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....
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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