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Posted by silledad on October 29, 2004, 10:53 pm
I've had my Prius a little over a month and I have a question about the
power outlets.  I have used my cell phone charger a couple of times and
yesterday when I plugged it in there was no power.  I tried both sockets and
neither worked.  Is it possible a fuse blew?  Everything else seems to work
fine.  I did try a different adapter and that didn't work either. Any

Posted by Larry Morphew on October 30, 2004, 4:52 am
Check your owner's manual but I know the one in the glove box isn't
"hot" unless the car is booted up. I've never used the one by the

Larry Morphew
1955 Studebaker Commander
2004 Toyota Prius

Posted by qslim on October 30, 2004, 10:47 am
 I think those things are fused under the left side of the driver footwell,
if you can manage to turn upside down and slink under there. Why do they
put the interior fuse panel in such horrible locations on some cars?

Posted by Michelle Vadeboncoeur on October 30, 2004, 4:44 pm
The 12v DC "cigarette lighter" outlets are only hot when the Prius is on.

Posted by silledad on October 31, 2004, 12:38 am
 I did try with the car on.  I have tried several different chargers and none
worked.  I also tried them in my wife's car it looked like one of them
worked initially and then stopped.  Is it possible these relatively low
voltage chargers could blow fuses out in two cars?

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