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JD 140 Cigarette lighter information for you.

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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2018 - 08:49 AM

If you have a JD 140 with the cigarette lighter, I found this out. I have knowen about this for awhile. I wanted to put a flashing light on the JD because of where I live. The people that drive up and down the road are mostly nuts. So I wanted to make myself and the tractor more visible while cleaning snow at the end of my driveway. I went to princess auto and bought a flashing light with the end that plugs into a power outlet. It was on sale too.
I knew the cigarette lighter didn't work on the tractor at this time , but I knew how to fix it. There is a manual resettable breaker built into the cigarette lighter. There is a all hole in the back of it that you push a small pin or wire in until you hear a click. This rests the lighter and you will have power there. I also cleaned up the connections in the lighter too while I was at it.
The way I found this out was, it was in the service book I have. It's nice to have the manuals. So, I hope this helps somebody out. May apply to other cigarette lighters also.


You have to take the battery out to reset the lighter, and I hung a wire in the tractor for this purpose.

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Posted January 17, 2018 - 09:39 AM

it is very helpful to have a service manual thanks for the pictures

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Posted January 17, 2018 - 10:10 AM

I have a copy of the SM-2093 which is for the above 30001 units. Nice info to know!

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Posted January 17, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Thanks for sharing, that’s one of those little things that someone will struggle
to figure out and you look like a genius if you can help.
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Posted January 18, 2018 - 06:14 PM



I also had a JD 140 with a cigarette lighter, and using the manual found out how to reset it. I had a cab for the 140, and used a small fan that plugged into that socket to try to keep the cab windshield clear in the winter. I also tried to power an old car radio and speaker that I mounted on the tractor. The lighter socket powered them fine, but neither really did what I wanted. Not enough air movement by the fan, and too noisy a tractor for the radio.



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