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I believe they are called auxiliary power outlets. Your owners manual has this info, which fuse does what.
I looked at your owners manual, it says you have a fuse block in the trunk, driver side. Hopefully the access panel for the fuse box is labeled, fuse--20 for auxiliary power outlets, if the problem is a fuse.
If you need a picture of that fuse box, holler.
Normally this would be in your owners manual. The power for the outlets may be on the same circuit with the horn. On some models there is an accessory relay that handles the outlets. There should be a 20amp fuse in the box in the engine compartment that feeds the circuit. You may have to check all of the 20amp fuses to find it.
There should be a cig lighter-accessory relay in the box near the battery. It is powered by a 9amp fuse and a 20amp fuse. The 20amp fuse is in the same box with the relay. These fuses and relay power the front and rear outlets.
Hi, that fuse is in the box under the hood. See pic below. I think it's fuse 32. Fuse 45 also powers those outlets but also power a lot of other circuits. The fuse for the outlet in the very back of the car is on the interior fuse panel, #14. All of this information is in your owners manual. You can download the manual here: http://www.extendedgmwarranty.com/owners-manual/buick/2002-Buick-Rendezvous.pdf
I suggtes check the position CIG LTR for Cigarette Lighter. The underhood fuse block in the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle near the battery. Lift the cover for access to the fuse/relay block.
To remove fuses, hold the end of the fuse between your thumb and index finger and pull straight out.
You mean there seems to be no power to the vehicle's lighter unit outlet.
This lighter unit outlet is normally wired through its own fuse so check the fuse panel in the car for a blown fuse. If blown it must be replaced with a fuse of the correct amperage. The owner's manual will show you where the fuse is located.
Before you check the fuse just check the cigarette lighter outlet with another plug-in device if you have one such as a portable 12 volt tire compressor or a 12 volt plug-in auxiliary light. It could be that if you are using a charger from the outlet, the charger plug or wiring may be faulty rather than the car's power outlet itself. (These outlets don't usually give trouble unless the wiring has been messed with or the outlet itself has been damaged or abused).
If no device works from the lighter power outlet check the fuse as it may be blown.
The owners manual states 'do not plug accessories into the cig. lighter.' They are only to be plugged into the 'power point' outlets. This is probably why the fuse blew, it can't handle accessories. You need to replace fuse #41 with a 20 amp fuse. This fuse also controls the OBDII diagnostic port, so until it's replaced, you won't be able to scan for check engine codes. If you need a replacement manual, you can download one for free at the official Ford site.