WHY DOES MY CIGARETTE LIGHTER KEEP BLOWING FUSES?

  • Tiny
  • Newhavenmama
  • 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!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 2:35 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 41,600 posts

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.

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 3:40 PM

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