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Hi, I have a 2000 Ford Taurus.

My cigarette lighter keeps shorting and in the process, blows the #13, 20amp fuse under the dash.

The device causing the short is the Sirius Stratus 6. The power cord states the following:

In: DC 9-16V Out: DC 5V 1.5A

Any suggestions as to where I should begin to correct the problem?

Thank you.
 

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If the fuse only blows when you plug the thing (power converter??) in, my guess is the thing you are plugging in is bad.
 

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Hi, I have a 2000 Ford Taurus.

My cigarette lighter keeps shorting and in the process, blows the #13, 20amp fuse under the dash.

The device causing the short is the Sirius Stratus 6. The power cord states the following:

In: DC 9-16V Out: DC 5V 1.5A

Any suggestions as to where I should begin to correct the problem?

Thank you.
Try plugging in the converter with the device not plugged in on the other end (no load). If the fuse still blows, the converter is toast.
 
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