Mechanics

WHY DOES MY CIGARETTE LIGHTER KEEP BLOWING FUSES?

2005 Chevrolet Venture • 14,500 miles

Hi ~
About a year ago, the fuse for my cigarette lighter blew (2 cigarette lighters underneath radio in front).I replaced it and it worked fine for about 6 months. Then it blew again. The next one lasted about 4 months. The next one lasted 2 months. And just recently I had one blow after about a week and then one blow after only 1 day!

They are used mainly for cell phone charges and ipod fm transmitter.

I realize its not going to do any good to keep replacing the fuses as there is a problem somewhere. Can you shed some light? While I can survive without my cell phone charger. My son cannot survive without his ipod music! : )

Thanks!
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Newhavenmama
October 9, 2012.



You'll have to check for a bare wire or something in the cigarette lighter itseld. It may just be bad as well and need replacing.

Hmac300
Oct 9, 2012.