Need help with my Fiat Ducato

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  1. Joeboy49

    Joeboy49 Read Only Funster

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    hello guys
    Am new to forums ,so please excuse my ignorance using it
    Anyway
    I have a Fiat Ducato Motorhome ,it's a 2004 plate, a bit dated, but it's ok for us
    Just recently, the cigar sockets stopped working in the cab, having consulted my owners manual, I checked out all the fuses, but none seem to have blown,are there any other checks I can do?
    I know some vehicles have a resister that protects the circuits, but I don't want to interfere with them, without further help
    Another thing I noticed , my M Home, being a RHd, I checked the fuses on the offside.
    But also opened the fuse box on the near side,just to find another bank of fuses, would these be live, or could they have been installed as part of assembly ?
    The strange thing is
    This happened soon after I had a reversing camera fitted by a garage,,and it's connected direct to fuse box, not via the reverse gear switch any help would be most appreciated
    Joe
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    The fuse for the cigar lighter was in the left hand fusebox on my 04 Ducato.
     
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    Hi from Devon and welcomed to the fun .
    I have an earlier ducato (lhd) with the fuse boxes in the glove box for the cigar lighter .yours should have the fuse marked on the cover of the fuse box .I would check continuity at the fuse in question . Have they piggybacked the fuse for the reversing cam.
    You could tell them you had no problem before they started playing
    Good luck
     
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    Hi from East Sussex and :welc:
    Sorry, I can't help with your problem but I'm sure someone will if the two answers above haven't already sorted it for you (y)
     
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    Hi, apart from the two cab fuse boxes you also have one under the bonnet on the near side a big black box with two nuts holding the cover on. Worth checking them.
     
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    I had the same problem in my 04 Ducato, pretty sure the fuse is on the left hand side fuse box.
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN, sorry can't help with your problem but wanted to welcome you. (y)
     
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    Sorry, I don't do fuses, someone on here will have the answer for you though.
    Welcome to Fun.
     
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    Hello guys
    Thanks for your imput
    I will check the cab fuses again,and as one of you suggested the one in the engine compartment
    I am still finding my way around this site,so don't think I am ignoring you,anyway nice chatting with you all
    Chat again soon
    Joe
     
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    Hi! and welcome to 'Fun. It would seem that your problem is somehow connected to the fitting of a camera, this would seem to be a prime starting point for checking not just the continuity of each fuse but also its seating. As clumsy hands are possible, also check the cable contacts inside the box. You could also make sure that there is no power reaching the lighter with a meter.
    Alan
     
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    Hello Alan
    I will check these out,
    The camera was just connected straight in with an in line fuse,like you said I will do a meter test,
    There is a cable hanging down behind the glove compartment,this I need to check,it might just be an MP3 player connection
    Anyway thanks for your help
    Joe
     
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    Hi Joeboy and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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    Check the fuses with a multimeter not just a visual check.
    Fuses can blow right at the end and not always where it can be seen.
     
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    Yes will do, just got to find my meter, moved house recently, so tools need sorting out
     
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    :welc:Hello Joeboy enjoy your van hope you sort it soon.
     
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    It is fuse 44 or 52 I recall the handbook has them identified the wrong way around. 12 volt skt & cigar skt
     
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    Blew mine last week using the rubbish Lidl tyre compressor. It's situation in the near side (left) fuse compartment. There's one either side.

    Don't bother under the bonnet, you won't find it there :)
     
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    I had an intermittent problem with the electric windows on my old Ducato MH. I found the fuse and it was perfectly OK, refitted the fuse and all was well again. Happened a few time but I never did find the cause.
     
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