12v Cab Socket not working

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  1. Dogsense

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    Help Please from all you cleaver Funsters.
    Fiat Ducato 2012, 12v Cab Power Socket (not the cigar lighter) stopped working,.
    Checked 15A Fuse and it's OK. What else can be the problem?
     
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    A loose wire or replace the fuse again sometimes look ok but have blown, test the fuse with a meter. Pete
     
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    Thanks Peter, I swopped fuses but still no power in the socket.
     
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    Are you 100% sure of it being the right fuse ? Check all fuses.
     
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    How are you testing the socket? If you are plugging something in it may be the fuse in the plug, it will have one, test with a meter to a good earth. :)
     
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    Sorry, can't help, but can sympathise - we blew all 4 12 amp sockets in the MH (rogue satnav) & it's a real sod getting at the fuse box under the hood for the ones in the cab!
     
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    Where does your manual say the fuse is?
    On my 2008 both sockets are on fuse 44 20amp, fuse box in cab drivers side
     
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    Google tells me that yes it is the engine compartment fuse box
    F14 should be 15A and F15 10A. Power and cig socket respectively.
     
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    Do you have a circuit breaker on your van? We've tripped ours when moving items in the cupboard where it is located and lost 12v power to a couple of sockets.
     
  10. Dogsense

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    I plugged a phone charger in the cigar lighter wich worked then in the power socket and not working.
    Used the horn fuse (also 15A) instead of the socket fuse - not working. Put the socket fuse in the Horn - working. So not a fuse fault.
    Need to get a Multi Meter. Any recommendations?
     
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    Yes I checked the F14 fuse wich according the manual is the power socket fuse.
     
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    Don't rely too much on the manual. The fuses for my two dash sockets are the opposite way round to what the manual says.
     
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    always check with a meter what are you plugging in are you sure its not that thats failed
     
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    TheCaller, you been right, the two sockets, on my cab are opposite from what the manual says. The 10A fuse for the Cigar Lighter was the faulty one. Problem solved.
    Thanks all for the advice.
     
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    Well done you guys. :party3::party3::party3::party3:
     
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    I know this is an old post but I blew the fuse on one of the 12v sockets in the cab today and the advice about not relying on a visual inspection of the fuse saved me countless hours of faffing around looking for another cause. I put my meter across the fuse and lo and behold it HAD blown even though it looked fine.
    Thank you!!
     
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