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Cigarette lighter power accessory outlets not working - fuse

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by csuviper, May 26, 2015.

  1. May 26, 2015 at 6:02 PM
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    I thought I was going crazy because I checked under the dash fuse box first and found a fuse labeled "CIG". Thinking that meant cigarette I checked it. Not blown.
    Checked a few others labeled power and accessory. Not blown. Checked a few under the hood as well and nothing.

    Finally figured it out!! It's the fuse labeled "PWR OUTLET". It is a 15A fuse.

    Hope figuring this out will help someone else save some time.

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  2. May 26, 2015 at 6:06 PM
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    Weird. "CIG" is supposed to run the cigarette lighter.
     
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  3. May 28, 2015 at 11:38 AM
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  4. May 28, 2015 at 11:40 AM
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    I had a real pain with that one. You would think that the 15A pwr out was for the 12V Aux out and the other 15A for CIG out. Two separate circuits. At least you fixed it.
     
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  5. May 29, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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    Hay guys. I would like my outlets have constant power without having to turn my key on any ideas
     
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  6. May 29, 2015 at 8:25 AM
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    I am actually going to be doing this with one of mine soon for charging the phone if needed when the truck is off.

    1. Remove the wire that is currently tied to the center of the cig ligher accessory outlet.
    2. Find a source that is power all the time. I'm going to look in the fuse box first. If found then use a Bussmann BP/HHH ATM Add-A-Fuse and tie the wire to the middle prong of the cig lighter accessory outlet.
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  7. May 29, 2015 at 9:53 AM
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    Sounds good keep me posted. Ill check it out.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2016 at 2:19 PM
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    I had the same issue with my power outlets/usb going out. The fuse box in my Tundra no longer has a fuse labeled as 'PWR OUTLET' and I've checked most of them. Can't find it. Any ideas?
     
  9. Feb 26, 2016 at 3:23 PM
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    Take a pic of your cover. I'm sure we can figure it out.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2016 at 5:28 AM
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  11. Feb 27, 2016 at 6:44 AM
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    Did you check the fuse box under the driver side dash? There is a 15amp power outlet labeled fuse position located there.
     
  12. Feb 27, 2016 at 8:02 AM
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    Thanks @RowdyRon found the under dash fuse box and the power outlet fuse was there just as pictured in the original post.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2016 at 8:35 AM
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    Yes, csuviper nailed it in his original post. I just didn't read far enough back in the postings.
     
  14. Feb 27, 2016 at 9:39 PM
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    Question, I need mine on all the time as well for charging phone. Why not just remove old fuse and run hot wire (with fuse ) to old fuse location?
     
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    Good info, thanks for sharing.
     
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    quick question: power outlet also covers the USB port inside ? can you charge your phone on the USB port b/c my iphone is not charging there. thx
     
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    Since this came up as the top Google search result for “2018 tundra cigarette lighter fuse”, I thought I’d update this information for the 2018 model2018 Tundra Under Hood Fuses.jpg .

    It has apparently moved from under the dash, to the fuse box located under the hood labeled “P/OUTLET NO.1”.

    I also found out you need to be careful when probing the Cigarette outlet with a test light! :frusty:
     
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    I have two 12V outlets beside my 2010 Tundra's front dash cup holders. ONE of them is blown, while the other is still operational. I'm pretty sure this is due to shorting the outlet... (boring story.) Anyone know how they are distinguished in the fuse panel? One is PWR OUTLET and one is CIG???
     
  20. Jun 29, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    The cig lighter excessory outlets are labeled "PWR OUTLET". CIG is for something else.
    If one works and the other doesnt then its not the fuse.
     
  21. Jun 29, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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  22. Jun 29, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    Not long at all.
     
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    So if I read this correctly, all 3 are tied to one fuse? Each outlet doesn't have a separate fuse, correct?
     
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    This happened to me and my 2003 tundra. Lost radio and cig lighters. I found 2 fuses blown. One under the hood and one under the dash. They were labeled radio and pwr acc. Both were 15a fuses. I found the radio one easy enough. Once I replaced the radio fuse, I couldn’t figure out why it still wasn’t working. Had to pull out every fuse to find the other blow fuse. Worst case - check all the 15a fuses. Good luck
     
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    An inexpensive test light can save you from a lot of hassle in checking fuses and not having to remove/reinstall them.
     
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    I had a bad phone charger that was blowing out the fuse on the 12v power outlet, first in the center console and then under the radio, before I figured out it was the charger. Replacing the fuse in the fuse box located under the hood labeled “P/OUTLET NO.1” resorted power to the 12v power outlet under the radio but 12v power outlet in the center console is still out. I have looked at all the 15A fuses but they are all good so now I'm stuck. I need the wiring diagram to figure this out.

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    ***UPDATE***

    Ok, I figured it out on osucowboy96 post when he put up the quote from csuviper. The “P/OUTLET NO.1” in the fuse box under the hood goes to the 12v power outlet (cigarette lighter) under the radio. Then there is a 2nd fuse box under the dash to the left of the emergency break (break is in the way and had to engage it to get room) and there is a 15A fuse called “PWR OUTLET” and that is for the center console 12v power outlet (cigarette lighter) that is inside the armrest and the back seat area.

    I’m guessing they added in the 2nd fuse box for the SR5 upgrade package (maybe for other upgrade packages as well). Hope this helps anyone trying to figure out why one is out but cant find the bad fuse.
     
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    Need some help from you experts. I'm thinking of tapping into this box for my dash cam, and need to know an always powered fuse to tap into and an ignition switched fuse to tap into. Thanks in advance!
     
  29. May 15, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    I always check with a multimeter to see which are always on and which are accessory only power
     
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    Yep, either that or with a test light.
     

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