Best Answer
Cigarette lighter not work?I read in my car owner manual, and it tells me that the reason why a cigarette lighter will stop working is because the heating mechanism is burned out. I'm not sure exactly what it is or what is a definite answer for why it would burn out. But one reason was given. It said if you take the lighter out before it pops up, that it would cause the heating mechanism to burn out faster.
User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-09-13 22:57:48
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: What could cause the cigarette lighter to stop working?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

Why is the Cigarette lighter not working on vw Passat?

Probably just the fuse or it could be a lose wire under the dash

The cigarette lighter was pushed in and now neither the radio nor the cigarette lighter will work What could be wrong?

Most likely the fuse is blown, many cars have the cigar lighter and the radio on the same circut.

What fuse is for the cigarette lighter in a 1993 Plymouth Voyager?

The owner's manual does not state a specific fuse for the cigarette lighter, but it worked a few months ago, and now doesn't. Could it be something else?

Why there is center division in cigarette lighter?

To give the lighter structural strength, otherwise the plastic case could just crack in your pocket.

Cigarette lighter is not working?

The flint could be broken, or worn, or it could be out of fuel. Disposables are made of thin metal, not meant to be together very long. You can replace the flint or pour in more fuel into the bottom of the Zippo.

Could a cigarette lighter which was torn from wiring make a short throughout the rest of vehicle?

Certainly could, especially if the bare wires that were connected to the lighter mechanism short out (touch) together. This will cause a dead short and render the car's entire electrical system inoperable.

How do you fix the cigarette lighter in a VN commodore 1991 model Also where is the fuse for the cigarette lighter as there isn't one labled in the fuse box?

I need to know two things------1--I have a 1991 Dodge Spirit-Where on the fuse panel is the fuse that controls the cigarette lighter i t does not show it oMn the cover?-#-2---my blower stopped working, I get good heat on all settings. What can I check I checked the fuse, and it is good, could I have a loose wire somewhere? Mike

2001 Ford Ranger cigarette lighther not working?

In your fuse panel on the driver's end of the dash (the cover is visible with the driver's door open ) in location # 17 there is a 20 amp fuse for your cigarette lighter and data link connector - check to see if the fuse is blown , also it could be the lighter itself or an electrical connection problem. (Helpfull)

When headlights are on the cigarette lighter goes off when you cut the headlights off the cigarette lighter comes back on?

you could have some faulty wiring. take your dash board off and see if any wires are frayed or broken

Your cigarette lighter is not working is there any fuse for cigarette lighter for 1989 325i BMW?

Yep and its located in either the glove compartment or right rear over the battery. Also in my 1988 325IS the cigarette lighter works to power my electrical devices however when i plug in most/all new devices the stupid thing doesn't work and the reason for this is the alignment of the contacts on the plug-in. Try some of your old devices first and if none work then it could be your fuse. YOUR WELCOME :-D

Cigarette light not working on 04 lancer es?

It could be a burnt out fuse. Also, did the vehicle come with the cigarette lighter or was it purchased after you bought the car? I've noticed the cheap-os from gas stations usually dont work. I sometimes think it has to do with all these smoking bans!

Where could one purchase a cigarette lighter adapter online?

There are a number of adapters available that work in a cigarette lighter. An individual can find just about any type of converter needed on Amazon. Also available in stores like Best Buy and Walmart.

Your cigar lighter isn't working and it isn't the fuse please help?

there is a small plug on the back of the lighter, you have to take the lighter out, it could have vibrated loose

Is there a device that connects to a cars cigarette lighter that you could plug an electrical chord into?

Yes, it's called a Power Inverter

Why won't your cigarette lighter come out?

If your car cigarette lighter won't pop out, it may mean that either the lighter itself is bad, the fuse is blown, or the wiring is bad. Testing the lighter is rather easy. You could use an ohmmeter to test between the center of the coil and the metal jacket. If nothing happens on the meter, then the lighter is bad. You could test the socket by plugging something else into it. Then from there, if the socket is dead, then you should try looking for its fuse.However, if you mean it is stuck and you cannot pull it out, then the socket or the lighter is broken, or there is an object or substance between the lighter and the socket. It could be anything from spilled drink or rust, to deliberate vandalism.

What could be the problem with your 2001 Lincoln LS if the cigarette lighter power is out?

bad fuse... always pull, NEVER twist the plug...

Does a 1972 Volkswagen beetle have a cigarette lighter?

Not that I've ever found. You could probably put one in, if you're handy around electricity.

Is there a app to make it where you can send a singnal to your radio so you dont have to use a aux cord?

you could get a radio transmitter that plugs into the cigarette lighter

How do you replace cigarette lighter fuse in 2004 accord?

There is a fusebox in the passenger compartment. Check your owners manual, it will tell you how to find it. Thanks for the information... There is no fuse in the owner's manual labeled "Cigarette Lighter"... I assume the cigarette lighter fuse is labeled as something else... Do you know what it is labeled?Could be labelled something like, Accessory, or, Aux. Hard to say. It should be a 15A fuse, so just pull all of the 15A fuses and make sure they aren't fried.

Where is the fuse for cigarette lighter located on a 2002 dodge caravan?

If it's not in the fuse box, then could be under the driver side left dash area.

What would cause a lighter to fly off of your shelf?

Vibration could cause it to jump as from a minor earthquake or washing machine.

What could be wrong if air not cooling on 2001 Kia Spectra?

to the right of the cigarette lighter ther are 2 buttons that should be lit up if their not press both!

What are two effects habitual cigarette smoking have on a smoker's family?

i guess it could influence other family members to smoke and also substances form the cigarette could cause family members to develop asthma etc

How often do you need to smoke to cause cancer?

1 cigarette could theoretically be enough considering that second hand smoke can cause cancer by itself.

Can you replace a 15 amp fuse in your car with a 20 amp fuse for a cigarette lighter It keeps blowing the 15 amp?

No, you could overload the wiring and start a fire.