Cigarette lighter not working in my 2016 Nissan Maxima

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lrh2380
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Cigarette lighter not working in my 2016 Nissan Maxima

Postby lrh2380 » Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:57 am

I use my cigaretter lighter in the middle compartment as an outlet to charge my phone. It is not working. IS there anything I can do to fix it or are there other ways to charge phones with a usb outlet?


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VStar650CL
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Re: Cigarette lighter not working in my 2016 Nissan Maxima

Postby VStar650CL » Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:09 am

I assume you've checked the fuse, but did you check it with a test lamp? Visual inspection won't tell you if there's a problem upstream in your Accessory-2 Relay. If the fuse and power are both good, chances are you need a new socket. Nissan sockets have a thermal breaker inside that will kill the circuit if it overheats, but the breakers often get weak over time and fail to reset, causing the socket to go permanently open-circuit.


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