Mp3 player got stuck in cig lighter adapter. Removed with pliers. Blew fuse?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by Bowtied, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Bowtied

    Bowtied Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Hey all, I removed a cig lighter adapter from my ride with a pair of needle nose pliers and now the lighter doesnt work anymore.

    I was wondering if i blew a fuse and if so where in the fuse box it is located to replace it.

    I looked at the diagram on the cover to the fuse box but couldnt really tell if ACCY was what i needed to replace. there were many of them.
  2. Bowtied

    Bowtied Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    can anyone tell me which fuse i might need to replace if i've blown a fuse because the lighter adapter in my car isnt working anymore.
  3. silverhobey

    silverhobey Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    just don't go sticking anything in the lighter....I think you could short out even more ....I am not sure where the Fuse for that would be.
    There should be an in-line fuse holder (glass-stlye) as they were designed to blow there instead of at the Main Fuse Box. They work
    off the same principle as other added Outlets in a lot of vehicles now.....good luck Brian
  4. billnorman

    billnorman Rockstar 100 Posts

    Let us know what year truck you have someone might be able to help.
  5. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts


    The 99-07 are under the hood that says cigar. I pulled mine mostly cuz I don't use it.
  6. Bowtied

    Bowtied Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Sorry should've specified its a 2004 Silverado with a Vortech 5.3L if that matters
  7. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog Member 2 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    Not sure where your fuze will be, under drivers side dash, behind passage side dash or under hood,,, could be marked power point, cig/lighter or acc...
    If it had the actual lighter in in when you got it will be lighter cig, if it had a flip top or rubber cover it will be a power point... hope that helps
  8. Bowtied

    Bowtied Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    are you asking what the cigarette lighter outlet looks like? On this particular model it was the one on the left side of the radio, and there is a top that flips over it.

    Some have suggested that its in the fuse area under the hood next to cigar. im going to check there first and report back.
  9. Bowtied

    Bowtied Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    ok i just checked the under hood fuse box (originally checked the one on the side of the driver side dash board. found the 15a blue fuse, and noticed it was weathered, but has not melted or broken showing any signs of blowing the fuse. The fuses i had on hand to replace with of the same 15a outsized the little fuse and could not be replaced, just to make sure that suspect fuse was not broken, but being that my replacements were too big i had to leave the old one installed.

    i have been having a host of electrical related problems with this truck that i think are related to water[rain] getting into cracked windows (twice) and covering the "twist knob" that operates the lights and dash lights. I have to leave them on "auto" or else if i turn to "on" 9/10 just the running lights come on, and im "headlight-less" until i "push" the knob really hard and it makes contact with whatever is going on in there and then the lights luckily come on (so i leave it in auto) but i'd really like a firm belief in my controls back!
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2012
  10. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 3 Years 1000 Posts

    People, come on! Easy fix...check your owner's manual. :rules: There will be a diagram in there that takes up a whole page. On the next page will be a list of all the fuses. It will tell you which one goes to the cig lighter. It may also be called something along the lines of an auxiliary power outlet. Worse case scenario, find your fuse boxes and start pulling them out, one by one (putting each one back where you got it before pulling the next one), until you find one that is blown. Replace any that are blown.

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