blown fuse on 2004 BMW 530i

why does my cigarette lighter fuse keep blowing out i have replaced it 3 times.

by in Fort Eustis, VA on December 03, 2011
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , December 03, 2011
You might have a short in the element part of the lighter itself or socket. But I need to ask a question do you use the lighter or are you using the socket to power a cell phone chager, GPS or similar equipment? If so, it might just be a short in the power cord to your equipment. I have seen this problem many times from cell phone car chargers. try a different cord if this is the case.
COMMENT by , December 03, 2011
I use for my gps and cell phone
ANSWER by , December 04, 2011
Torque wrench is absolutely correct. But I have seen children drop coins in the cigarette lighter socket and or the lighter socket to fail and short due to after market accessories like GPS and radar detectors.