Re: [DML] Fuse Question
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Re: [DML] Fuse Question

All, thanks for the input. I'm not very mechanically inclined, so your insights are greatly 

I haven't tried to use my cigarette lighter to power anything for one or two months, so I 
don't think that it's the culprit. Two things that have happened recently:

1) My muffler mount (on the right side of the engine) snapped in two the other day ... one 
piece was clanking against the blades on my alternator and one of the belts at the back of 
my motor. Could this have interfered with performance of my alternator, and subsequently 
caused a power surge?

2) I pulled some of the wires out from the driver's side door switches in an attempt to 
temporarily silence the 'ignition key warning buzzer'. I may have re-connected them 
incorrectly. (I've since messed with them more, and after installing a 10 amp fuse 
everything *seems* to be working OK.)

- Geoff

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "timnagin" <timnagin@xxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> Greg
> -----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@xxxx> 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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