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Old 13 Sep 2013, 12:51 pm
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Default 12v accessory help

my father recently purchased a 01 pt cruiser. the 12v plug right beside the traction button does not work at all. the 12v plug on the center console and the rear of the vehicle works when the key is turned to acc but not when the vehicle is off or running. ive checked every fuse and the wiring all are ok, does anybody know what can be causing this wierd problem?


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Old 13 Sep 2013, 02:02 pm
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Default Re: 12v accessory help

The 2001 electrical differs in some ways from latter years. I have access to 2002, 2003 and 2004 electrical schematics. Perhaps some help.

Two of the three power outlets are supposed to work only with the ignition on. These two ignition-switched power outlets are supposed to work in both 'Acc' and 'run' position.
The third outlet (on the dash) is supposed to be always "on".
However, all three are protected by the same fuse #20 (20 amp) in the under-hood PDC (power distribution center).

Check the ignition switch connector (and maybe the switch itself-internal contacts). Input Pin #4, likely two dark blue/black wires; Output Pin #3, likely two red wires.
Reading your OP suggests you have checked the power outlet connector behind the dash panel.
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Old 13 Sep 2013, 02:05 pm
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thank you, ill check into it and see what i can find. the 2 other ones that work when its in acc and not run is what really got me. if this does not work ill keep asking for help. if it does work i thank you 10 million times
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