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#1547 of 1886 Fuse location.............
Oct 14, 2002 (6:14 pm)
Unlike owner's manuals of years past, my 2003 Dodge Dakota manual does not show a diagram of the fuse box and the corresponding fused devices.
A fuse panel (I think for interior devices) is on the extreme left side of the instrument panel. You will need to open the driver's door to access it.
Another fuse panel is in the engine compartment on the left side of the vehicle. there is a quick snap-off cover over it, although I suspect exterior fuses are located there.
#1548 of 1886 Fuse location .........
Oct 14, 2002 (6:33 pm)
I've checked both of those areas and nothing is marked for the accessory jack. The manual says the AJ will handle 20 amps and is connected directly to the battery (unswitched). But there has to be a fuse somewhere.
In the past couple of weeks I've installed a new HF ham radio rig in the QC and 100W driving lights on the safari bar, so I've been all over much of the wiring of the vehicle. I've kept and eye open for a fuse holder around the firewall and under the dash, but haven't found it yet.
The accessory jack fuse has got to be in some stupid simple place that I've blindly overlooked, .... which I'll immediately blame on my new bifocals.
#1549 of 1886 CQ CQ CQ Jeff DE KF2CF..............
Oct 14, 2002 (6:45 pm)
#1550 of 1886 KF2CF ....... 599+
Oct 14, 2002 (7:41 pm)
I let my ticket expire several years ago, as working in commercial two-way day in and day out sort of burnt me out with it as a hobby for awhile. But am going to go test in the next few weeks and get back into it again. I'm very thankful for the new 5wpm rule. I think I'd rather have a root canal than slug through getting my speed up to 13wpm!
I installed a 706MKII (remoted) with an AH-4 tuner and 40m stick, lots of grounding w/3" copper strap, nice, quiet RX. Looking forward to trying it out in the near future!
Oct 14, 2002 (9:23 pm)
Jeff, I have an '01 Service Manual but they should be the same. The fuse for the Power Outlet is located in the Power Distribution Center under the hood. It is fuse D, 20amp. On the inside of the cover it is identified as PW OUT. Hope this helps.
Oct 15, 2002 (4:26 am)
I will try to bite my tongue when you bring it up again
#1553 of 1886 Power Outlet Fuse location
Oct 15, 2002 (8:12 am)
Thanks Dick. Apparently the '01 is different. In looking thoroughly at my '00 power distribution center, there is no fuse labled 'D' or 'PW OUT'. I've looked at every fuse inside and out, and every circuit is labeled and seems to be accounted for .... except the Power Outlet (accessory jack).
#1554 of 1886 Power Outlet Fuse location 2k Quad
Oct 15, 2002 (8:59 am)
There are 2 fuses that service the 2000 Dakota power outlet. The first fuse is #B, a 20 amp fuse in the Fuse/Relay Block, The second fuse is #4, a 20 amp fuse in the Power Distribution Center. Rick
#1555 of 1886 Power Outlet Fuse location 2k Quad
Oct 15, 2002 (9:41 am)
Further clarification. The fuse panel located on the side if the dash is identified as the Junction Block. This is the one with about 20 fuses, 2 circuit breakers and the horn relay. The power outlet does not go thru here although fuse #15, a 15 amp fuse protects the Cigar Lighter.
Fuse # 4 in the Power Distribution Center also protects the rear window defroster and the power sideview mirrors as well as the Power Outlet. I would assume if your power mirrors work it is not this fuse.
Fuse #B in the Fuse/Relay Block only protects the Power Outlet. The $20,000 dollar question is where in the heck is the Fuse/Relay Block. The clue is it has 4 fuses, 1 relay and 1 flasher in it. It should be under the dash behind the Junction Block. If you turn on your turn signals or emergency flashers you should hear the combination flasher clicking. Follow the noise to the source and you will have found the Fuse/Relay Block there should be 10 amp fuses in positions A and D. There isn't a fuse shown in position C and the 20 amp fuse you are looking for is in position D.
Now if after checking the fuses and they are good only thing else that can be causing your problem is a bad ground or loose connector on the back of the Power Outlet.
Give me your address and I'll send the bill, <grin> Rick
Oct 15, 2002 (12:33 pm)
"There isn't a fuse shown in position C and the 20 amp fuse you are looking for is in position D", this should have said position B. Rick