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Barmanvarn 06-25-2012 06:13 PM

12v accessory outlet quit working
The 12v accessory outlet in my JK has stopped working. Yes, it was working until last week and yes I know I have to have the key on. :)

My first thought was that I blew a fuse but I'm not seeing a fuse dedicated to this outlet. Is there a fuse and I just can't read or has anyone else run into this issue?

I don't want to take it to the stealership if it's a simple fix.


blackbelt 06-25-2012 06:28 PM

Should be a fuse, but shouldn't warranty cover any issue like this?

Barmanvarn 06-25-2012 06:28 PM

Ah, third time's the charm. Found the blown fuse. For future reference, it's a 20 amp fuse in slot M36.

Question: The only thing I recall doing differently w/ this outlet lately is I used a cigarette lighter in it. Was this it just a fluke that the fuse blew? or is using a lighter in the outlet a very bad idea?


DFW6ER 06-25-2012 07:00 PM

did you get the smoker's package? I'm not sure that outlet is supposed to use a cigarette lighter or just be a pure 12V power source

Barmanvarn 06-25-2012 07:13 PM

I did not get the smokers package. But I found that on long trips with the top down I sometimes wanted to light a cig so I bought a lighter to use in the outlet. I used it a few times over a month's time before the fuse blew.

That being said I bought a torch lighter to keep in the Jeep that should solve my prob.

DFW6ER 06-25-2012 07:22 PM

yeah...I bet it's the lighter. Glad it didn't melt anything in the 12V outlet.

spankinkopita 06-25-2012 07:30 PM

There is a difference when you buy an accessory plug after market from a cigarette lighter plug, looks like s ceramic disk in the back of the outlet

michaeltoc 11-21-2012 10:04 AM

I've blown the fuse 3 times, but all I'm using it for is a cell phone charger.

SilverSport 11-21-2012 10:13 AM

If you get the Smoker's Package, the lighter plugs into this outlet; not sure why aftermarket lighter would blow a fuse.

bbtj 11-21-2012 04:18 PM

Take it in

Originally Posted by michaeltoc (Post 3018225)
I've blown the fuse 3 times, but all I'm using it for is a cell phone charger.

If that is all you are using it for and you haven't tied anything else into that circuit, you've got an electrical problem. If it's still under warranty, take it in and let the dealer chase down the gremlins.

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