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tabbibus

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I've been procrastinating on fixing this for some time. @2kwik4u made me think about this again. My cig lighter in the stern and and in the helm are not working. No power. I'm sure it is something like a fuse issue. But I don't know how to go about this. So please explain it to me like I'm 5. What tools will I need and such. Also, If this is simple enough I may just replace the helm cig port with a usb port.

thanks in advance!
 

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If you have an owners manual, it should tell you where the fuses are. If not, you can use a voltmeter or a test light to check the fuses. There should be power on both sides of the fuse. Don't trust the visual to check your fuses. You can also remove them and check them with an ohmmeter, but that shouldn't be necessary. FYI, my power point sockets have a 20A fuse. Swapping out the power point for a USB port is easy. They both should have the same size housing.
 

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I’ve never opened my fuse box but it should have a chart of the fuses with some cryptic abbreviations to help you find it. At least cars do.
 

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Take a peek behind your helm one and make sure both wires are still pushed on the terminals too.
 

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Take a peek behind your helm one and make sure both wires are still pushed on the terminals too.
This. Also, if they're the slightest bit loose, take a pliers and tighten them up. Check the terminals for any corrosion as well, and take some fine sandpaper to them if in doubt.

For the one on the stern after all is fixed and operational, I would paint the connection up with some liquid electrical tape to keep that fitting from getting boogered up in the future
 

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Thanks y'all. I'll look
 
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