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 21, 2012 AT 1:02 AM

Just to add to this one sometimes you can be fooled if there is something stuck in the cig lighter socket.I have been fooled sometimes at first glance even with my many years with saturn. Could you snap a good pic of the inside of the socket and post it?

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