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12 volt power outlet are not working
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most likely just replace it. You could pull the fuse and then use a small screwdriver to try and pull the tabs inside the receiver in toward the center a little. It could be that repeated insertion and extraction of the lighter or accessory plug has bent them outward enough that they're not making sufficient contact to power what you plug in. If that doesn't work, replace it and then put the fuse back in.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
SOURCE: HOW TO REMOVE 12 VOLT OUTLET
Are you talking about the cigar lighter in the center black panel, or the power point to the right of the radio ?
The center one, you need to pull the trim panel off. Open the ask tray, and give it a yank in both lower corners ( one at a time ) it is hard to do the first time, but there are 6 ( 8? ) spring clips holding it on.
Once you have the trim panel off, the cigar lighter is held in place by a plastic ring from the back. You need to push in the pins to get it off the back ( after unplugging the socket connector ).
To get to the power point, you need to do the same with trim panel removal, and push from the back of it. There are pins holding it into the silver dash panel.
If the fuse for the cigar lighter or power point ( 2 different fuses ) is already dead, just used needle nose pilars to pull the parts out. had the same thing with my Nuvi plug the first time. It is the fuse and nose for the fuse that is left in there.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
probably a broken wire near the drivers door where it opens and closes when you find the almost broken wire it is important to have it soldered and shrink tubed
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
im sure of a fuse somewere and its probably a large one.
if the unit shorts it has to have a fuse first thing.
you may find a fuse under the hood in the fuse box.
and then you may find a fuse in the unit itself .
the other thing is to remove it and connect it to another car battery.
if you have a bad unit then a salvage yard in your area should have one.
also test the power in your car going to the unit.if its set to run all the time then theres a fuse at the battery or the fuse box.
one other thing is check for recalls
you may get lucky.
hope this helps
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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