Cigarette Ligher Will Not "Set" - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-21-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 14
Cigarette Ligher Will Not "Set"

Hello,
When I push in the lighter on my 2000 Sahara, it will not "set" in down position. Instead, you have to keep it pushed down in order to heat it up. I've replaced the lighter part, so I'm assuming it's the socket. But was wondering if it's something that I can fix, like a metal tab or something that needs to be bent, etc. I've got the dash bezel off since I'm working on a/c control unit replacement and thought I'd try to do this repair at the same time.

Thank you!
Chris

Chris Caldwell is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Majnoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Springfield Missouri
Posts: 3,148
Nope it's the lighter itself. If your getting current pushing on it your only prob is the lighter. You have 2 bad ones. Junkyards have plenty btw.

Majnoon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
ChasUGC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,528
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Caldwell View Post
Hello,
When I push in the lighter on my 2000 Sahara, it will not "set" in down position. Instead, you have to keep it pushed down in order to heat it up. I've replaced the lighter part, so I'm assuming it's the socket. But was wondering if it's something that I can fix, like a metal tab or something that needs to be bent, etc. I've got the dash bezel off since I'm working on a/c control unit replacement and thought I'd try to do this repair at the same time.

Thank you!
Chris
I had this problem with my 1997 Jeep. I had a cell phone holder/charger in my lighter socket. When, I placed my lighter element in it, it just wouldn't "set" and it kept popping out. To make a long story short, I stopped using that cell phone holder/charger, and now my cigarette element works properly. I don't know why, I can only assume that my lighter socket was being stretched out, and now it has constricted properly.

I thought that I had a bad element or a damaged socket. Go figure.
ChasUGC is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-22-2013, 01:31 AM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 14
Thanks for the response and help. It turns out the replacement lighter I got from ebay was too short. I got another lighter and all is good now!
Chris
Chris Caldwell is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC