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Old 01-25-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Cigarette lighter replacement?

Hello, again.
(sorry for the two posts back-to-back but just getting them off my mind)

My cigarette lighter doesn't work, I changed the fuses and it still won't work..
Question is: Anyone know somewhere I can get a replacement? I saw on jcwhitney: 12-VOLT CIGARETTE LIGHTER - JCWhitney but I don't think that will bolt right in to where the original is..

Anyone have a site?

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Old 01-25-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
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You might also check the relays as the power to the lighter is activated by a relay so when the key is off there is no power to the lighter, some kind of protection for kids I think. On my 99 it was under the dash between the steering column and the door post by the 100 wire connector.

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Old 01-25-2010, 05:13 PM   #3
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Oh yeah I tried it with the jeep on.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:19 PM   #4
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Ya but, if the relay is not picking up then there will be no power to the lighter.

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Ok, can you show me a picture of where the relay is, if possible?
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:45 PM   #6
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I don't have a pic right now but on my 99 it was under the dash between the steering column and the door post by the 100 wire connector. To keep it hot all of the time i switched a couple if wires on the relay so it has 12v to it all of the time. I have pics at home so if you need to know where or how to do this I will try to post them just let me know.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:55 PM   #7
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Well here is one pic sorry if it is so big. But as you can see I just removed the relay and inserted a jumper and now it is hot all of the time.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:57 PM   #8
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Also, check with a test light at the back of the cigarette lighter for power and ground. Any automotive store has the replacement if needed.
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This might help to locate it better.Remember this is on my 99 so if your jeep is a different year it may be located in a different place.
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Well here is one pic sorry if it is so big. But as you can see I just removed the relay and inserted a jumper and now it is hot all of the time.
I like that idea. I hate it going on and off trying to charge something everytime I get out of the Jeep.
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I like that idea. I hate it going on and off trying to charge something everytime I get out of the Jeep.
Ya I hated it when the power would go out and my gps would go off so that when I start driving again it would have to connect to all of the satellites again. And the kids would get mad when their dvd player would go off.

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Well here is one pic sorry if it is so big. But as you can see I just removed the relay and inserted a jumper and now it is hot all of the time.
Thanks for posting this. This is such an easy fix to keep the lighter port hot all of the time.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:22 PM   #14
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So the jumper is just one cable with two female connectors and it goes from one male to the other male where the relay used to be?
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So the jumper is just one cable with two female connectors and it goes from one male to the other male where the relay used to be?
No......the jumper cable has 2 male spades that are the same as the male spades on the bottom of the relay, if you can't figure out the proper locations for the jumper I will get the position #'s on the socket to make it easier. And yes, it goes where the relay used to be. This relay would pick up as soon as the ignition was turned on and supply power to the lighter and would go open as soon as the power is turned off, I think it was some kind of child protection or something.

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No......the jumper cable has 2 male spades that are the same as the male spades on the bottom of the relay, if you can't figure out the proper locations for the jumper I will get the position #'s on the socket to make it easier. And yes, it goes where the relay used to be. This relay would pick up as soon as the ignition was turned on and supply power to the lighter and would go open as soon as the power is turned off, I think it was some kind of child protection or something.

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Ahhh...Got it! I am going to get in there later this week and check it out.

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So to clarify you remove the relay and discard? Then jump it out?
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So to clarify you remove the relay and discard? Then jump it out?
Well...... so to speak, you might want to keep it for a spare, but the jumper will jump the power directly to the lighter with out waiting for a relay to be picked up to do it. If I remember correctly, it was terminal #87 and #30 that need to be jumped.

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Old 01-01-2013, 05:59 PM   #19
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Thanks. The jumper wire gage looks bulky. 12 gage?
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Ya...I think it may have been 12 ga, I usually use larger than what I need when it comes to wire.

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