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Car accessory outlet

My Honda CRV front accessory outlet does not work since I have plugged in my Tomtom GPS receiver. Honda dealer says that my car cannot support the Tomtom unit and therefore a fuse blew because of amperage overload. The rear accessory outlet does work with my cell phone charger but I did not put the Tomtom charger in there for fear of blowing that fuse.. I do not want to go to the Honda dealer for repair until I determine whether the Tomtom charger cannot be used in the CRV accessory outlet specifically since the service dept. told me that it draws too much power and therefore blows a fuse. I am a woman of certain age but I can't bring myself to stick my hand in that fuse box to look at fuses. What do you think is the truth? It is a 15 amp fuse according to my service handbook.

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  • Grandma Mar Jan 24, 2008

    You did not answer my question. Can the Tomtom blow the fuse on the 2006 CRV front accessory outlet? It is a 15 (volt or amp?) fuse. Aren't all accessory outlets the same? My Tomtom charges well on a Nissan Murano with no fuse problem.

  • Grandma Mar Jan 29, 2008

    Yes, thanks. Checked the fuse, it is fine. There is no power in the accessory outlet which makes one think of a wiring problem which the Honda dealer was not going to tell me about. Will go to another dealer. Thanks again, good answer.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    I just bought a 1992 subaru with intent of using my gps system in it but the accessory outlet doesn't work. I then looked in the book provided with the car and it says that it might not work for anything other then the cigarette lighter. My questions are will it work with a GPS system if I fix it? How do you fix the outlet? Would there be another way around charging my GPS system in this car?

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The power cord for the Tomtom actually step down the voltage from 12v to 5v. The power chord is also rated at 2A so if the CRV power accessory can't supply 5v at 2A then I would suggest that you find another dealership to have them look at why the fuse is blowing.

Tomtom interal battery is usually 3.7v at 1800mAh or 1.8A.

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You might be able to go to a local car parts place and have a nice guy check it put for you

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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    Cary Farah Jan 24, 2008

    no they are not all the same.

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