'99 Camry Electrical Problem - Extra Dash Power Outlet - Still out

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Old 07 Jan 2007, 09:30 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default '99 Camry Electrical Problem - Extra Dash Power Outlet - Still out


Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Several months ago, using an inexpensive 12V plug-in inflator in the extra
dashboard power outlet the inflator shorted out. I didn't immediately notice
that the dash power outlet I'd used, below the cigarette lighter, went dead
too.

I've pulled and checked the specific dash 15V fuse with a meter. It tested
fine.
With the ignition on I checked the cigarette lighter and got 12V, when I
tested the power outlet there was no response. I also tried a known good
(tested) power cable plugged into the power outlet but there was no meter
response.

On visual exam I noticed that the center contact of the power outlet wasn't
very substantial; also that the adapter cylindrical shell pulled about half
way out of the housing, almost like it was designed to extend half way out.
Perhaps an open circuit at the outlet?

Is there any type of fusible link between the adapter and the fuse? How big
a deal is it to change out the outlet unit? Do these units simply rotate
and pull out or is it necessary to disassembly part of the dash board?

Any additional troubleshooting advice would be appreciated.While this power
outlet looks like a cigarette lighter, neither it nor the cigarette lighter
receptacle
been used to light cigarettes.

As an interim fix I'll use the home made alligator clip cable I made for my
non-lighter receptacle '89 Toyota truck that did the job for 17+ years and
take auxiliary power directly from the battery.


Been burned by
Murphy's Law too many too many times in the past ... all things being in
your favor,,,,




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The Power Outlet has a 15 amp fuse located in the same panel as Cig
Lighter. This fuse is right above the 7.5 amp OBD fuse.


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I've pulled that specific fuse and others. Visual exam was fine, also showed
continuity on meter. Any place else to check? Would the outlet have some
type of fusible link close to the outlet. Ease of removal?

Thanks for your reply.


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