Still Looking for Cigar Lighter Fuse Vauxhall Vectra 2.0DTi reg plate 53

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by Graham Brooker, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. I am looking for the blown fuse for the cigar lighter on a Vauxhall Vectra
    2.0DTi reg plate 53 saloon car. There are 2 lighters in the central gear
    stick floor canopy. The socket in front serving the driver/passenger seats
    got shorted out with a faulty plug and both this one and the rear one in the
    same canopy serving the rear seats are no longer working. I removed and
    tested every fuse in both fuse boxes - front nearside next to battery under
    bonnet and rear near side of boot compartment - but none of the were blown.
    Is there another hidden or may be inline fuse for these sockets somewhere
    else in the car.

    Any ideas appreciated

    Graham Brooker, Aug 23, 2010
  2. I just have to ask:
    have you checked the voltage between center electrode and the shell of
    the lighter jack?
    Supposing you answer "yesy" then I could mention that a Cessna 150 I
    once owned had no separate fuse for the lighter on thye basis that it
    had a built-in thermal fuse (in a manner of speaking).
    Have you replaced the jack altogether?

    Brian w
    brian whatcott, Aug 24, 2010
  3. Graham Brooker

    rp Guest

    Isn't there a fuse box in the dash, below the steering wheel?
    rp, Aug 24, 2010
  4. This is a good suggestion. I have however checked the voltage in the socket
    and found it to be zero. It was the front socket that got shorted out but
    it is both the front and rear seat sockets that no longer work. You idea
    could apply to the front socket but why is the rear one not working too. I
    am not quite sure how to remove the gear stick cover panels to get to the
    actual socket which is why I am asking here first


    Graham Brooker, Aug 24, 2010
  5. Graham Brooker

    rp Guest

    I bet it's just blown the fuse and the rear ones use the same fuse.
    There should be an internal fuse box with these in. They used to be in
    the dash below the steering wheel but some are in the passenger side
    now I believe. What does the handbook say? If you haven't got one they
    are available from the Vauxhall web site I think, I've not looked but I
    think someone said they were.
    rp, Aug 24, 2010
  6. Graham Brooker

    Peter Guest

    I had a vauxhall, (01 Astra soft top) and blew a fuse or two on the
    lighter socket, again with a dodgy plug. The fuse locations described in
    the handbook were pretty fictional. They seemed to add extras at random.
    All you can do is to look in all the places where fuses could be hidden.
    I would think you are looking for a 20A if it feeds 2 lighters. I doubt
    it's necessary to pull the gear lever shroud off, even Vaux aren't that
    Peter, Aug 25, 2010
  7. The power lead runs between the two lighters. The wire has opened, I guess.

    Brian W fro
    brian whatcott, Aug 25, 2010
  8. Graham Brooker

    petetop Guest

    The fuse box is located on the left of the dashboard, open passenger door
    and unclip the cover on the end of the dash by pulling firmly.The fuse is
    number 22 and is a 30 amp. This is out of a 2.2 estate 53 plate manual.
    Hope this is what you are looking for.
    petetop, Aug 25, 2010
  9. is there power in the plug or not?
    OPEL PARTS GREECE, Aug 26, 2010
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