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My wife is getting about a week to 10 days of life in the 20 amp fuse that feeds the cigarette lighter. She told me she tried to install a new one yesterday and it arced from the fuse box to the fuse while she was holding it in her hand and fried it. I know it is a constant hot circuit but that seems a bit much. She is using the lighter recepticle to charge her cell phone but nothing else. I havent had a chance to troubleshoot myself yet but she says the housing is lose in the console. Any thoughts?
 

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If you're blowing fuse's with nothing hooked up .. you have a short ! sounds like the cig lighter has seen better days maybe grounding out .. pull wire off cig lighter & see if problem goes away.. if so replace cig & tell wife to becarful when putting charger in to new one :D
 

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It may not be the cigarette lighter. That's a courtesy circuit that runs a few things that are always hot. Things such as the courtesy lights under the dash, the dome light, aftermarket radio memory, and a clock. Maybe the clock it shorting, maybe the dome light burnt the wire, wherever it is the wire has a short to ground.
 

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To add, I would suggest getting a wiring diagram and go from there. It doesnt work well if you dont know what color the wire is and what items are part of a circuit.
 

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Ive got manual for it, i just havent had a chance to investigate it as i work nights and weekends are chock full of projects. The listing on the fuse box lid says it also feeds a remote trunk lid switch but we dont have that. Looks like i need to do some digging behind all that plastic. Thanks for the tips!
 
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