I would check to see for a possible blown fuse.
Sounds like you don't have the smokers group lighter? I have the 300 lighter with no problems. Your lighters are probably not compatible with the 300. Suggest you buy a 300 lighter from the dealer.frank29 said:My power outlet (in center of dash, next to ashtray) now works with phone charger. However, everytime I put an actual cigarette lighter in the receptacle, it blows the fuse. The first couple of times, when inserting the lighter, I pushed it down to the "make it hot", bottomed out position. Every time it immediatedly blew the fuse. Next, one try only, I simply inserted the lighter to its "parked" position.....same result, blown fuse (now, this really is strange). After replacing the fuse, the outlet works fine with a phone charger.
The manual says this outlet will work with a lighter. The lighters I have tried came from a 1993 Ford & a 1989 Chrysler (these lighters still work in there "home" vehicle with no problems).
Please spare me comments about divine intervention...I know smoking is the stupidest thing I have done.
I have not bought a new lighter, I know 1) mutiple lighters in my possession are functioning & 2) my local auto parts store says if a lighter works in a 1960s era car it is the same as what is needed in a 2005.
Maybe I will do that just to eliminate doubt (although the owner's manual, which i just pulled out, does specifically say, on page 127, that the outlet will work with a conventional lighter).joey said:Suggest you buy a 300 lighter from the dealer.