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How do you test the cigarette lighter outlet?
#1
Ok probably a dumb question but if I wanted to test the outlet with a meter how would I do it?  Find a body ground and then lut the red prob to the center of the outlet?
What goes bad the outlet or the plug in lighter?

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Wade
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#2
Yes, that's the right way to test it. I like to tape the sides of the probe so I don't cause a short. The lighter element is most likely to go bad. Some lighter sockets have a screw-on fuse on the end, where the wire connects to.



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(03-17-2018, 11:57 AM)Don C Wrote: Yes, that's the right way to test it. I like to tape the sides of the probe so I don't cause a short. The lighter element is most likely to go bad. Some lighter sockets have a screw-on fuse on the end, where the wire connects to.

It is continuous voltage right?  How many volts should it read?

Also, There was a dime stuck down in the bottom of my outlet.  Is that some kind of bubba fix???

Thanks!
Wade
1972 Mach 1 351 cj 4speed
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#4
12V at the cigarette lighter.

I test it my pushing in the element, pulling it out, and feeling if it is hot or not...

Let me check your shorts!
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(03-17-2018, 12:24 PM)midlife Wrote: 12V at the cigarette lighter.

I test it my pushing in the element, pulling it out, and feeling if it is hot or not...

I dont have the element.  I will have to buy a new one. or just get a USB plugin for it.

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Wade
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runninpony 
This is in no way an encouragement but you could light one up!  Haha
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#7
And all this time I thought using my wet finger was the proper way to test it!
Ya learn something new all the time. Poke
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#8
The dime is not a fix, it likely caused a short, blowing a fuse or burning up a wire. And yes, on our cars it has voltage all the time, whether the key is off or on.



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(03-17-2018, 12:38 PM)Bru Wrote: And all this time I thought using my wet finger was the proper way to test it!
Ya learn something new all the time. Poke

I know, right?  I used to hate when all those 'car guys' would berate me for that... tellin' me I'm doing it wrong.  Whatever.

whistling



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(03-17-2018, 12:24 PM)midlife Wrote: 12V at the cigarette lighter.

I test it my pushing in the element, pulling it out, and feeling if it is hot or not...
Then you drop your roach on it Chin whistling
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