Hey all. New to the forums and new to Fords! My last car was a Vauxhall Corsa 07.
Anyway. I drive a 02 reg Focus that has two lighter sockets. One is on the dash, and the other is at the back of the centre piece (The bit the handbrake etc is on) facing the back middle seat. The one on the dash doesn't work (Didn't check the other one at this point)
I've decided i'm going to try and be manly and fix problems with this second hand car myself, but i'm not doing a great job so far!
I pulled down the glove box, and saw that on the back of my glove box it had a diagram for the fuse box. It told me number 36 (If i remember right) was the fuse for my lighter socket, and it was a 15amp.
I checked it out, and in that socket was a 7.5amp fuse. I headed to Halfords, asked them, got given the right fuse and headed to the car, determined!
I pulled the fuse out of it's place, in the slot that the diagram said it was in. I went to replace the fuse, and realised i had bought the wrong size (Doh!).
Then i had the bright idea to actually test the other lighter socket, and it worked! Now i was super confused. Not only do i now have one lighter socket working and one not working, but it was working when the fuse was out!
This leads me to believe that either A) The diagram is wrong or I should give up and ask a garage lol
There is a slot on the diagram, next to the lighter fuse one, that is empty. Nothing is supposed to be in there. But on my fuse box it has a light blue fuse with no amp written on it. Not sure why.
Anyway. Sorry for the long wall of text. Can someone point me in the right direction at what i am doing wrong? Or is it a simple case of the one on the dash being broken. The whole fuse diagram being wrong has thrown me to be honest.