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2004 BMW 530i Question: blown fuse

 

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tahir1970, Fort Eustis, VA, December 03, 2011, 14:16
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why does my cigarette lighter fuse keep blowing out i have replaced it 3 times.

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    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, December 03, 2011, 16:10
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    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.

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    tahir1970, December 03, 2011, 17:26
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    I use for my gps and cell phone

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 04, 2011, 00:53
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    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.

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