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      12-19-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Cigarette lighter not working

Hey guys.
I was using a USB port adaptor to charge my phone whilst driving; pulled the adaptor out without looking and another USB I had in there went down in to the socket. Must have caused some sort of 'short circuit' because the lighter isnt working now.

Do you know if this is something I can fix myself?
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      12-19-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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Do you know if this is something I can fix myself?
Yes, change the fuse.
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      12-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #3
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okay thanks, got to figure out where that is then.
Would that be something I can buy at Halfords or any old place?
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Fuse is in fuse box which is behind a flap at rear of glovebox. Would get from Halfords for about 30p - dealer would probably swap it for free if you asked nicely.
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Or they might wanna tom and jerry you. Swapping it yourself would be real easy and quick.
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hey, thanks for your help.
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      12-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #7
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Is the lighter or USB charger not working?

Those USB things pack up all the time.
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      12-20-2012, 05:50 AM   #8
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Had the same issue on the e90 and the fuse was fine - I had to replace the ciggerete lighter bit (port & wire) - cost about 25 i think
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is there a switch for the ligher for the one in the arm rest?
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is there a switch for the ligher for the one in the arm rest?
If you mean "is there an on/off switch" no there isn't, it comes on with the ignition
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      01-07-2013, 04:32 AM   #11
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which fuse should I replace for the cigarette lighter in an E90 2006 model?
Not obvious to me.
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which fuse should I replace for the cigarette lighter in an E90 2006 model?
Not obvious to me.
Google is your friend: linky Half way down the page
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Fuse 08 bears the symbol for an auxillary power connector, i.e. cig lighter.
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