Where is the fuse for the lighter?
It will be located in the interior fuse box, the exact location, fuse size and type is identified on the fuse box cover label or in the owners manual. The fuse for the cigarette lighter may be listed as: 12v Power point.
Is it OK to use a higher-amp fuse?
Replacing a fuse with a higher-amp fuse is a very bad idea and can lead to fires. Fuses (and circuit breakers) are rated such that they blow or trip before any part of the circuit gets to a dangerous current.
Can you plug a charger into a cigarette lighter?
If you buy a car charger with a USB port that you can plug into the cigarette lighter, charging is a breeze. You do, however, need a current of at least 2 amperes to charge your smartphone easily. The cigarette lighter can do this without a problem, but it’s a point to watch when you buy a car charger.
Which fuse is used for the cigar lighter?
Some panels include several spare fuses. If this is the case, pick out a spare that is an exact match in size, color, and labeling-cigarette lighters, for example, usually use 20 amp fuses that have “20A” printed on top. If there aren’t any spares, bring the dead fuse with you to an auto parts store and buy an exact replacement.
What causes a cigarette lighter fuse to keep blowing?
Cigarette lighter fuses, like all car fuses, blow when the circuit draws more amperage than the fuse is designed to handle . If the cigarette lighter fuse is 15 amps, then a draw of more than 15 amps will cause it to blow.
Does a car cigarette lighter have it own fuse?
Like many other electrical components of your car, the cigarette lighter has a fuse. You should check this first. Many fuses break after several years of use and must be replaced.
Why would a cigarette lighter not work?
Even after replacing the fuse and cleaning the lighter, your cigarette lighter is not working, this means the cigarette lighter is itself at fault. Pull the lighter’s portion out of the socket and check for burned areas or any debris issue.