1998 Toyota Corolla fuse problem

Tiny
MARSHALLSMOM
  • MEMBER
  • 1998 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 176,000 MILES
Whenever I put a fuse for the cigarette lighter into the slot, the fuse blows.I would like to get a gps system but I can't due to the problem with the fuse.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Friday, July 10th, 2015 AT 3:18 PM

1 Reply

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
  • EXPERT
MY NIECE DROPPED A PENNY IN MY SISTERS

I'VE ALSO SEEN "PIECES" OF A PLUG IN DEVICE BROKE OFF AND DOWN INSIDE THE SOCKET

WHEN THE CENTER OF THE SOCKET SHORTS TO THE OUTER PORTION DUE TO A FOREIGN METAL OBJECT BEING IN THERE, THE FUSE WILL BLOW!

EZ FIX! REMOVE THE OBJECT!

HERE'S ANOTHER GOOD ONE, SEEN IT MORE OFTEN, THAN THE OTHERS

THE SOCKET IS ACTUALLY 2 SOCKETS, ONE IS LARGER THAN THE OTHER, THE SMALLER ONE IS THE PART YOU SEE ON THE DASH. THE LARGER FITS OVER THE SMALLER AND PUSHES AGAINST THE BACKSIDE OF THE DASH. A STUD AND NUT TIGHTEN TOGETHER AND SQUEEZE THE DASH BETWEEN THE 2 SOCKETS.

THE "STUD" IS ACTUALLY THE CENTER OF THE WHOLE UNIT, IT IS ISOLATED FROM THE OUTER PART, IT IS WHAT THE 12 VOLT WIRE HOOKS ONTO.

THE PROBLEM I'M LEADING UP TO IS

PEOPLE WILL STICK A PLUG IN THERE, IT'S TIGHT (MAYBE TIGHTER THAN IT SHOULD BE) THEY ATTEMPT TO GET IT OUT (NOT PULLING IT STRAIGHT OUT) THEY WILL YANK AND TWIST IT, THE TWISTING IS THE ISSUE!

WHAT HAPPENS IS INNER AND OUTER SOCKET SORTA ROTATE AGAINST EACH OTHER. THE CERAMIC PIECE IN THE BOTTOM, THAT ISOLATED THE STUD, BREAKS OR CRUMBLES AND THE STUD PORTION IS FREE TO HIT THE SIDES (GROUND) THE FUSE BLOWS!

THE FIX IS A NEW LIGHTER ASSEMBLY. YOU CAN PUT IN A CIGARETTE LIGHTER OR JUST AN ACCESSORY SOCKET. ONE IS DESIGNED FOR A LIGHTER, THE OTHER IS JUST A POWER OUTLET. MOST I'VE SEEM MOUNT THE SAME WAY.

I'M SHOWING YOU ONE EXAMPLE, OF ONE FROM A PARTS STORE, THERE ARE "SHORT ONES" AND "LONGER ONES", SOME ARE EVEN ILLUMINATED TO EZily FIND 'EM IN THE DARK

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/dorman-help-lighter-assembly-short-knob-56411/22146473-P?searchTerm=cigarette+lighters+%26+accessories#

DEPENDING ON ROOM/ ACCESS THEY ARE EZ TO INSTALL

LET US KNOW HOW IT WORKS OUT

THE MEDIC
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, July 10th, 2015 AT 4:40 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides