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hey guys I have a 1998 95th anniversary RG ... can anyone tell me why when I push my cigarette lighter in I lose my turn signals, brake lights and speed gages.... this is starting to piss me off to no end... 3 times now im replacing fuses.... ???? please help....
 

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Confirm that you are replacing with correct amp fuse - yes you maybe replacing it with the same as what was there before, but that may not be the correct amp either. Then trace the wires running to the lighter and look for damage.
 

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I don't know if i have an answer for you or not, but have you tried a different cig lighter? Any short in the coil on the cig lighter itself will change the resistance, causing it to draw more amps.
try using one from your car or buying a new one..
Or there might be a short somewhere in the wiring going to the back of the cig lighter. Chaffed or pinched wire on the wiring harness?

I also have heard that many of the cig lighters were wired in reverse from the factory, so swapping wires on the back of the cig lighter may help too.
Im no expert, just giving you some things to check.
 

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I don't know if i have an answer for you or not, but have you tried a different cig lighter? Any short in the coil on the cig lighter itself will change the resistance, causing it to draw more amps.
try using one from your car or buying a new one..
Or there might be a short somewhere in the wiring going to the back of the cig lighter. Chaffed or pinched wire on the wiring harness?

I also have heard that many of the cig lighters were wired in reverse from the factory, so swapping wires on the back of the cig lighter may help too.
Im no expert, just giving you some things to check.
Sounds like a good place to start. Cig lighters don't last for ever. Also take some compressed air and blow out the female part of the lighter.
 

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I don't know if i have an answer for you or not, but have you tried a different cig lighter? Any short in the coil on the cig lighter itself will change the resistance, causing it to draw more amps.
try using one from your car or buying a new one..
Or there might be a short somewhere in the wiring going to the back of the cig lighter. Chaffed or pinched wire on the wiring harness?

I also have heard that many of the cig lighters were wired in reverse from the factory, so swapping wires on the back of the cig lighter may help too.
Im no expert, just giving you some things to check.
Sounds like a good place to start. Cig lighters don't last for ever. Also take some compressed air and blow out the female part of the lighter.
 

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thanks again

thanks for all the input ... ill give it all a shot here ... as far as not smoking anymore, I wish it was that easy.... but ill try that too... guys stay safe.... thanks again ... let ya know how I made out...
 
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