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Unhappy so who knows which fuse to pull?

I got a blown fuse but cant find it
the 'cigar' lighter went out and the #31 fuse is not blown; so where is the back up fuse. i havent noticed anything else doesnt work. but it is annoying. besides i will have to put the coil cord from my cell phone in the back of the armrest uggh!
who knows which fuse? E350-2006 if that matters.
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A 2006? You may want to consider taking it back to the dealer. They'll replace the fuse AND possibly determine why it blew in the first place.
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Must be a 12 V shaver?
I don't think the issue is worth paying the stealer $140 minimum charge.
I would buy a tester for 99 cents at Flea-market, or 2 bucks at Kragen and test fuses on both sides. With ignition on, the burned fuse will have power on one end only.
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huh? why would the dealer charge for a blown fuse? Just took my car in this last weekend because i blew the cig lighter fuse. Took about 2 mins to replace and they showed me the contact points within the cig lighter which would trip the fuse. Basically, be very careful and for practical purposes, that lighter socket is useless.

Learned something new There's a fuse map document in every Benz.

I drive a 2003 C32 and the driver side panel can be removed to reveal the fuse map.

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As a point of interest, what was plugged into your cigar lighter socket when the fuse blew?

Things like a portable tire inflator should not draw enough current to blow the fuse.
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Which fuse??is backing up #31

Right; it was one of those portable inflators. I have used it with all my other cars. I have one Japanese and two Korean cars and it always worked fine. So i didnt think anything of topping off my tire on the benz. However now I see that the cigar lighter is a 5Amp fuse and the back seat one is 7.5Amp [ i am not sure about the one in the trunk]. I will pay more attention. The fellow who said the dealer will do it for 'warranty' work probably has it right. Sometime i am amazed at how simple something is. I bought a tester but still could not locate which fuse backs up fuse #31 which is the indicated fuse on the little piece of paper stuck in the panel. Which by the way I copied and put in a seperate file just in case.
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Are you sure that the car fuse has gone?

On my portable inflator there is an in-line fuse 'inside' the plug which goes into the car's socket. And it gets loose sometimes, which gives a bad connection.

Also with MB the ignition must be ON to energise the AUX socket. On some previous cars this wasn't so.
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Are you sure that the car fuse has gone?

On my portable inflator there is an in-line fuse 'inside' the plug which goes into the car's socket. And it gets loose sometimes, which gives a bad connection.

Also with MB the ignition must be ON to energise the AUX socket. On some previous cars this wasn't so.
hi Keyhole:
Good point, i went out and rechecked my cell phone charger. It doesnt light up in the cig lighter but does in the one in the rear seat. I am surprised th at this happened as the inflator works everywhere else but the Benz and would probably work in the back seat power point as it says 12V -15Amp, that's pretty powerfull. But for some reason the cig lighter is only 5A. My problem remains that the 5A fuse is still good. I tried a tester but couldnt get the cheap Pep boys one to work on all the fuses while they are in place. I expect that unless one of you guys have a clue the shop is going to have to find it when i change the oil. I am ready to use a non dealer but warranty work like this might drive me back.
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Do you think you just might have a screwed up lighter jack or a bad connection on the lighter socket, there is probably only one fuse!
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This is now looking to me like there is a bad connection in your front cigar lighter socket, since the 5A fuse is OK.
Something must be amiss inside the auxillary socket itself.... Can you see anything obvously bent in there?
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