How many wires to your Cigarette Lighter?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by cabron, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. cabron

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    The book is showing red/black to the back of the lighter and a ground on the sleeve. Yet mine has (up until now) functioned with just the red/black hooked up and no ground (I believe). There isnt any wire around my dash that would facilitate the ground on the sleeve so I'm a little confused. Should I be getting voltage from the red/black with my multimeter at all times or am I off here???
     
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    The sleeve could be your ground. In fact if it is functioning, that must be what is grounding the circuit.
     
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    On my '81 there is only one wire connected, and the assembly is grounded to the bulkhead
     
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    Well it was functioning until a week ago.
     
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    Depending on year and wiring, you should get voltage at all times or only when the key is on. Ground is through the dash. If you have voltage and a good ground connection, you may have a bad socket.
    Good luck,
    Dan
     
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    fuse?


    :)
     
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