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Power outlets On a rental car - (no manual in car of course), neither power outlets work. I am sure all I need is a replacement fuse - what size, and where can I find a diagram so I know which fuse(s) need replacement? Help - I'm on vacation and not having a GPS is not helpful!

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    2009, AVIS rental, same thing. Where can I buy the 20 amp fuse? I'd replace the car with AVIS but I want to keep the same model and satellite radio.

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Its a 20 amp fuse in postion 20 in the rear fuse block which is located in the trunk on the drivers side just to the rear of the wheel well.

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