Re: Cigarette Lighter Not Working in '93 Grand Marquis

JAG wrote:


disconnect the battery and put in a new lighter(auto zone, pep boys, advance/discount auto store) cost about $4.95 or less...... then reattache the battery....
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JAG wrote:

well if you had the shop manual you could probably see what is behind the lighter and know what to do.. but on a taurus this is what i did.. disconnect the battery... then feel in the back of the ash tray for the wire going to the cig. lighter, pull it off and then use some needle nose pliers and put them into the socket of the cig. lighter and open the pliers slightly and turn the socket slightly while holding the back of the lighter and it will come off.. a lot of turning.. if the pliers dont hold enough then you got to grab the lip of the front part of the lighter.. and try to turn it this way....
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I fixed it. It turned out to be a blown fuse. But what I don't understand is that owener's manual says that the fuse that controls the lighter also controls the clock and fuel filler door. Those both worked - it wasn't that fuse that blew - it was a different one.
Are Ford's owner's manuals known for giving incorrect or incomplete information? It mentions no other fuse for the lighter. Any idea what could have happened here?
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