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Old 11-27-2012, 09:13 PM   #16
Freeagnt54
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No the circuit is still fused at the main panel, there is a second fuse at the cig lighter. I imagine the second fuse is there in case for some reason the lighter doesn't pop out while the element is heating to keep it from burning things in the area of that, not from pulling too many Amps.

Even if he is on the load side of the fuse, he has jammed two things into that fuse socket and it now has the potential for a loose or high resistant connection. A high resistant connection will generate quite a bit of heat, enough to melt the plastic and surround insulation in that fuse panel, which is a quick way to burn your car down.
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