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Old 01-15-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default My cigarette lighter fuse keeps blowing...

I replaced the fuse and as soon as I plugged something into it, it blew right away. What's wrong?! This is really irritating! Please help!
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: My cigarette lighter fuse keeps blowing...

sounds like you could have somthing in the outlet, a coin or broken off peice of an other outlet device.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:34 PM   #3
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Yeah It sounds like there is a short somewhere. Does it blow with just that device or with all devices? Make sure there's nothing metal in the socket.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: My cigarette lighter fuse keeps blowing...

First of all, did you install any electronics that are drawing power from the cig lighter or anything on that circuit?
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Default Re: My cigarette lighter fuse keeps blowing...

No, I don't have anything else plugged into it besides what goes into the cigarette lighter. Then I put a 20 Fuse in the place of the 15 for the cig lighter and worked with no problems...
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:29 PM   #6
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what are you using the cig lighter for?
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:32 PM   #7
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My Sirius Satellite Radio and then I'll switch between that and my iPod Transmitter and my GPS charger.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:54 PM   #8
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[quote author=BigJonMoo73 link=topic=165059.msg3504481#msg3504481 date=1263929240]
Then I put a 20 Fuse in the place of the 15 for the cig lighter and worked with no problems...
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You should never, never put a higher rated fuse then what is originally specified.

You run the risk of burning/melting wires.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:07 PM   #9
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do you have any other electrical add-ons in your car (e.g. sub-woofers, etc). I'm wondering whether any of those add-ons were tapped into your cig ligher circuit.
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[quote author=tonyzoomzoom link=topic=165059.msg3504766#msg3504766 date=1263938878]
do you have any other electrical add-ons in your car (e.g. sub-woofers, etc). I'm wondering whether any of those add-ons were tapped into your cig ligher circuit.
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I have a subwoofer, amp and what not. But, none of it is being run through the cigarette lighter. The things that I listed are the only uses I have for it.

What should I do if it keeps blowing the 15w fuses everytime I plug it in, when before it worked with no problems until recently?
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