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Cigarette lighter does not work anymore?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:55 am

Cigarette lighter does not work anymore, test with different 12v gear, as well as measured with multimeter, the 15A fuse is ok, where should I search for the error?

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Re: Cigarette lighter does not work anymore?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:13 am

How did you test the fuse? Visually, or did you use an ohm meter to check continuity? Are you sure it's the correct fuse?

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Re: Cigarette lighter does not work anymore?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:16 am

Hi Don:
The fuse has sprung a few times and each time I have checked the fuse with my multimeter (ohm).
Fuse no 2 and 15 A for: Accessory socket.

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Re: Cigarette lighter does not work anymore?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:33 pm

JKO wrote:The fuse has sprung a few times . . . .
Not sure what that means - 'Sprung?'

sprang \ˈspraŋ\ or sprung \ˈsprəŋ\; sprung; springing \ˈspriŋ-iŋ\
intransitive verb
1 a (1) :dart, shoot sparks sprang out from the fire (2) :to be resilient or elastic; also :to move by elastic force the lid sprang shut
b :to become warped


If it shot fire, maybe that's the problem?? :lol:
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Re: Cigarette lighter does not work anymore?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:10 pm

There are many industrial fuses that have spring loaded pins which give a quick visual indication at a distance about the state of the fuse--if it has fused open then the pin has sprung out and can be seen...
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Re: Cigarette lighter does not work anymore?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:55 pm

Sorry for my English language, but the meaning is that the fuse is not broken, or the fuse is not blown out, the fuse is OK now, but still no 12 VDC in the cigarette lighter.

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Re: Cigarette lighter does not work anymore?

Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:09 am

No worries- I'd bet Don would do worse in Danish!
With a good fuse and no power in the accessory socket/ cigarette lighter, I'd have expected a previous shorting incident that at least let some smoke out while melting wires behind the dash. I haven't taken the time to study the technical information manual and confirm there's no relay in that circuit, but would't expect one. A failed relay (damaged by previous overcurrent) could act that way.
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Re: Cigarette lighter does not work anymore?

Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:14 am

Now I found the error. The terminal at the back of the plug was burned together. A plastic disk and a little violence :x , and it works again.
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