why does my cigarette lighter fuse keep blowing out i have replaced it 3 times.
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2004 BMW 530i Question: blown fuse
Answer #1torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, December 03, 2011, 19:10Master
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.
Replytahir1970, December 03, 2011, 20:26Rookie
I use for my gps and cell phone
Answer #2patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 04, 2011, 03:53Master
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.