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Posted by Mike Rosenberg on January 28, 2007, 4:07 pm
 


Actually, I'm not confused at all, just bemused by fuses in my 2004
Prius.  One of the 12v outlets stopped working, and I found that its 15A
fuse had blown.  No big deal, I thought, I'll just head over to my local
Pep Boys and buy an assortment of replacement fuses, right?  Wrong.
Toyota used a non-standard type of fuse that they don't carry and
neither of the guys who were helping me had ever seen before.

I was able to get the fuse at the Toyota dealership, of course, but at a
cost 49 cents, whereas a package of 20 standard mini blade fuses was
$-3 at Pep Boys and.  Oh well, it's not as if the cost is going to
break the bank...

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Posted by Bob Wilson on January 28, 2007, 4:56 pm
 




AutoZone had them.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Mike Rosenberg on January 28, 2007, 5:18 pm
 



Thanks, I'll keep that in mind if there's a next time.

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Posted by Mike Rosenberg on January 28, 2007, 8:18 pm
 



BTW, I was also amused to see that the illustration in my owner's manual
shows a standard mini blade fuse, different than the actual fuse.

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Posted by Scrutiny on February 8, 2007, 9:09 pm
 

Questions, Mike...

Which outlet stopped working? My underdash outlet is dead, but the one
in the console works fine.

Where is that fuse located?

Do you know if there's anything else on the same circuit? I'd just short
the fuse and put a simple inline fuseholder (using standard fuses, of
which I have plenty) in the circuit.

Thanks

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