Wanted to charge my phone so i hooked up the charger to the cig lighter. Light didnt turn on my phone charger signifying that it is charging. I thought it was the charger of my phone so i switch and put on the IPOD charger... same thing! What seems to be the problem can i replace the thing or is there something in where i can try to fix it myself?
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Originally Posted by Daytona606
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ALSO. . . most car are designed where you cant use the cigarette lighter for those plug in style electronics, they are being setup for cigarette lighters only. You have to use a power outlet if your car has one.
Lots of fords are this way, you cant even begin to fit a cell charger into the outlet , itll only fit in the power outlets. This is to maintain two different circuit loads. the cigarette lighter is usually ran on the same circuit as some interior lighting, the dlc and sometimes even the horn. Too many people would put high amperage items in the lighter socket made for 10-20 amps and blow all the other important stuff. Thats why power outlets are now pretty much all on their own circuit independent of horn, lights and cigarette lighters.
but yea, definetly make sure you have power like the other guys said too but check your power outlets for compatibility not just your cigarette lighter
OK, the picture is of the rear PCB (in the trunk). The Yellow 20A fuse shown below that's out of alignment with the others - that's your ashtray cigarette lighter. If you move it inline with the others it'll be hot all the time (with or without the key). If it's offset like shown, the key must be on for it to have power.
The LX cigarette lighters/power adapters will run devices, and they run them fine. The SRT comes with an air compressor for criminy's sake - no low draw there. And a cigarette lighter itself draws a heck of a lot more amperage than most portable electronics.
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