2001 Chysler Sebring LXI sedan 2.7 blows fuses within two days
Cigarette lighter fuse blows running ipod charger or radar detector within 3 days of Both dealership fix or repair shop fix for last 1 1/2 years. Has been replaced by dealer. where is the fuse, can it be increaces amps? can it be rewired with relative inexpense? College son's car and feel important for phone charge if he gets stranded. PLEASE HELP--Lori B.
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Usually your cigarette lighter is what is used to power the radar detector. If you want to add a 12 volt power port then you will need a multitester and check for a hot fuse on your fuse box that is not hot when the ignition is off, and wire your 12 volt power source into that.
Check to see if the fuse is blown, If it is pull out the cigar lighter and make there is nothing metalic in the socket shorting it out causing the fuse to fail. Now replace the fuse. Some cell phone chargers pull excessive amps when they get old and blow the fuse.
Check your fuse boxes - your drivers manual should show you where the fuse is located - there are several fuses that work with the cigarette lighter, one located inside the vehicle, left of the steering wheel, the other 2 located under the hood.
No need to pay a mechanic to do this, your owner's manual lists fuse replacements under "do it yourself maintenance" - My Toyota dealership quoted me $70+ to do this, when it cost me $5 to buy 5 fuses, now I have 4 spare.
Hope this helps.
HI. Here is the complete line up of specs concerning your vehicles front and rear tires. You did not post the trim line of this car, so I posted all models and tire combination's specified by the manufacture.
2001 Chrysler Sebring Lim 2 Door Convertible Front and Rear Tires P205/60R16 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2 Door Convertible Front and Rear Tires P205/65R15 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2 Door Convertible Front and Rear Tires P205/60R16 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2 Door Coupe Front and Rear Tires P205/55R16 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 4 Door Sedan Front and Rear Tires P205/65R15 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 4 Door Sedan Front and Rear Tires P205/60R16 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2 Door Convertible Front and Rear Tires P205/60R16 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2 Door Coupe Front and Rear Tires P215/50R17 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 4 Door Sedan Front and Rear Tires P205/60R16
Cell phone chargers commonly blow the fuses at the power points. It seems that our charger adaptors do not match the socket properly, and the positive part of the charger hits the negative of the socket, resulting in a blown fuse. If you have a charger, and it works, leave it in the socket. Don't take it with you. Repeated insertions of the adaptor to the socket magnifies this issue.