RE: [DML] Fuse Question
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RE: [DML] Fuse Question

The current draw for a cell phone charger, or cigarette lighter adapter, is
much less than the lighter itself.

The cigarette lighter socket in the De Lorean is larger than those used in
American vehicles, though standard in Europe at the time of production.  If
you use an average cigarette lighter adapter in your De Lorean socket you
can very easily short the circuit.

I am not sure if they are still available but at one time you could purchase
a plastic sleeve to accommodate for this difference.  This adapter was very
common back then as Mercedes and BMW's of that era have the same over-sized
socket in comparison to American vehicles.

There is no appreciable difference between a "power outlet" and a cigarette
lighter receptacle.


-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Jonathan Minor
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 7:39 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Fuse Question

Before you replace the fuse, you should try to locate
what caused the fuse to blow in the first place.
There is a short somewhere. Try checking the cigarette
lighter socket first. The inside of the socket was
origionally intended for a lighter, not a phone
charger, so if the problem is the socket, and you dont
smoke, then you can replace the socket with one that
is intended to be used as a power can get
one at auto zone for like $3. This is what I did with
my 89 Camaro a couple years ago and I havent had any
problems since.
If thats not it, then its gonna take a little longer
to find the problem.  For your sake, I hope it's the
cigarette lighter :-)
Good luck
Jonathan Minor (no vin)

--- geoff_ombao <geoff_ombao@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Greetings! Today I found the fuse for my interior
> lights had blown. The manual calls for a 
> 10 amp replacement, but a 25 amp fuse is currently
> installed. Does anyone know which 
> one is correct? (My bet is on the 10 amp one, but
> wanted to see if anyone had any 
> insights.)
> Thanks in advanced.
> - Geoff

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