Depends on the manufacturer. Some like GM and Ford do tend to allow the
lighter and power ports to run even when the ignition isn't in the
accessory (ACC) or ON position, whilst others (Such as Subaru and Toyota)
will not provide power when the ignition isn't in either of those
positions. Both have pros and cons, such as battery conservation vs being
able to power a device when the ignition is switched off.
Jacob McKinney: Apparently I'm the only one hearing john leguizamo?
BrianS198: Nice! Thanks man! Did you disconnect your battery before doing this or is
it relatively safe?
Jay Hoover: is there something yet I can do
Michael Peterson: Rich, thanks again for a very helpful video. My lighter/acc. plug was
blowing the 20A fuse in the instrument panel box. After doing some
troubleshooting I figured it was the socket. It looked OK ... no real big
burnt spots, but maybe a small piece of metal shorting out. I guess I
could have tried cleaning it out without removing, but I watched your video
and decided it best to take it out. That way I was able to clean, inspect
and deoxit it. Works good now. Thanks.
Jay Hoover: ok I did that
and it still not working the fuse is good
Roselinda Barajas: thank you great video
Tyrel Hunter: Where can I buy a connector that snaps on to the back mine is missing and
what's the specific name of the part?
Danshak555: Are these outlets supposed to stay on after the car is off? My 2001 SL1
outlet stays on and it bugs the crap out of me. First car that I've ever
seen this happen.
1gorgeousbabe: I replaced the fuse and it worked but then after I plugged my ipod fm
transmiter it blew the fuse again. What do you think could be the problem?
thanks in advance for the advice :D
Francis: Thank you
zosoguy1207: Yes, that is peter griffin
ravescavenger: same problem here. Now I gotta go to a pick n pull just to get that nut!
Dorian Rodriguez: does anyone know if its the same thing on an SC2????? please let me know as
soon as possible
richpin06a: The lock fuse on the 96 feeds power to the lighter so i bet there is
something wrong with the lighter.
1gorgeousbabe: Seems very easy to do. Would it be the same to replace the Cigarette
lighter in a Mercury Villager 2001? My lighter doesnt work with most
devices but with my ipod charges it just makes the charger flash really
fast. Any idea what it could be? Thanks in advance for your advice. :D
richpin06a: The s-series outlet is hot all the time.I wired a another one from the
inside fuse panel which switches off.
uncoverbrother: seems easy enuff! thanks!
Brandon Elliot Smith: Sadly this is very very different from the socket on my Infiniti QX4....
For this reason, I am still stuck :-(
Dance Against: I have a 2005 Mazda3 and need to replace my socket. Would I need a special
socket for my car or would a universal one be ok? I as well have a lighted
ring on the outside. I have looked around the web but can't find a solid
answer. Please help!!! Thank you.
MrRockaroundtheclock: you just made my day man, nice one
jadeinlondon: Hi do you know how to fix a cigarette ash tray lighter on a Mitsubishi
charisma 2004 ?
ambo29ambo29: Another Great Video. I happen to have a Saturn too. Hopefully this will get
my cigarette plug to work! THANKS!
Cory R.: This dude sounds like Peter Griffin...
Aron Littlejohn: sounds like a mixture of peter griffin and mort goldman
LadyBug: the lighter in my my 97 saturn wont work.....no heat or charging of my cell
phone at all. I tried to replace the fuse but it blew up when i turned the
ignition on and it was the correct fuse. Would this video fix that? thanks
dragoryo: We dont need to disconnect battery right?
carlesco: thank you so much!
T.D. Eastvold: I don't own a Saturn S-series, but this seemed like a really helpful video!
richpin06a: @TheCross72 I will try on my next video if i think of it.
richpin06a: Wow that sounds cool.
Kelly Medley: Where did you get the replacement cylinder?
smithdsmit: I have a 2000 chevy malibu(worse car chevy has ever made BTW.But the
lighter and power port do not work.I checked fuses. they are fine.Both are
pugged in.any ideas why they do not work.could lighter and port sockets be
bad.just seems weird that neither of them work.It was like that when I
bought this sorry excuse for a car.I mean it is so low quality it has
turned me from a lifetime time chevy fan to wishing I had a ford
Danny Flint: Peter Griffin???
richpin06a: @smithdsmit They could both be bad a simple check with a meter will tell
,don't forget to check the ground.
D Riordan: @DeCostable If just getting power to the socket is the problem, buy a cheap
side-by-side wiring tap that you can just crimp on to another wire that
carries voltage nearby. Just check it out that it's a non-critical power
wire that has enough current carrying capacity to also power the lighter,
then, hook THAT up to the lighter wiring. Basically trying to find a broken
wire in a rat's-nest wiring harness is a total waste of time....except for
$50/hr pro mechanics that is.
MrRockaroundtheclock: nice one
davidrbrooklyn1: Richpin love ur videos helped me alot but my lighter blows the locks fuse
.. 96 saturn sl1
richpin06a: I looked on getsaturnparts and they do not have the socket part of the
lighter.There are still plenty in the junkyards.
richpin06a: Pretty much If the lighter socket is clean and in good shape the problem is
somewhere other than the socket.
ampecsu: VERY useful, have this exact car....lucky
richpin06a: When working on any electrical part on your vehicle it does not hert to
remove the negative cable from the battery.
pimpyomama8: great job!
teeheemg: I cant find a video that shows how to fix the crown victorias cigaret
lighter but i think its abit of the same work right?
Tony Cross: @richpin06a hahaha alright! this helped by the way! thanx!
ampecsu: @ampecsu thought i did. the light was different
ryn rly: He sounds more like Teddy from Bob's Burgers
richpin06a: O ya.
richpin06a: @a7xguitars16 They say that so you will not short and blow a fuse in other
words better safe than sorry.