My cigar lighter doesn't work?

  • 2006 FORD 500
  • 27,500 MILES

I own a Ford Fiesta 1.4 zetec climate (06 model). I left my car charger plugged in the cigar lighter socket overnight and the next morning I found the tip of the charger broken. I bought a new charger, but this time the cigar lighter socket was not working. I thought may be a fuse had blown off so I checked the fuse box under the glove box and located the correct fuse socket from the fuse diagram. Surprisingly, there was no fuse fitted for the cigar lighter. I thought may be it was blown out so I thought of replacing it with a new 15 amp fuse. The fuse is turning out to be too loose for the socket. I tried to fit it in other sockets and it would fit in well? It seems the cigar lighter never had a fuse at the first place and therefore no provision of a fuse socket in the fuse box. Is there any other fuse box located within the car? Please help? What could be the issue?
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 AT 11:43 PM

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First, make sure nothing is stuck in the lighter that can cause it to short. As far as the lighter, it is a fused item. There has to be a fuse. The only way there couldn't have been a fuse is if the power is coming from a different circuit (someone rewired it). Follow the power supply on the rear of the lighter to where power comes from to determine where power came from.
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 AT 1:21 AM

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