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hey yall , i know this aint a truck forum but i need so help. my cigerate lighter is out and i think its the fuse. does anyone know which fuse is for the cigerate lighter? its a 2000 f150 4x4

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hey yall , i know this aint a truck forum but i need so help. my cigerate lighter is out and i think its the fuse. does anyone know which fuse is for the cigerate lighter? its a 2000 f150 4x4
Doc here,

I would go no higher than 10 amp..

Remember:

Your NOT protecting the end user Device..

YOU ARE protecting the wire in~Between from melt down and fire..most are 14 gauge wire..and will support about 10 amps load/heat max..

In today's world , everything now plugs into the cigar lighter...(Because if you smoke..your a social outcast..and if you haul kids under 18 in CA..or in some CITY'S..and Smoke in your private Car on a public street..your a Criminal.. $250 Fine..) WE tend to load the lighter up with multi~plug receptacles, with a laptop charger..GPS, Cell Phone, and leave us not forget...SAT Radio!

This all can load up the circuit delivering the power to the socket..Popping in a bigger fuse ain't gonna do it..At some point, the wire will melt down..as well as any surrounding it..making more shorts , meltdowns and fires.

So If you need more current than stock..add larger wire Gauge from the fuse buss to the lighter..

Vehicles, unlike the Phoenix, don't rise from the flames..


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I have a 2000 Expedition and it has two cigarette lighter receptacles. One is for the cigarette lighter itself, and the other is a 12v accessory port. They are each fused for 20 amps.

The fuse for one of the receptacles is in the box under the dash on the driver's side. The fuse for the other receptacle is in the fuse box under the hood. I don't remember which fuse feeds which receptacle.

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Never use the 12V accessories outlet for your cig lighter, it is not designed for that even though it will fit.

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