Camry Sedan L4-2.0L (3S-FE) (1987)
Cigarette Lighter: Technical Service Bulletins
Interior - Cigarette Lighter Service
April 10, 1998
CIGARETTE LIGHTER SERVICE
When receiving customer complaints to repair the lighter or lighter socket, please carefully investigate the cause of the failure to prevent further
occurrences. If the customer uses the wrong size lighter element or power accessory plug, damage may occur to the lighter socket. When applicable,
instruct the customer to replace the lighter element with original equipment components or to use an appropriate sized accessory plug. Dimensional
information included within this document will instruct you on component specifications.
Determine if the lighter is original equipment by using the specifications shown.
If the vehicle has a non-genuine lighter element, it has the possibility to cause a short circuit between the lighter element and the lighter
socket, which can result in an open fuse.
A non-genuine lighter element may cause a rattle or bend the socket bimetal contacts.
If a non-genuine lighter element is being used, advise the customer to use an original equipment element.
If the lighter element is original equipment and the lighter socket is bent or pulled out of the dash, please ask the customer about the accessory
plug being used in the lighter socket.