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A few weeks ago I caught a nail in my tire. In the process of re-inflating the tire with a portable tire pump, the 12 V port I used to power the pump stopped working. Since I only have 2 ports, I did not have the guts to try the tire pump with the other 12 V port that thankfully still works.

The folks at my local Toyota dealership said that the problem can't be the fuse since both 12 Valentin ports use the same fuse.

Has anyone had this happen to their car? Does anyone have any theories to explain this malfunction?
 

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Maybe the dealership guy is wrong(not the first time!), my manual show two power outlet fuses in the fuse block under the left side of the instrument panel, power outlet 1 at #8 and power outlet 2 at #17.
 

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These 12 volt power ports are rated at 10 amps and fused at 15 amps. If you compressor pulls more than 15 amps, even briefly, it will blow the fuse.
 

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Get an adapter for your 12 V air compressor so you can hook up directly to the battery!
 

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Maybe the dealership guy is wrong(not the first time!), my manual show two power outlet fuses in the fuse block under the left side of the instrument panel, power outlet 1 at #8 and power outlet 2 at #17.
You were right and the dealer was wrong. I checked both fuses and as expected, #8 is blown. #8 corresponds to the power outlet farthest from the driver. Now I just need to find a matching fuse and I will be good to go.
 

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You were right and the dealer was wrong. I checked both fuses and as expected, #8 is blown. #8 corresponds to the power outlet farthest from the driver. Now I just need to find a matching fuse and I will be good to go.
There should be a few spare fuses under the hood in the passenger side fuse box. Might even find a little white fuse puller in there.
 

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There should be a few spare fuses under the hood in the passenger side fuse box. Might even find a little white fuse puller in there.

Great idea, but he needs to make sure he pulls a spare fuse and not a fuse protecting a circuit.


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I found the fuse pulling tool, but I didn't see the spare fuses. I will look again when it is light outside.
 

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I found the fuse pulling tool, but I didn't see the spare fuses. I will look again when it is light outside.
The spares should be indicated by the little "map" inside the cover.
 

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Unfortunately, there are no spare 15 A fuses. However a box low profile fuses are quite inexpensive at any autoparts store and after a quick fuse replacement, all is well with the 12 V port. My experience here further proves why you should consult RAV4 world in addition your Toyota dealer.
 
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