Cigarette Lighter Elements

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What is a cigarette lighter element?

A cigarette lighter element is a heating element in a cigarette lighter, typically located in a vehicle’s dashboard, which is used to heat a metal coil. This metal coil is designed to create a spark that causes a flame when a button is pressed.

What is the purpose of a cigarette lighter element?

The purpose of a cigarette lighter element is to generate a spark that will ignite a flame to light cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or other smoking materials.

How do I determine if my cigarette lighter element is faulty?

To determine if your cigarette lighter element is faulty, press the button. If there is no spark, no flame appears, or the lighter does not work, then the element is likely faulty.

Can a faulty cigarette lighter element cause damage?

Yes, a faulty cigarette lighter element can cause damage to the vehicle’s electrical system.

How do I replace a cigarette lighter element?

To replace a cigarette lighter element:

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the cigarette lighter from the dashboard.
  3. Unscrew the metal casing.
  4. Remove the faulty element and replace it with a new one.
  5. Reassemble the metal casing and reinstall the cigarette lighter in the dashboard.
  6. Reconnect the negative battery cable.