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    Cigarette Lighter Fuses

    I just need to know which ones to replace so I can get both the front and rear lighters working again. Any help is appreciated!

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    Re: Cigarette Lighter Fuses

    First replace the blown fuses. Locations are in the owners manual. Alternatively, do a search or two. There was a thread a couple weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3
    First replace the blown fuses. Locations are in the owners manual. Alternatively, do a search or two. There was a thread a couple weeks ago.
    The search function isn't working on my phone and I can't access the main site from my phone or work CPU.. But I'll continue to search for an answer

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    Re: Cigarette Lighter Fuses

    Sorry. I don't know those specifics. Use Google "Cadillac STS forums lighter fuses". Or get the pdf version of your car's manual.

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    Pop the lid off the fuse box and turn it upside down. It's got a guide to the fuses right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllWheelEric
    Pop the lid off the fuse box and turn it upside down. It's got a guide to the fuses right there.
    Ah! You're a genius!! I'm not thinking in the right places at the moment..

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    Quote Originally Posted by army_kid View Post

    Ah! You're a genius!! I'm not thinking in the right places at the moment..
    They don't say cigarette lighter it says something else. I just posted a post about this about last month search for it.

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    Re: Cigarette Lighter Fuses

    There's another fuse box at the base of the RR seat cushion. I forget which is where.

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    Power Outlet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    There's another fuse box at the base of the RR seat cushion. I forget which is where.

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    Power Outlet?
    Its two 15amp fuses under the hood right next to one another

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1n2fra

    Its two 15amp fuses under the hood right next to one another
    And that's for all of the outlets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by army_kid

    And that's for all of the outlets?
    I'm sorry I looked under the hood and the names are outlet and ip outlet. The one marked outlet is for the one in the armrest and the rear and should have a 20amp fuse while ip outlet is just for the front and has a 15 amp fuse.

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    Re: Cigarette Lighter Fuses

    I find that my portable compressors (any of the 3) will blow these fuses very reliably. That doesn't happen on any other car. Does anyone else have this problem? 15 amps seems like plenty. I even blew the 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1n2fra

    I'm sorry I looked under the hood and the names are outlet and ip outlet. The one marked outlet is for the one in the armrest and the rear and should have a 20amp fuse while ip outlet is just for the front and has a 15 amp fuse.
    Thank you for the help. Greatly appreciate it

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    Re: Cigarette Lighter Fuses

    Quote Originally Posted by AllWheelEric View Post
    I find that my portable compressors (any of the 3) will blow these fuses very reliably. That doesn't happen on any other car. Does anyone else have this problem? 15 amps seems like plenty. I even blew the 20.
    There's probably a spike upon startup. Other vehicles might have slow-blow fuses which offer less protection, but might be OK in your STS. Personally, I wouldn't take the chance.

    My portable compressor has it's own battery. Many inexpensive jump-packs are now equipped with compressors, too. If your compressors are getting old, any spikes might be worse. Even if they have a capacitor to mitigate the surge, they age as well.

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    Re: Cigarette Lighter Fuses

    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    There's probably a spike upon startup. Other vehicles might have slow-blow fuses which offer less protection, but might be OK in your STS. Personally, I wouldn't take the chance.

    My portable compressor has it's own battery. Many inexpensive jump-packs are now equipped with compressors, too. If your compressors are getting old, any spikes might be worse. Even if they have a capacitor to mitigate the surge, they age as well.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. A startup spike is a good theory, based on what I wrote, but that's not it. The pump runs for 30 sec or so until the fuse blows.

    It was a nice day today, so I got my motorcycle out, and ran the compressor off the bike's lighter outlet that has only a 10 amp fuse. No problem. Fuses are not slow-blow, and are from the same multipack in the car and the bike.

    I've been looking for an AC-powered compressor, but they don't seem to make small tankless AC compressors that are similar in size to their DC counterparts. Maybe I should look at jump packs.

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