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Radio/ingnition power outlet not working

The ignition power outlet quit. It seems like i blew a fuse b/c the radio quit at the same time although it still has lights, just no power/radio. I'm unsure if this is related, but the heat has taken longer and longer to warm up, finally ending up that it mostly blows cold air now. Could that be connected? the heat has been getting less for some time though, the power just happened a few weeks ago. thanks

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  • cyndi11 Nov 28, 2008

    Thanks for trying. I should have been more detailed in saying that i have checked the electrical center and there is no fuse for it there. There's also no fuse anywhere to be seen around the van interior. The manual says that there are some self reseting fuses that can only be serviced by dodge. Someone somewhere must know where they are and how to get to them. Thanks



  • cyndi11 Nov 29, 2008

    VERY good advice. Thanks. I actually did not check the fuses myself, my brother did. What's that old saying about if you want something done right........ However, the manual did say that particular outlet ran off a self resetting fuse that can only be serviced by dodge so i didnt push matters. They all are labled accordingly, with none for power outlet (according to my brother) I will check them all myself tonight and hopefully find a blown one.

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Hi Cyndi... Yes, you are most likely right about a simple fuse blowing out. Many different functions are typically driven off of one fuse. The fact you have more than one electrical device not working indicates you should indeed check all of your fuses. There is an "electrical center" located under the hood, next to the battery as well as a small assortment of fuses under the dash. All of these should be checked, as you cannot be absolutely sure which components are being shared by any particular fuse. Sometimes it's straightforward and sometimes it not, so please check them all.

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  • allenb28 Nov 29, 2008

    Hello again Cyndi.... Did you check all of the fuses in the electrical center? You state that "there is no fuse for it there" per your posting. Does this mean you simply cannot find a fuse with the appropriate name for the outlet and/or radio, or that you've checked each and every one and simply cannot find one that's actually bad/blown?

    I'm just trying to help you out in having you check each fuse before having someone charge you a lot of money for something you might possibly be able to fix yourself.

    Please check each fuse.. mini and max fuses. One of them just might be the one that supplies power to those components, even if it's not labeled accordingly. It's worthwhile to check the easy things first. If this posting doesn't apply to your situation, please kindly ignore. Thanks and good luck!

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