Cig/Aux circuit not working - 2002 Monte Carlo

Wonder if anyone has the electric diagram ??? My cig/ auxillary plug is not working. I think it was shorted out during hooking up a temporary power
connection to trailer lights... (so the guy didn't know what he was doing... my daughters boyfriend. You think she would have picked a mechanic or doctor.).
Fuses in the fuse box look fine... need to find my meter to ohm them out.
Are there other fusible links for this circuit ??? Where does the circuit originate ??
2002 Monte Carlo 3.4L
Thanks in advance !!!
Peter
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If the circuit was shorted out, then it's almost a guarantee that the fuse is blown. Get that meter...
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wrote:

Found the meter.. (too many tools)
Fuses are good... ohmed them out and checked voltage on both legs. Reads battery voltage about 12.4 volts.
Next step is to check out the 12V sockets. Dunno if they're also fused or not however a quick google (monte carlo cigarette lighter) suggests that several others are experiencing the same problem.
I'm stuck trying to get the 12V sockets out of the console ( cig/aux and aux). Removal procedure is straightforward and calls for the use of a J42059 tool.... a quick search shows the tool to cost about $50. I'm kinda tired of spending $50 bucks on a tool that will only be used once, and then sits in the tool box cause it's too expensive to shitcan. Tried a variety of other ways including hook tools, and coat hanger wire... no success. Trying to figure out another way to remove the socket.
Removing the socket just means I've removed the socket and can test availablity from the fuse panel. No guarantee the problem will be fixed. So spending $50. on a tool, that doesnt do anything but provide access to a component is kinda pricey. I'd really like to avoid having to lay that money out.
Local auto parts don't carry it Loaner places doen't lend it... ebay doesn't have it. I might try a dealer to see what he'll charge to drop tool in and pull sockets out... maybe 5 minutes labor max. I'm sure theres a minimum charge of 75 or so.
Any work arounds would be welcome...
Thanks !!
Peter
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Your owner's manual has information about fuses.
"When all else fails, read the instructions!"

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