Cigarette Lighter not working where is the fuse box?

Tiny
ATIFAGHA
  • 1998 ACURA RL

Electrical problem 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 105000 miles

I don't know whats wrong with it. It simply does not work. It uses to be very flaky, sometimes it would work and then sometimes it wont, then I thought it was the prongs inside and I tried to pull them out a little bit. Since then it does not work at all. I could have shortened it. Is there a separate fuse for the lighter, I saw something about relay, Suggest something please.

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 AT 8:12 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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It sounds like the lighter is no good and needs to be replaced. Check fuse no.4 Accessory 10 amp under dash fuse/relay box. lighter relay see below:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_lighter_2.jpg

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 AT 8:37 AM
Tiny
TALKTOME290
  • 1997 ACURA RL

1997 Acura RL

I have an 1997 acura rl, the radio, interier lights and cigarette lighter stopped working at the same time. Does anybody know what relay or fuse controls these things? What do I need to replace in order to fix these problems?

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 AT 3:00 PM (Merged)
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Fuse #57 20 Amp in underhood fuse box

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 AT 3:00 PM (Merged)
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KINGDCOL
  • 1996 ACURA RL

Electrical problem
1996 Acura RL 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 204000 miles

I shorted the cigarette lighter. ALL the fuses are fine, but the cig lighter does not work. I use it for cell phone, MP3 player etc. The manuals suggest to check the relay in the relay block under against the right rear of engine compartment on the firewall. Which relay is it? Then underhood relay box is not located in the spot you indicate on my 1996 Acura rl. Do you have any idea where it might be?

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 AT 3:00 PM (Merged)
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2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

Here is a full fuse box diagram and a guide to show you how to test and replace them. The cigarette lighter has a relay under the hood. Here is some diagrams (BELOW)

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

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https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

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6 - 20 Amp ECU (PCM)
7 - 10 Amp SRS
8 - 20 Amp Driver's Power Seat
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11 - 20 Amp Driver's Power Seat
12 - 7.5 Amp Daytime Running Lights (Canada)
13 - 7.5 Amp Meter
14 - 7.5 Amp Starter Signal
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16 - 20 Amp Bose System
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18 - 20 Amp Front Right Power Window
19 - 7.5 Amp Mirror
20 - 20 Amp ECU (Body)
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Please run some tests and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Cheers, Ken

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