Fuse for cigarette lighter - Fiat x 250

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  1. PhilandMena

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    The title says it all really. Blew the fuse earlier to day and need to replace it! anybody know where it is !
     
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    Depends on the year Phil
    Varies between earlier drivers side fusebox and later engine bay fuse box

    Early is fuse 44 20amp
     
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    Later are fuses 14 and 15 in the engine bay 10 & 15 amp
    So probably the 15amp!
     
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    Thanks Andy, you have saved me again. It's a 2011 fiat and I'll have the bonnet up tomorrow after I murder this bottle of wine...or two.
     
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    First things first as they say
     
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    I blew mine when we were in Spain earlier this year trying to use a cheap splitter to run two things at the same time, it was F15 and 15A. I didn't have a spare but F30 is the same size and as this was for mirror demisting, something I could happily do without, I just swapped them.

    The cheap splitter went in the bin!
     
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    I think the fuse is in the fuse box in the cab. No need to lift the bonnet you could do it now between sips of wine!
     
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    I blew mine on a 2012 Fiat and it was under the bonnet. Same scenario as DBK, using a cheap splitter.
     
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    You will need a cross point screwdriver to open the fuse box. It is on the right under the bonnet. And some thin nosed pliers to get the fuse out unless you have very strong fingers. They are tiny little things.
     
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    Mines a 2011 Fiat and I'm sure it's in cab. I changed the fuse there and the ciggy thing started working soon after!!!
     
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    Registered in 2011 doesn't mean it was manufactured in 2011
     
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    The 2013 ones are under the bonnet & the manual has the 2 socket fuses listed the wrong way round. Or you could say that the guys on the line wired them the wrong way round, but at least they did put the right fuse in each one for the socket they had wired them to.

    Don't know if they are all like that, but I know mine isn't the only one.
     
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    Fuse 44 in drivers compartment. Book say's 20 AMP but it had a 15 AMP one in so changed like for like. Now back in business again. I have a 3 way splitter that I connect to the gigarette lighter. The small spring which keeps the fuse in place and in contact with the base of the cigarette lighter had slipped down and made contact with one of the side arms resulting in a short. I have purchased a replacement but should have done the simple repair in the first place. Never mind, I now have a spare.
    Thank's again to one and all. This is why we are the top forum.
     
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    Also on fuse 44 it feeds both outlets
     
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