Electrical Power Outlet

There are two 12 Volt (13 Amp) auxiliary power outlets that can provide power for accessories designed for use with the standard power outlet adapters.

The front power outlet is powered from the ignition switch. Power is available when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position.

Front Power Outlet
Front Power Outlet

When the optional cigar lighter heating element is used in the power outlet, it heats when pushed in and pops out automatically when ready for use. To preserve the heating element, do not hold the lighter in the heating position. Asecond power outlet is located inside the center console and is powered directly from the vehicle battery.

CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system will need to be replaced.

• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert any other object in the power outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

On vehicles equipped with a rear subwoofer, there is a third power outlet located in the right rear cargo area.

Rear Power Outlet — If Equipped
Rear Power Outlet — If Equipped

Power Outlet Fuse Locations
Power Outlet Fuse Locations

1 — M7 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Rear with Sub Woofer (Opt.)
2 — M6 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel
3 — M36 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Console Bin

WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:

• Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.

• Do not touch with wet hands.

• Close the lid when not in use and while driving the vehicle.

• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric shock and failure.

CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e., mobile phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from starting.

• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.

• After the use of high-power draw accessories, or long periods of the vehicle not being started (with accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be driven a sufficient length of time to allow the alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.

• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug.

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