You will need
  • - cotton gloves;
  • - screwdriver;
  • - tweezers;
  • - soldering iron.
Open the hood and remove the negative terminal from the battery. This will disconnect the car and will reduce the risk of a short circuit to zero.
Maximum slide driver's seat back to gain full access to the cigarette lighter, which is usually located on the center console.
Take a bright small flashlight and use it to inspect the interior of the cigarette lighter. There should be no foreign objects and debris. If still available, they need to gently remove with two matches or tweezers with rubber ends.
Check the fuse responsible for the cigarette lighter. If there is a short due to plugged into the cigarette lighter socket of any device, the fuse blows and the electricity is cut. To renew it, you must install a new fuse. For this we turn to the book manual. In it you will find information on what the fuse needs to be replaced. Also a table of all the fuses can be found on the back of the fuse block.
Remove the cigarette lighter from the socket if above methods didn't help. To do this, gently pulling the metal ring with pliers. Under the teeth of the pliers, place a rag so as not to leave marks on the bezel.
Pull out the cigarette lighter from the socket, apply pressure. If the case lends itself to tight, try to pull it alternately in each direction. Do not pull hard, so as not to break the wires.
Inspect the removed cigarette lighter. First and foremost, pay attention to the presence of dark soot. In those places where he is whiling away. Also note the integrity of the insulation of wires and reliability of adhesions. Raspalsya wire can cause lack of current in the lighter. Carefully solder the wire into place.
Replace the head of the cigarette lighter with a new one if the current is, but the spiral is not heated. From the frequent use of the heating element burns out quickly and requires replacement. Buy only the head, which is designed for your cigarette lighter.