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How do you repair a cigarette lighter on a 2003 Mitsubishi eclipse?


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2010-01-21 18:58:39
2010-01-21 18:58:39

it is most likely not working due to a blown fuse


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you simply repair it by buying another lighter

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Also you need to be sure the fuse is working in your car before replacing the lighter.

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As far as I know, just pull out the cigarette lighter and you have a 12 volt D/C power source. If you want an A/C (alternating current) power source, you have to buy a convertor to plug into the cigarette lighter socket and then plug your item into the convertor.

Check to see if there is power to the circuit -- if so may be lighter element--if no power check fuses

Replace the blown fuse, or repair the broken wire.

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According to "Haynes Service and Repair Manual" is it Fuse 33 (F33/15Amp).

I am going to help you where no one did for me this is the actual factory service manual your local dealer uses in the repair shop it will answer anything you would want to know.

Trade it in for a Volvo. Or a BMW. Or a Ford. Anything but a Peugeot. I guarantee you this will not be the last thing you fix.

First check your fuses. A common fuse that shares this circuit is the courtesy/dome light.

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Disconnect battery, if light comes back on you need to get the code read and repair the error.

AnswerThe cigarette lighter does not have a relay. It does however have a fuse. It may use the same fuse as the radio. If all fuses are good, suspect the lighter itself is bad. Try your lighter in a know good lighter receptacle. If it works there, then suspect the lighter receptacle in your car is bad.My Haynes repair manual for model years 1990 through 1993 states that the cigarette lighter relay is found in the left end of the dashboard below the PGM-FI relay.

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A inoperable cigarette lighter can be a significant problem and safety hazard, as the lighter negates the need to fiddle with a small hand-held lighter will driving. Repairing the lighter in a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier calls for inspecting a number of different components to the lighter and attempting to repair each one at the sign of damage or failure. If no steps can fix the cigarette lighter, it can be easily replaced with a few easy steps.Difficulty:ModerateInstructionsThings You'll NeedScrewdriverWire cuttersWire strippersElectrical tapeNeedle-nose pliersWrench setCheck the Lighter1 Purchase a replacement cigarette lighter at an auto part store, matching the original.2 Push the new lighter deep into the cigarette lighter socket.3 Inspect the inside coil on the new cigarette lighter after 30 seconds. If the coils are red (indicating heat), the old cigarette lighter was damaged. If this does not correct the problem, return the cigarette lighter to the point of purchase.Inspect the Wiring1 Remove the lower trim panel retaining screws with a screwdriver. Disengage the locking tab and slot in the middle of the trim panel and pull the two trim panels apart.2 Inspect the wiring from the back of the cigarette lighter socket to the firewall. Look for any places where the wiring might be crimped, cut or otherwise damaged.3 Repair any damaged section of wire. Cut out the damaged portion with wire cutters. Strip the ends of the original wire with wire strippers and connect the same thickness and gauge of wire into the section. Cover the new connection with electrical tape.4 Push the cigarette lighter into the socket and inspect it after 30 seconds, seeing if the coils inside the lighter are red and warm. If they are, the problem was the damaged wiring.Check the Fuse1 Locate the fuse box on the side of the instrument panel and remove the fuse panel cover.2 Inspect the diagram on the back of the fuse panel cover and locate the correct fuse for the cigarette lighter.3 Remove the appropriate fuse with needle-nose pliers and inspect it. If the metal bridge inside the fuse is broken, replace it with a new fuse. If the metal bridge is not broken, push the fuse back into position.Replace the Socket and Lighter1 Detach the electrical connection at the back of the cigarette lighter socket.2 Unscrew the ring holding the cigarette lighter socket in place with a wrench. Remove the cigarette lighter and socket.3 Push the new cigarette lighter socket into place. Reinsert the retaining nut in place with a wrench.4 Reattach the electrical connection to the back of the socket.5 Push the new lighter into the socket and inspect the coils inside the lighter after 30 seconds. They should be red, indicating heat and a working cigarette lighter.ehow com

first i would check the fuse, then try a different lighter in socket, if neither of these remedies problem ginna have to take dash apart to remove socket and see what is wrong

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