Lighter socket no power

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Gingerpose, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Gingerpose

    Gingerpose Guest

    Help! Car is a 1996 406 saloon. since yesterday I have no power to the
    lighter socket by the handbrake. I've checked it with three separate items,
    none working at all.
    Have checked the handbook for fuses, but there are no references to fuses
    for this socket.
    So, where do I check next, all advice welcome.


    Gingerpose, Apr 18, 2007
  2. Gingerpose

    Brian Guest

    Don't have the details for that vehicle, but you can be sure that there is a
    fuse somewhere for the lighter plug.
    Brian, Apr 18, 2007

  3. The Haynes manual has a "Typical Cigar Lighter" wiring diagram which seems
    to indicate that it is fuse 1 or 1A in the passenger compartment fuse box.
    They also say elsewhere that there are two fuse boxes (1 in the engine
    compartment and the main one in the passenger compartment) and the details
    of what circuits each fuse protects are on the covers.
    Keith Willcocks, Apr 18, 2007
  4. Gingerpose

    Chrs Guest

    If you find the fuse box it should say on the lid which fuse dos what.
    Chrs, Apr 18, 2007
  5. Gingerpose

    Gingerpose Guest

    Cheers for the replies so far. I'll check the fuse box covers in the morning
    once there's some light. Seems odd though, if there's a fuse you'd expect
    the handbook to list it, but it's not listed in either of the fuse box
    Will update in the morning, if anyone has a specific answer let us know

    Gingerpose, Apr 19, 2007
  6. Gingerpose

    Gingerpose Guest

    Right, I've been out and checked the fusebox covers. No description of which
    fuse relates to anything. Short of plugging something in and then swapping
    fuses, has anyone got any suggestions as to how to proceed?
    Gingerpose, Apr 19, 2007
  7. See my previous reply and try fuses 1 and 1a in the passenger compartment
    Keith Willcocks, Apr 19, 2007
  8. Gingerpose

    Gingerpose Guest

    Ahem. Yes, fuse 1 did the trick. It is also listed in the manual. Back to
    school for me :(
    Gingerpose, Apr 19, 2007
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