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Cigarette lighter power points...

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by MatthewG, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    On both my 04 Silverado 2500 and 06 Sierra 1500 the right side cigarette/power sockets work, but the left side does not. Is it by strange chance the left ones dont work, maybe bad fuse, or are they different sizes or something that need an adapter?
     
  2. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    Knock on wood, I have never had a problem with them in either one of my vehicles. What are you plugging into them?
     
  3. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    I believe there are two separate fuses.
     
  4. Actually My Brand new 2500HD is going in for same problem
     
  5. NEXTDAYSIGNS

    NEXTDAYSIGNS Member
    Messages: 92

    I am having the same problem with my 03. I have tried finding a different fuse that worked it but have had no luck. Any help you guys have would be great
     
  6. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    My 00 has the same issue. one outlet works, the other 2 don't. 2 fuses...one is under the hood I think...haven't looked too hard.
     
  7. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I'm gonna tear into my fuse panels, I can't stand not having a plug for my deer spotlight this time of year
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Go after the fuses first but it's usually the sockets themselves that are shot. Pain to replace too.
     
  9. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Did anyone figure this out ?
     
  10. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Didn't get to far but I did check all fuses, they are not the problem
     
  11. SServices

    SServices Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    I've had my dash apart a couple of times installing stuff on my 05 and the two outlets are connected to one supply wire. My guess would be a bad outlet.
     
  12. topdogdad1

    topdogdad1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Have you had anything installed lately that might have triggered this occurance? I have 7 years audio/video install experience plus fabricating custom stuff. These things run off the same circuit but sometimes each one has its own fuse. Make sure you didn't miss checking any of the fuses. Also make sure you try difference components plugged into it to make sure it's the outlet and not the plug. Sometimes people fail to realize there is also a 2amp fuse inside the plug that goes into the outlet. This part will be a simple process, find a plug that works in the one outlet and try the same plug in the other outlet, still same problem then you know it's the outlet. Some of these plugs are also seperately controlled by the ignition. meaning some will work 24/7 and some will only work with Ignition turn on making it an accessary turn on outlet. i'm not 100% sure of of the new models, i have a 2000 silverado and two plugs work 24/7 and one only comes on with ignition....very weird but thats GM for you. Anywho, if you need plugs that bad i can instruct you on customly putting in your own which you can buy at a Best Buy or Circuit city. They are ALL only 2 wire activation, Power and Ground, nothing else. TRY THIS ALSO....pull them both out, one that works and the one that doesn't, take the wiring to the one that works and plug those wires into the one that doesn't work, if the outlet works now then you know it's the outlet, if it still doesn't work then you have now determined that the problem is between the power source and your outlet. I'll check back on your progress. you can also PM me on this if you like.

    Drew