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Old February 13th, 2017, 12:28 PM   #1
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Radio fuse blows often and lighter socket is garbage. Best fix/upgrade?

The lighter socket sucks and things don't sit in there 100%. The radio (lighter) fuse may blow a few times a year if I use it.
1. Does this fuse power anything else?
2. Will replacing the socket with a different one fix the problem? If so is taking the old one out easy?
3. Where to get a quality socket? The auto stores universal parts are almost always garbage.
4. Can I upgrade this and should I relocate it and where to? It's in a bad spot where things don't like to fit and the wire to it is super skimpy.


I see other have the same issue on here. Never had this problem in any car I remember.
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Old February 13th, 2017, 07:02 PM   #2
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1. I don't believe there's anything else on that fuse.
2. Could be a short in the socket or wiring which in replacing yes should solve the issue. Taking it out is a sinch pull up the center and disconnect the leads.
3.factory replacements from the parts stores are decent quality
4. You could relocate it to the side of the council . Would make it a straight in plug instead of the angle of the factory location. May need to extend the leads though
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Old February 18th, 2017, 11:40 AM   #3
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Where abouts on the side do you think would be best?
I was thinking putting it to the back of the middle area where its at for years, but it looks like there probably isnt any room under the storage compartment do to the metal mounts. Could be wrong though.
Do you mean moving it into the side of upper console area where the stereo and fan controls are?
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Old February 19th, 2017, 03:46 PM   #4
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Basically anywhere along the lower console would work. There's a lot of room in front of the shifter below the upper console. Probably be best on the passenger side where the cords etc saunout of your way
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