If you are tired of searching for a match, you are probably wondering to yourself "how fix the lighter in a car." Fixing the lighter in a car is simple and requires very little time and skill. In no time, you will be able to toss out that box of matches you are carrying around and light up using your car lighter.
Things You Will Need:
- Circuit Tester
- Nose Pliers
- Extra Fuse
- To fix the lighter in a car, you need to first determine if your problem is with the power source to the lighter. In order to determine if the power source to the car lighter is functioning properly, you will need a circuit tester. Mount the end of the circuit tester with the light onto something on your car. Insert the other end of the circuit tester, into the slot where your car lighter normally would be. Push the tester all the way into the slot until you reach the back. If it does not light, you will need to replace the fuse to the car lighter.
- To replace the fuse to the car lighter, you need to locate the fuse box in your car. In most cars, the fuse box is located under the dashboard. Using your owner's manual, locate the fuse for the car lighter. Once you have located the lighter's fuse, use a pair of nose pliers to remove the fuse. Replace the fuse you have removed with a fuse that is identical to the one you removed. After you have replaced the fuse, use the circuit tester to test the car lighter's power source again.
If you continue to experience problems with your car lighter after replacing the fuse, it might be a good idea to consult with your mechanic. The mechanic will be able to give you a good idea of why your car lighter is not working.