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CIG lighter--- Not Working

My cig lighter wont work in the truck. I've replaced the fuse around 4 times and it has never worked. anybody got any suggestions on whats wrong with it? Anyone had any similar problems?
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My cig lighter wont work in the truck. I've replaced the fuse around 4 times and it has never worked. anybody got any suggestions on whats wrong with it? Anyone had any similar problems?
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Yeah mine isn't working either. It worked fine up until a few months ago. Fuses are good and everything else on the dash works including the aux power spot. I only ever used it to plug my phone charger in so now I use the aux when I need to charge. Maybe one day I'll quit being lazy and actually try to figure out what's wrong with it.
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Cigar/Cig lighters are composed of a heating element, basically a wire wound resistor. If (when) it breaks, due to heat and age, there is an 'open' in the circuit, and no current will flow. No Heat. Also, unless it shorts to ground, no blown fuse. I have checked with a known good unit, and if it heats up, traced my way back to the fault in the harness. Good Luck!

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There are 2 fuses for the cig lighters. One for each port. But one is also power for your OBD port...

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have you tried using a test light to test the socket??? The outer ring is the ground and the center is the positive or use a meter to check the wires for voltage and trace it back.

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