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Old 12-11-12, 06:49 PM   #1
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My front Cig lighter does not work and I need it to charge my phone. Please any info would help.
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Old 12-11-12, 06:51 PM   #2
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this has been asked many times. did you search? did you check your fuse?
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Funny, My charger stopped working so I went to check the cable and noticed a lot of corrosion dust in my cig plug. any possible ideas?
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it is normally the fuse link, which is inside the lighter socket mechanism - search on here for how to remove it entirely!
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it is normally the fuse link, which is inside the lighter socket mechanism - search on here for how to remove it entirely!
for me?????????????
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LS400 cigarette lighter power socket fuse link fix
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Old 12-12-12, 06:13 PM   #7
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I find some Americans are really kind and informative.

Toyota sets up double methods to prevent a fire or a smoke problem at the cigarette lighter line. One is a fuse in the fuse box and the other is a fusible link attached to the cigarette lighter box itself. You need to check both.

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yes, the cigarette fuse link is an unusual extra feature that Toyota has implemented to prevent a fire from a stuck-on cigarette lighter, but fortunately, very few LS400 drivers smoke inside their car these days, they mostly use the cigarette lighter as a 12V port to charge a cell phone, so therefore I recommend people just remove this fuse link feature when it fails open (as mine did)
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mine had rust all over the contact at the bottom of the socket just dremel or sand that contact point until you see bar metal . it worked for me, my Sirius adaptor worked after I scraped off the rust. I was just doing it in a hurry but a better job could be done if u take some time


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