How do you replace a cigarette lighter in a 1996 Mazda Protege?
Take it out and put in a new one.......
The Mazda Protege is a smaller, lighter car that gets better fuel economy and costs less than the 626. Competitors include the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, etc. The Mazda 626 is a larger, heavier car that has more room inside and more features than the Protege. Competitors include the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, etc.
there are fuses in the main fuse panel but with the lighter there is a good chance that the fusible link on the back of the lighter itself was the first to go. If this is the case then the lighter adapter itself needs to be replaced. Check your fuse panel for any fried fuses and if none are blown, time to go to the parts store or dealership to replace the adapter.