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Does the 2002 century have a 12 volt outlet? My lighter will not take a plug in for a gps nor a phone charger!

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this is the cigar lighter receptacle causing the problem, take my word on this.

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Have you tried plugging something else into the socket before the phone charger? Try that and see if it blows as it could be the phone charger. If it does then you will need to replace the socket. Its an easy job and they are cheap.

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Probably a 15 to 20 amps..If you use the cigarette lighter does it also blow the fuse ,you may have a short in the circuit..It should be able to handle the GPS..Dont increase the fuse size,you can cause bigger problems

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