How To Fix Car Cigarette Lighter




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Vegas edward: Now is the cigarette lighter and 12V the same thing. Because on is heating up very hot and the other is just feeding current to a electrically powered object So my point being is that. Could i pull the actual thing that heats up to light a cigarette and plug a 12V cord into it ?

chris lee: First of all thank for your helpful knowledge but I strongly recommend that you need some notify note on your dash board to let the others know that as well...!!! 

Ian Finnesey: Don't think this is the problem I'm having, but solid advice for those who face this problem.

monarch1957: I had the same thing happen to my car lighter when I was pumping up a tire,. I check that; thanks.

ELPxoxo: the very same thing happened to me! air compressor blew my lighter socket out. I'm going to try to repair it. Never again will I use a portable air compressor.

Charles Cook: Worked like a charm! I am ordering a new one but I will use it in this manner until the new one comes in. Thanks for posting.!

Joan F Castro: i did it but no my car doesn't start 😞😞

tirthb: Thank u for the video. Saved me a lot of time and money. Learnt how to fix the lighter.

Rich H: When you sell the car I hope you tell the new owner.

Terrance Hedrick: I'm SO glad I found this! I have the same problem, and the OEM part can no longer be found. Thanks, whybbob!!

George Allen: Thanks I have the same problem on Camry, I dont smoke so dont need the lighter but I do use a small compressor, so rather than dismantle I think I will get some crocodile clips and attach to the battery, good informative video pop in for a nice cup of tea if you are ever in nelson Bay!!

bunkerbuster: $15 part, i'd rather buy a new one.. unless you have nothing else to do lol

Volumptous Bousseum: Thanks. After going crazy trying to figure out what it was i finally gave up and than I saw this video and now it is fixed.

Jeramy Martinez: You're forgetting the fuse that's located on the drivers widen kick panel... ALL modern cars have them.

sivaraj palanisamy: i thought it is a kind of resistance and not fusible link.

Addy S: Thank you for the video it really helped me i was having trouble with my car and charging my phone but now it works because of the video.thanks

Jay Potterfield: Works perfect, thanks!!

bigdumbdaddy: Also worked on my 05 mazda mpv. Thanks for the information.

L Jonsson: Thanks kindly. It worked fine.

dpl1108121: what is a "radar detector"?

Stephen Jackson: On my accord it was a little different behind the lighter there was a plastic housing I opened it and the power wire was supposed to be touching this piece metal on the lighter but it looked like the soder broke or something. I bent the wire so it touches the lighter and it works fine now.

iiTechno: I bought a radar today and my cigarette lighter isnt working..

blackey negro: His car later cought fire for that one little pices xp

ScopeyeZ: You have to first get off the dash "fascia". To do this, unclip your smoke tray (if you have one) and there will be 2 screws there, then the rest just needs some clipping out, be gentle! Then just figure out however to get out the cigarette lighter, make sure you don't break the seal that's on top that blends with the dash, you can destroy everything else though :) Once you do that, go to super cheap and buy a new one, re install and plug in!

Saderdanjiel: Great video. I had the same problem, caused by a portable air compressor. The link was melted between two of the bronze clamps. Checked the fuse and it was good. I removed the insulating washer and it led to the fuse being blown right away. I had to replace the washer, the fuse, and insert a bent paper clip to bridge the link. Annoying as heck but it did the trick.

whybbob: try behind the coin tray (left of the steering wheel). you will have to pull the tray out completely.

Saulo De Tarzo: IT WORKS .... IT WORKS..... IT REALLY WORKS....... I JUST DID IT 10 MINUTES AGO ON MY 92 COROLLA ...

chris23pao: Do it! It's exactly the same! (I own the same car as you...)

Khayal ALiyev: thank you very much . It worked...Saved trip to autoparts,money and more important my time... appreciate you

hmoobtejnthxais: this fix is so sweet! took me a total of 10 minutes to take a part and put back together. works like a charm! thanks. anyone have issues with this fix yet?

trancendent: Thanks for the vid. My cigarette lighter stopped working and kept burning out the fuses in my car. Removed the little washer and it's working just like new. Is it still safe to use a splitter to power my devices? Just a cell phone charger and radar detector.

Derek K: Use a flathead screwdriver and gently but firmly pry up in the top two side corners about an inch down from the top. You may have to go back and forth until the clips spring free

ScopeyeZ: Go buy a new one from SuperCheap - If you're aussie that is. If not, any automotive store

whybbob: @spokes121 - remove the slide-out tray that's next to the cig lighter, then pull at the plastic trim and the clips will pop loose. A good place to start pulling is the hole where you just removed the tray. be careful not to break any clips, there are no screws. last step, disconnect wire harness to cig lighter.

whybbob: @will9630 you can connect higher load appliances than before, however, you run a higher risk of damaging your wire harness, circuitry, or causing a fire since the fusible link has been bypassed (by removing washer). I use the lighter socket to power my radar detector and charge my phone. If you want to run a power inverter or portable air compressor, I highly suggest that you connect them straight to the battery using a socket to clamp adapter.

JayT Myhre: @mikpugz no what?.. the tom tom?

Eric Boston: I can't thank you enough for posting this! Great video!

whybbob: no problem. forgot to mention, make sure you open the tray first before you start pulling at it. good luck.

EliteDekaronA9: or go to auto zone and buy a new one for $4.96

HUSTLEBANE: What is a Car Cigarette Lighter used for and why is it inside the car? I mean couldn't you just buy your own.

kevin chan: thanks for the video, my lighter just broke from air compressor, going to try fixing it, hopefully I wont break anything else.

whybbob: stephjax93 - take a look at the amp rating printed on both chargers. if the laptop charger is rated significantly higher, i wouldnt recommend using it in the socket. instead, try a battery adapter like the one in my response video. either way, please update us on how it goes, very curious if this fix works on other makes and models besides Toyota. Thank you!

Jay Alvarez: my 09 corolla doesn't work.. no short.. everything is connected.. an fuse is good.. maybe the entire socket is fried

iwRULEZ: lol my one wasent working so i put my thumb on it to see not the best thing but it dosent hurt only leaves a maek

whybbob: never had any problems with this fix, sold the car last year tho

lonjetemoco: this fix works lilke a charm, i fixed my 97' tacoma and saved $45 plus labor the dealer wanted to charge me for this job, thank you dude...........

deadlyfretbuzzz: Thanks for posting. Your story is nearly identical to mine. I used my cigarette lighter on my 93 Toyota Camry to pump an air mattress while camping a few weekends ago. Apparently its somewhat common knowledge that using an ordinary cigarette lighter to power an air mattress pump can overload the circuit, but i didn't know. I bought a replacement lighter but it was missing the parts that you replaced in your video. I did exactly what you did and it works great! Thanks again!

Kelly Olivares Gonzalez: Thank you so much! I have a 96 Toyota Celica and couldn't figure out what was wrong. Seriously I'm a chick and it was really simple. I appreciate your post.

amanda kissnhug: what year of corolla? i have a 1993 model and debating whether to do it or not?

JayT Myhre: I have the same problem... 95 Camry.. burnt by air compressor... go firgure.. lol.. Connecting a new wire or paperclip will do no use.. I tried both with no success.. So I removed the Insulator and ~Voila~ Thank you for that... now my question is.. do you think A "Tom Tom" would excess the voltage capacity of the "jerry rigged" connection?¿
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How to Fix Car Cigarette Lighter