- posted 10 years ago
I have a Chevy Silverado 2007 classic. At some point yesterday,
probably due to plugging in too many gadgets into the auxiliary
outlet, it stopped supplying electricity.
Then I plugged in that stuff into the cigarette lighter, which went
out as well.
I then investigated the fuse box and found a blown fuse for the
cigarette lighter. It fixed the lighter.
However, I could not find a fuse for the auxiliary outlet and it
remained dead. I went through all 10 and 15 amp fuses and could not
find a blown one.
So, what am I missing in this story?
Also, I think that cigarette lighter style 12v connectors are not
really suitable for anything requiring more than a couple of amps. The
plug's end was very hot when I took it out (I would say at least
200F). It did not, however, have any signs of arcing.
So I would like to connect a terminal box to a battery, with probably
a 20A fuse, and mount that on my dash. Ideally, it would be good to
also have a switch on it. If there is some integrated product that
does that sort of thing, I would be interested, if not, I can make one