no power in the power adapter

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Matt Fischer, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Matt Fischer

    Matt Fischer Guest

    I have a 2001 Outback and my cigarette/power adapter has no power. The
    green LED that is behind it is working fine. I have removed the panel
    from the dashboard, but I have not figured out how to get the lighter out of
    the dashboard panel. Does anyone have any ideas on why its not working and
    how to remove it from the dash panel?
    Matt Fischer, Jul 3, 2005
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  2. Matt Fischer

    mulder Guest

    First, check the fuse for it which should be in the underdash fuse
    box. If that is good, the internal fuse in the lighter itself may be
    blown. In that case you need a new lighter.
    mulder, Jul 3, 2005
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  3. Matt Fischer

    Matt Fischer Guest

    Not to be a total idiot (which I am when it comes to fixing
    cars), but where is the underdash fuse box? I did look in t he user
    manual for fuses, but I didnt see any reference to it.


    PS - I did figure out how to remove the lighter portion.
    Matt Fischer, Jul 3, 2005
  4. Matt Fischer

    mulder Guest

    There are two fuse boxes, one under the driver side dash and one under
    the hood. I'm not sure exactly where yours is in the OB, but in my WRX
    it's behind the coin tray under the lower left dash. Pull the tray out
    and the fuses are behind that. Also IIRC there are other things on
    that circuit so if the fuse did blow you might notice something else
    not working.
    mulder, Jul 3, 2005
  5. Matt Fischer

    Matt Fischer Guest

    Found it, in the same place as yours. Indeed the fuse was
    blown. Of course, I had every fuse type but 20, and had to go buy one,
    but the cigarette lighter is working now. The only other device on the
    circuit is "Remote controlled rear view mirrors" whatever that meant,
    and thats why I didnt notice most likely.

    Thanks for the info.
    Matt Fischer, Jul 3, 2005
  6. Matt Fischer

    mulder Guest

    Glad to see you got it working. The remote mirrors refers to the
    electric controls for the mirror adjustments, which you may or may not
    have on your car.
    Take a close look at whatever you have been plugging in there as the
    fuse didn't blow for no reason. There may be a physical problem with
    the power plug on one of your devices, or you may have tried to pull
    too much current from the lighter.
    mulder, Jul 3, 2005
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