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2008 tacoma Power outlet fuse keeps blowing

Discussion in 'North East' started by bmaynar2, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Aug 1, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    bmaynar2

    bmaynar2 [OP] Member

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    Hello,

    I just bought a 2008 toyota tacoma when i was visiting lexington kentucky last week. Anyways it is a very sharp truck and so far I love it. However i am having a problem. The fuse behind the coin holder for the cig lighter and power outlet keeps blowing. It blows as soon as i plug anything in the power outlet. So i got a splitter deal and used the cig lighter outlet to run my siruis radio and high range transmitter for it. Neither of them draw much power. It worked on the cig outlet for 3 days. I unpluged it to re-route my wires. When i plugged it back in it blew the fuse again. I have replaced that fuse 5 times now. I even upgraded it to a 25 and it still keeps blowing. Im almost certain there has to be a skinned wire inside the dash or something that is causing it to short out when i plug something in. If anyone else has had this problem can you please tell me how you fixed it. This is getting very annoying.

    If not does anyone know how i can take the power outlet out to check it.

    Thanks,
    Bobby
     
  2. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    kristonex

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    Is it the same thing you are plugging in thats blowing the fuses or have you tried multiple things. It could be your siruis radio and high range transmitter that has a short in it somewhere. Check with a meter to see if you have continuity to ground in your power outlet.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    desertdude59

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    Dont put a bigger fuse in there. You'll burn up the wiring.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    kristonex

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    yeah you definitely DO NOT want to do that.
     
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