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Old 08-23-2005
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12V power point

Anyone know what would cause my 12V power point, located on my radio bezel, not to work? It hasnt worked since i've owned the truck, and i don't know where to start. Thanks.
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probably gremlins.

sell the truck.

seriously.
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It has a dedicated fuse but the fuse number varies by year. Possibly #22. Check your owner's manual.

If the fuse is OK, the 2-pin plug may not be connected to the back of the PP socket.
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probably gremlins.

sell the truck.

seriously.

Sell yours first
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Start with the fuse, #22 like rwenzing said. I replaced mine yesterday because I blew it.
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Check and see if its pluged in.. I forgot to plug mine in when I had the bezel off last...
::note to self-plug power point back in::
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Check and see if its pluged in.. I forgot to plug mine in when I had the bezel off last...
::note to self-plug power point back in::
^^^I have done the same thing
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When did they quit calling them cigarette lighters?
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When did they quit calling them cigarette lighters?
When they put a second one next to the cigarette lighter with a cap the says 12volt and called it a "powerpoint" lol.. I dont know about you but I've got one of each...
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Old 08-24-2005
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When did they quit calling them cigarette lighters?
My "Cigarette Lighter" works, but the "12V" doesnt. Just different so you know which is which. Thanks Ford!
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Well it's easy to figure out. If the fuse is good pull the bezel and disconnect the plug and check it with a test light. If it lights up it's the socket itself. It's just an easy 12V power & ground circuit.

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I have the same problem, checked the fuses and the plug on the rear of the power point. I find nothing wrong. Is there anything else it could be?
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Fuse :) I had the same problem. Now, the outlet works but the little push in lighter doesn't, go figure.
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Looking over the wiring diagrams it appears that the cigarette lighter must be compressed to allow it's filament to ground so current can flow (at least in newer models). The power point doesnít appear to me to work that way. I havenít tried to stick some other 12 volt device in the cigarette lighter to see what would happen.
If the fuses are fine and the connector is ok then perhaps it is the cigarette lighter itself has a problem-perhaps lost it's ability to ground.
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I like the fact that they put 2 in.....If i am charging my phone from the "power outlet" and i need it for something else i can use the cig. lighter.....

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I 've looked in my manual and can't find the fuse location.Does anybody know what # the powerpoint fuse is on an 06?
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The 2006 owners manual says that the Power Point is on fuse 34 in the PS kick panel. Page 164.
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It has a dedicated fuse but the fuse number varies by year. Possibly #22. Check your owner's manual.

If the fuse is OK, the 2-pin plug may not be connected to the back of the PP socket.
Thats what i was going to say. Mine stopped working one time and it was not plugged in on the back. I think mine rattled off wheeling.

Check the fuse first then take the radio bezel off and make sure its plugged in.
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Does any one know where i could pick up one of the plastic 12V plugs. I have no reason for the cigarette ligher and would rather have a plastic piece for it.
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Hows about something like this to fill both holes?
I will be doing that once I start on the interior. http://www.uprproducts.com/shopping/...BPoint%2BPlugs

Rick
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i had the same problem on my 2006 ranger it was the power point fuse #34,yellow 20A , important make sure check both sides of the fuse with a circuit tester or inspect it by taking it off,i have pics but i still dont know how to post them ,

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