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Bugman123

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Bugman123    0
Bugman123

Having a little trouble with my Truck. Got a GPS for Christmas and the power outlet on the dash is not working. It has a seperate fuse from the Cigar lighter i guess ( it works ), and books say the B+ fuse in the power dist center. What is B+? i see wires from battery is B+ and another at the Alt as B+. Another thing , How do you get this thing out of the dash? Thanks for any response and advice.:confused:

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Mopar1973Man    3,795
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The fuse for the power outlet (non lighter) is out in the PDC box under the hood... Position L (Lower left corner) http://forum.mopar1973man.com/picture.php?albumid=15&pictureid=66 If its like most of the other plugs. It will have a collar nut on the plug that you got to un-screw.

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Bugman123    0
Bugman123

Thanks Mike. I will go check mine as soon as the rain lets up a little. Someone has taken the dash apart to put in a heater core before i got it and i think that they probaly left it unpluged from the back.

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gassernomore    12
gassernomore

If I am reading this correctly the lighter and power outlet are both snapped in to place:

INSTALLATION

(1) Install the cigar lighter or power outlet mount

into the instrument panel.

(2) Reconnect the instrument panel wire harness

connector to the cigar lighter or power outlet receptacle

base connector receptacle.

(3) Align the splines on the outside of the cigar

lighter or power outlet receptacle base connector

receptacle with the grooves on the inside of the

mount.

(4) Press firmly on the cigar lighter or power outlet

receptacle base until the retaining bosses of the

mount are fully engaged in their receptacles.

(5) Install the cigar lighter knob and element into

the cigar lighter receptacle base, or the protective cap

into the power outlet receptacle base.

(6) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

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Bugman123    0
Bugman123

I made A mountain out of a mole hill. Thanks to Mopar 1973 Mike I found the fuse and that is what it was. You guys are great!

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Racer Dan    0
Racer Dan

I was surprised to find out that the cigarette lighter only works in my truck with the key in the on position but the accessory socket works all of the time. The inside of the lighter socket was dirty when I bought the truck 2 years ago so it needed cleaning before it would work for my cell phone charger. I think I'm going to go into my power distribution center to pick up the 12 volts that I need for the back lighting on the fuel gauge that I installed on Thursday.

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gassernomore    12
gassernomore

I think I'm going to go into my power distribution center to pick up the 12 volts that I need for the back lighting on the fuel gauge that I installed on Thursday.

I wired my fuel light to the #14 fuse inside the truck. By doing that when I dim the dash lights it dims the fuel pressure gauge as well.

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Racer Dan    0
Racer Dan

Thanks, that's great info. I'm going to do that tomorrow morning. It's a good spot because I'll run a 2 conductor wire and ground it on the metal near the fuse box.

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Mopar1973Man    3,795
Mopar1973Man

I wired my fuel light to the #14 fuse inside the truck. By doing that when I dim the dash lights it dims the fuel pressure gauge as well.

Another cheat if you got a aftermarket stereo installed most of the time you got a adapter kit for the wiring. If you look at the orange wire it should be the panel illumination. since my stereo doesn't use it I just it for the A-pillar...

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Racer Dan    0
Racer Dan

That would have been sweet but I still have the factory radio. It's too cold to work outside today so I'll just chill and look a it tomorrow. I went for a ride this morning and found out that my O-ring on the lid of the factory fuel filter was out of place since yesterday and allowing some fuel to flow out the lid. Well I smell like diesel fuel again but that's ok with me :-)

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