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why am i blowing 12volt outlet fuses?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Yota1, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Jul 2, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Yota1

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    I am trying to put my siruis radio in my tacoma. I run it every day all day in my work van. Every time I plug it into the tacoma, I blow the fuse. There is nothing else plugged in. I have never blown a fuse in my van.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    What size is the fuse?
     
  3. Jul 2, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    15 amp
     
  4. Jul 2, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    It could be the ACC SKT relay. Have you tried pluging anything else in and seeing what happens?
     
  5. Jul 2, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    Yota1

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    my BB charger works fine, the garmin gps works fine too, cig lighter also works. obviously when the fuse is good, the only thing that pops it is the siruis unit, but i can take it and put it right into my van and its fine
     
  6. Jul 2, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Wow, very strange indeed. There is no way that thing should be drawing more than 15 amps. I am kinda stumped on this one. Maybe it's the plug end of the Sirus unit.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    Same thing happens to me, although it usually happens when I need to top off my tires using a small air compressor.

    I had the truck for four years and never had to replace a single fuse, but this year I've gone through 4 of them just trying to pump up my tires. Everything else works (phone charger and gps) in the outlets without any problems. It works just fine when I put in a brand new fuse and every now and then I'll go to use it and immediately blows the fuse.

    At first I thought I had a bad bunch of fuses but they always do work when I replace them.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    BrokenTusk

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    could be the plug in the the Sat radio is grounding out somehow??
     
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