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Old 04-11-2019, 05:09 PM
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Hi everyone,

Recently the 12v socket to the right of the shifting **** keeps shorting and blows the fuse after I plug my usb charger in. The charger itself has no problem because it works OK on both backseat 12v sockets. Has anyone had similar issues? I would appreciate any suggestions to diagnose since I don't wanna run back and forth to the dealership...
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did you try looking into the socket with a flashlight to see if a piece of metal is dislodged causing it to short to ground when someone is inserted into it?
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Yeah that's exactly the problem! The metal ring top of my usb charger fell off and got stuck in between the side and bottom which is causing the short. I didn't notice that initially until I take a look at other sockets because the metal ring looks like part of the socket lol.
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cool. yeah that is exactly what it sounded like was happening. basically that is the only way you can get a result like you described is having some piece of metal in there lol
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