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Cigarette lighter

Just purchased a new lighter for my '68 Camaro with the single copper pin. How do you wire such a thing?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 13, 06:35 PM
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It's wired to the unit via the Fuse Block 'Lighter/Cigar' output - which is 'Hot' constantly ...
The wire color is Red/Orange and it is a single wire.

The 90-deg. plug adapter for the rear connection pin is available from some auto parts stores in the "HELP" section or from the 'repoppers' as a pig-tail to wire it up.
Or - you can use a standard Packard 'barrel' connector ...
It is included in the Dash loom when using an original or replacement harness.

Believe it or not, I bought the last complete base and plug I needed at Summit Racing for @$4

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Re: Cigarette lighter

Thank you! I replaced all my wiring with a Painless 18 circuit Camaro/firebird harness. It has been easy so far but its the little stuff.

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Re: Cigarette lighter

What John said, but to add to that be sure it has a good ground to the dash surface it mounts to, thats the other end of the circuit. Add a bunch of paint or rust on the dash and the lighter won't work.

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Little of subject.....
the camaro has the lighter wired live, like the brakelights....and Im used to old classic cars for everyday transport....
The borrowed a friends modern car, put the garmin nuvi into the lighter and its not live...only live with key on
When did cars change?
1/2 by thinking about putting the lighter on the camaro onto a ign on only circuit.

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The past two jeeps I have had (95 & 06) all had one or two "power outlets" that were live all the time and the other two or three of them were only at ignition.


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Make sure you have a good connection on the lighter connection. They produce alot of heat and the connection will melt or corrode over time.

You might take a pair of pliers and squash the connector a little bit to make it tighter.

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Little off subject.....
the camaro has the lighter wired live ... borrowed a friends modern car, put the garmin nuvi into the lighter and its not live...only live with key on
When did cars change?
...
Oh, about 10~15 years ago - where you been ( J/K )

My 2004 Trailblazer has two (2) 'Lighter outlets' right under radio - one is 'key-on' switched and the other is 'live' "hot" all the time, for accessories/chargers.
Thought it was weird when I got the vehicle, now I'm used to it ...
It also has three (3) others (for five (5) total - have no idea who fingered this option out ...) two (2) in the rear console for passenger use, and one more way in the back on side panel - all of these are "hot" all the time ...
BTW - not one of these had a 'Lighter' in it when I received the vehicle new from the dealer - just covers over them. Years later while I was digging through the little compartment in the side panel (to finally check if there was a Jack and Tire-iron before a trip ) I found a sealed bag with two 'lighters' and a funny round 'ashtray' thingy to put in one of the Cup Holders - for the Smokers I guess, but never would have looked there for it ...

Our new Traverse has all the lighter outlets "hot" all the time - and even the 110vac outlet is 'hot' with the Key-Off

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Make sure you have a good connection on the lighter connection. They produce alot of heat and the connection will melt or corrode over time.

You might take a pair of pliers and squash the connector a little bit to make it tighter.
They can produce a lot of heat at the connection if it is 'iffy' ...
I usually put some Conductive Paste (as used for home.Ind. wiring) on the connections for items like this to assure a great connection through their life.
Never have had a problem after starting this procedure.
"Squashing" most connectors causes the connection to have smaller localized contact points and will/can cause more trouble with 'heat' at the connection as just a poor connection.

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