This sound like your lighter fuse is blown. Check the fuse box located below the steering wheel, somewhere above the brake pedal. The cover of the fuse box should guide you to the correct fuse related with the functions of the cigarrete lighter. Replacing the fuse if blown should correct your problem. Also,the lighter is in the same circuit as the horn,turn signals and hazard switch. So if you have a cold solder connection in the hazard switch it will effect the signals( intermittant) horn,and cig. lighter.
i fixed it by changing the fuse under the hood in the black box that looks like it has a battery on it theres a hand screw in the middle just unscrew it and look for which one is the gigar lighter on the diagram
i have a 2004 malibu classic and my car lighter went out also, the easiest way to test it is to take of the cover by the key hole (it pops off), then take off the cover to your radio and carlighter (i would recommend putting the car in neutral so you have more room to remove the cover, and it also pops off) then unplug the car lighter input that plugs into the lighter itself, then check your ground, my ground wires on my malibu have been snipped, or loosened, and you may need to try to make a better ground, just put the black wire on a bare piece of metal and fasten it there (preferredly loosen a skrew that is already there and put the wire on it then tighten it down, but make shure it is metal that is not connected to something else that could be shorted if power went to that metal). also check the power cable, you may need to run a wire from the engine bay to your lighter, i put mine along the body pannels and into the cab of the car and then under the dash into the car lighter.
You might be pulling too much power through the cigarette lighter. Also the cigarette lighter may grounding out for some reason or another. If the car has an aftermarket stereo, whoever installed it may have miswired it.
Look under the hood on the driver's side /black box between a/c housing & firewall/unscrew top/ should be small 10amp fuse second in from front second row up from bottom
place your fingers gently arount the lighter and pull it out with all your might
It might differ depending on if it's a Malibu "LS" or just a plain Malibu. My plain Malibu requires P215/60R15.
Might be a vacuum leak
The cigarette lighter / pwer socket is a constant hot socket. In most cars you can use this power socket at all times. It is best to remove anything(except the cigarette lighter) from this socket when the car is off.
most likely check for a penny in the botton of it.
you might want to try finding the fuse for the fuel pump, and unplug it, that might work
You can tell if the transmission, in your 1998 Chevy Malibu, is going bad. If there is a whining or clunking noise. The transmission might cause your engine to install when you are stopped with your foot on the brake.
Is it gas or Freon that you are smelling?
Above the cup holders but yours might not have one.
If the cigarette lighter doesn't work and the fuse isn't blown on the 2010 Ford Escape, you might have a wiring issue. Check behind the dashboard for wires that are burned or melted.
The cigarette lighter might not be any good. I checked my fuse in mine and it was good and i took the old cigarette lighter out and replaced it and it worked fine. They are like $3-$4 at Wal-Mart.
depends on what engine,all the time
take a close look at the lighter itself. It's 14 years old and might have a short-circuit in it. You can test that with resistance meter.
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
You got a short somewhere. Might be in the wiring, might be in the element itself. Either that, or you're overloading it.
The Malibu might have a problem with the vapor canister. If the canister is clogged up the fuel tank will not vent right and the car will be hard to start.
If the lighter worked in the first place, check the fuses in your fuse panel. In some model vehicles, the lighter was never connected in the first place. In this case, it might be wise to have a mechanic check the wiring to see if everything is in place.
check to see if there is a problem in brakeing system. might just be low fluid in master cylinder.
It might be very simple. You have to check cigarette lighter fuse in fuse box under steering wheel. It's connected with back door lock. If if happens again when you change fuse you might have some electric issue with a lighter.
CHECK THE FUESES IN THE FUSE BOX FIRST WITH A TESTER. THEN CHECK THE WIRE. ALSO THERE MIGHT BE AN IN LINE FUSE WERE THEY MIGHT BE LINK TOGETHER.
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more then likely it could be the temp, sending unit. or a bad wire to temp, sensor!!
Hey, supposedly the fuse that's burning out on you is also connected to the ignition and the cigarette lighter. It might be that whatever Mp3 player or ipod or something of the sort that you charge on your cigarette lighter is causing the problem.