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    a mates cigarette light in his vectra C is constantly blowing a fuse.
    any ideas guys on why this is happening ?

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    Is it blowing a fuse when the cigarette lighter is in it? As it sounds like it is shorting out.

    Check insode it for any debris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben50n View Post
    Is it blowing a fuse when the cigarette lighter is in it? As it sounds like it is shorting out.

    Check insode it for any debris.
    will ask him to check this Ben. and get back to you :-)

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    It's only blowing a fuse be ause it's shorting out. Just need to work out why lol

    Use a test light over the fuse. An disconnect parts of the circuit until light goes out.

    When light goes out that's the part of the circuit with short.

    But to start make sure no rust inside the actual power socket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    It's only blowing a fuse be ause it's shorting out. Just need to work out why lol

    Use a test light over the fuse. An disconnect parts of the circuit until light goes out.

    When light goes out that's the part of the circuit with short.

    But to start make sure no rust inside the actual power socket
    erm............ you've got me there Critch, test light? disconnect parts of the circuit? sorry but thats a different language to me LOL

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    It'll probably be as mentioned either debris in the socket or corrosion. Simplest way to narrow it down is to disconnect the plug from the socket assmebly, replace the blown fuse, and turn on the ignition. If the fuse doesn't blow then it's the socket at fault. Either investigate further or replace - a new socket isn't that expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciderman View Post
    erm............ you've got me there Critch, test light? disconnect parts of the circuit? sorry but thats a different language to me LOL
    Haha sorry mate

    Just get simple bulb an some wore to make a test light.

    Then just disconnect the wires to See which one turns it out.

    Or as mentioned just disconnect power socket an replace fuse if it doesn't blow it's the socket

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