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12V accessory plug is dead


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#1 Stevo F

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:34 PM

When going to charge my cell phone today I realized that the 12V lighter plug in our 2005 OBS doesn't work (tried 2 different working cell phone chargers). Never one of these go bad before- unlikely it's got its own fuse. Any other likely culprits or can you just buy another plug and wire it in?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:48 AM

In my outback, power mirrors are the only other thing on that fuse. I'd start with checking the fuse...



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:11 AM

Check fuse first. Could have had a penny dropped in it at some point and blew the fuse.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:22 AM

I had the same issue on my Impreza. Fuse was blown.

#5 Stevo F

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

Thank you all. I'll definitely check the fuse- hopefully that simple. Hasn't worked int he 6 months that we've the car, so maybe the PO did short it out somehow and never replaced the fuse.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

well, there is a 'general' fuse but, on the back of the port itself, there is a fuse/overheat cut-out so, the fuse in the fuse block could be good and still have a dead port. Probably have to remove the port from the trim and replace it.



#7 Stevo F

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:06 PM

Ugghhh... It was actually the phone charger after all. Did check the fuse and it was good.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:10 PM

I made a cheap light bulb tester for those sockets. It's a cheapo plug and a 194 wedge bulb socket from the auto parts store. Plug it in and if the light comes on then its getting power. If the light blinks or comes on when I wiggle the plug some the socket is cruddy and needs to be cleaned/replaced.




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