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Bostonian 03-12-2014 11:03 PM

cigarett lighter blowing fuses
 
I had a brand new 2014 JGC Limited 4x4 with 3.6V, with less than 300 miles. When I tried to plug in a dashcam, it blew the fuse. I plugged the dashcam into the power outlet at the center console, it worked just fine. Then I "borrowed" the fuse (couldn't find the micro fuses in any local store) from the rear power outlet, and it blew again!

Anyone has a similar experience?

In any case, I will bring it in to the dealer for a check up.

MBDiesel 03-13-2014 12:43 AM

Re: cigarett lighter blowing fuses
 
The designs of some plugs can cause a short in cigarette lighter outlets, but not auxiliary power outlets. Cig lighter outlets have a different kind of center contact that is larger than a normal aux power outlet due to the bimetal latching mechanism.

I've done this before in a Mercedes E320. My brother's Subaru even prohibits in the manual the use of anything but a cigarette lighter in its socket saying to use the aux outlet in the center armrest instead.

Bostonian 03-13-2014 11:06 AM

Re: cigarett lighter blowing fuses
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MBDiesel (Post 990773)
The designs of some plugs can cause a short in cigarette lighter outlets, but not auxiliary power outlets. Cig lighter outlets have a different kind of center contact that is larger than a normal aux power outlet due to the bimetal latching mechanism.

I've done this before in a Mercedes E320. My brother's Subaru even prohibits in the manual the use of anything but a cigarette lighter in its socket saying to use the aux outlet in the center armrest instead.

Thanks for the explanation. That explains it!

jwall04 03-13-2014 08:26 PM

I found the fuses at Advance Auto Parts. They are labeled ATR made by Bussman.

Jimbo107 11-13-2015 04:48 PM

Re: cigarett lighter blowing fuses
 
Bumping this old thread as I seem to have blown the fuse on my front center console power outlet.

What kind of fuse do I need to replace it?

jacko15 11-13-2015 11:31 PM

Re: cigarett lighter blowing fuses
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimbo107 (Post 1237768)
Bumping this old thread as I seem to have blown the fuse on my front center console power outlet.

What kind of fuse do I need to replace it?

Fuse list here: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/Misc/Fuses_2014_wk.pdf
Diagram here: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/Misc/wk2_pow...ng_diagram.pdf

Jimbo107 11-14-2015 10:50 AM

Re: cigarett lighter blowing fuses
 
Thank you

Coops68 11-16-2015 03:43 AM

Re: cigarett lighter blowing fuses
 
I had a cig lighter fuse blow on my 2014 GC Overland and found that an Aussie $2 coin fits perfectly into the socket and makes a wonderful high current conductor !
Is there any foreign objects or coins in your socket? Sounds a bit personal??
Good luck
Cheers
Mike


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