2001 Dakota, 4.7l v8 4x4.
Recently, I replaced the ignition switch...
Last time I'd used my in-truck fridge (and thus a power outlet) was
before this replacement.
Noticed today, that all three 12V power outlets are not working. Tried
replacing the fuse (#17 I think), didn't work.
What else could be causing these outlets to not work? Everything else
on the truck is working fine.
Where should I check to determine what the problem is?
Thanks for any help. No cold sodas for today's trip, alas!
They sell stuff called ice at the stores. You put some in a cooler with your
soda and it keeps it cold. It makes you so happy that you exclaim "Thank you
Jesus" and then he turns it into water.
Suddenly, without warning, beekeep exclaimed (21-Oct-06 5:08 PM):
Thanks for the education. Problem is, where I am it gets up to 40c/104f
quite often, and before I can say, "Thank you Jesus", it's turned to
warm water. Using a non-powered cooler slows the process down, but not
I think I see where Roy is going....did you try the frig plug in each of the
3 outlets? Try a different item...like the lighter. I've seen some plugs
that have a fuse inside the plug....maybe that's it.
Suddenly, without warning, jmc exclaimed (22-Oct-06 1:05 AM):
OOps, no, belay that. Just realized I'd never tested the cig lighter.
Ok, if that works, then it's just the two "power" outlets that aren't
working (one on dash, one in armrest).
duh! I don't smoke, so sometimes forget there's even an ash tray there.
Suddenly, without warning, Carolina Watercraft Works exclaimed
(22-Oct-06 5:27 AM):
Thanks to Mike S., I got 'em working again. He'd sent me an email
offline (had an attachment) to check the second fuse box in the engine
compartment. I'd never opened that & didn't know what was in there.
Sure 'nuff, the 20A fuse to the power outlets was blow. Replaced, and
all is well.
Some concern as to why it blew, but I'm not particularly worried unless
they keep blowing.
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