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Old Nov 4th, 2012, 11:53 AM
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United-Kingdom HELP - how do intake the Cigarette Lighter fuse out

Hi there, desperately in need of some help here.

The plug on my Tom Tom came apart yesterday and left a metal tip and nut in the cigarette lighter well. I managed to fish these out but in the process managed to blow the fuse I think.

I think I have identified be fuse but how the Fk do I get it out, tried tweezers but they are in so tight and I don't want to poke about too much in case I blow the electrics.

Bloody inconvenient, sat nav is now dead and I need it to get back out of London tomorrow morning !!!!!!

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Old Nov 4th, 2012, 01:24 PM
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Manual says Fuse no.42 and its a 20amp at the junction box fuse panel in the footwell which then goes back to the fuse box Fused link no.60 which is a 125amp under the bonnet near the battery.
The blade type fuse, you should be able to put a finger nail under each end and wiggle it out of place.
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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 10:34 PM
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It might have welded it's self in when it blew.
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Thanks guys.

Couldn't get the damn thing out, in so tight and flush with the fuse board at the edges so I couldn't get my nails in the edges.

Called Mini and asked, apparently you need a special tool - which is housed in the fuse board, red and about an inch at one and and half an inch at the other.

Had a look but there is nothing like that there at all so I ended up going to Halfords to get one, the one I got was too big for some of the really smaller fuses but managed to get the offending one out.
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Pity you had to go and buy a tool, but at least you did the job yourself
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It was only 1.99 but it was just the hassle having to go and get one when the Cooper garage told me there was one in the fuse board. Just as we'll I wasn't stranded somewhere.
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What about long nose pliers? They usually just as good as the plastic tools.
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Quote: Originally Posted by fleck (original)
What about long nose pliers? They usually just as good as the plastic tools.

I would think the idea of using a plastic tool would be if you catch or contact some other metal parts whilst trying to remove the fuse you wont end up blowing more fuses, using pliers you would be safer disconnecting the battery first to be on the safe side then have the hassle of resetting things once the jobs done?
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Yes - I was very wary just trying with a pair of tweezers.
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