Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The cigarette lighter is not working. What should I do?

asked by on

The cigarette lighter is not working for like three months now and I have been searching for the fuse which I only managed to find today written on it H/CLN. The original fuse is supposed to read 20A but I replaced it with a 25A and did not work either. The one which was there was a 15A and was blown. Kindly advise. Thanks

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You will need to get the fuse replaced if it was blown. If you use a phone charger, it may have blown the fuse if it was shorted. Check to see if that may be the case. If not, check for power to the electrical outlet. Your car may have a bad lighter or socket which is causing this problem.

If you need assistance in determining the cause of the blown fuse, get a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to inspect the cigarette lighter and replace the fuse for your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. The cigarette lighter is not working. What should I do?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Windshield wipers stopped working

Hi there. This can occur from a blown fuse, a failed motor or a problem with the control switch. I usually check the fuse first to see if it has blown. If it has then I replace it and see...

Q: Cigarette lighter and console lights not working

The circuit for the light in the cigarette lighter is powered by the same power as the instrument cluster lights. If those lights work then you may just have a bulb that is bad and needs replaced. If you would...

Q: I have a 2005 mazda rx-8. My car starter fine i went out the next day and the starter motor was just spinning.

Generally, this will happen when the starter is misaligned and not properly mounted in place such that it is able to engage the flywheel as it is designed to. In some case, the solenoid does not work properly, causing the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...