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the 12volt coolbox sockets in the boot has stopped working

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the 12volt coolbox sockets in the boot has stopped working
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ross replied 2 years ago.
Ross :

and thanks me to help you today. I am a licensed diagnostic and repair technician, I look forward to working with you.

Ross :

This is usually just a blown fuse but before checking the fuse, if you haven't already try another appliance in case it's the appliance and not thew socket that is faulty. Next take a look inside the sockets to ensure nothing has broken off or got stuck in the socket. Also check the cigarette lighter on the dash stuck inside it.

The fuses are located in the dashboard main fuse box - This is below the steering column behind the drivers dash panel.

There are two fuses - Fuse 7 (20/25 Amp) and 12 (15Amp) Check and replace as necessary (see diagram below )

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If one of these fuses are blown, replace with the correct rating and test the socket. If the fuse blows again or fails to work, please reply back to me so I can continue my help. Ross.

Customer:

I have checked the fuses which are both ok

Customer:

i have checked both fuses and both are ok

Customer:

have you any other suggestions?

Ross :

do you know if the cigarette light is working?

Customer:

yes it is ok

Ross :

Ah ok. Ideally you need to check the power supply if not already done using a multimeter. If there is power, it will be a faulty socket, they seem to break quite easily so this is quite likely.

If there is no power to the socket the wiring needs to be inspected, checking it back to the fascia fuse box

Customer:

will do as you suggest but this will take time..how can i reach you tomorrow?

Ross :

Just come back here. It will be in Q&A Mode so you can just post a reply and I will get back to you ASAP.

Customer:

ok thanks help..

Customer:

Ross..

Customer:

Ross...there is no power going to the rear sockets,and the work in getting behind the fusebox is just so much of a big job its not worth the bother,but thanks input..

Ross :

No problem. I hope I’ve provided the information you were seeking. If you need more help, please use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If you do not require further assistance, kindly rate my service. Thank you, Ross.

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