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Chris Caldwell 09-21-2013 04:02 PM

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

Majnoon 09-21-2013 07:33 PM

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.

ChasUGC 09-21-2013 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris Caldwell (Post 4753441)
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.:pullinghair:

Chris Caldwell 09-22-2013 01:31 AM

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


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