2010 cigarette lighter fuse


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Spence
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2010 cigarette lighter fuse

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On my "new to me" 2010 1800 the cigarette lighter outlet located in the left hand compartment wasn't working. I tried to locate the corresponding fuse but couldn't see the correct one and they all looked good. I went to the dealer for new tires yesterday and asked them to look at it. They reported a bad fuse, replaced it so all good. But if it happens again which is the correct fuse?
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Re: 2010 cigarette lighter fuse

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Never Mind! It has a 3 A inline fuse located below that compartment on the left side. I just had to figure out how to remove the box. It's amazing what you can find out in the manual !!!!

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Re: 2010 cigarette lighter fuse

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One thing about that "cigarette lighter"... it cannot be used for anything except perhaps powering a cell phone or a GPS unit, if that. If you attempt to plug in an air pump or anything that draws any power at all, you will blow that 3 A fuse. A better solution that I have found is to replace that socket with a double USB outlet, made to perfectly slot in where that socket is now. Then you have two USB power outlets.
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That's a great suggestion, thanks. Can I just put a USB insert into the existing cig lighter socket or do I need to wire one in place of the existing socket?

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Re: 2010 cigarette lighter fuse

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If you can find a one that just plugs into the socket, it may work fine, but they do make total replacements for the cigarette lighter style one that you have. They are plug and play, and just need to be installed in the pocket and the wires plugged in where yours are now.

Here is a plug in one

https://www.primecables.ca/en/p-351880- ... #sku366890

And here, a replacement

https://www.amazon.com/Show-Chrome-Acce ... 9342&psc=1

The problem with the one that plugs into the socket is that it takes up a lot of space, and makes "in my opinion" an iffy connection. The replacement does not.
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Thanks V, going with the replacement.
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I have 2003 Wing which is new to me in 2017. I have run an air compresor off of this socket. Could mine have been modified or maybe overfused?
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Re: 2010 cigarette lighter fuse

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Magic23 wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 10:46 pm
I have 2003 Wing which is new to me in 2017. I have run an air compresor off of this socket. Could mine have been modified or maybe overfused?
Yes, I would bet so. The normal socket found in these front left pockets is directly plugged into wire that is too small to carry the kind of current required for a compressor or a ciggy lighter. If you can do it, then someone must have run heavier wires all the way back to the battery or to another stronger power source.


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