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How do I change the front console power outlet ?

Fuses keep blowing. Want to add new one to see if it helps.

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If the fuses keep on blowing you have a short

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

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    leone C Mar 14, 2016

    If the fuses keep on blowing you have a short,or a melted wire touching the chassis grounding it,with a meter check for a ground continuity .hook one wire to the chassis or any ground the other one to the side of the fuse the has no power, take the fuse out check the two slots for 12v power, the ground test.is done with the fuse slot that has no power and chassis ground if it beep or has continuiry you got a short follow the wire from the fuse box to the cig lighter outlet, most times is the sleeve of the power out thats touching the power qire in the back

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