Cigarette lighter fuse keeps blowing

Tiny
JAVON32
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
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Can I be using the wrong lighter for my socket cause it blow the fuse. But if I plug in a car charger it doesn't blow the fuse.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2020 AT 3:15 PM

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Tiny
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If it fits in the outlet then it is most likely not the wrong lighter. It is most likely shorted and it draws too much current. That is what blows a fuse is when a load in circuit is drawing too much current. So it appears the lighter itself is the issue if a charger doesn't blow the fuse. I would just go ahead and replace the lighter.

Let me know if you have questions. Thanks
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Friday, April 3rd, 2020 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
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Thank you.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2020 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome. Please come back to 2CarPros if you need info about anything else. Thanks
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Saturday, April 4th, 2020 AT 9:06 AM

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