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Old 08-24-2016, 10:39 PM   #1
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The 12 volt outlet on the bottom of the centre counsel failed ( NO POWER) on my 2007 van.
I checked the manual and it shows #25, 25 amp in main fuse box, I found it no problem, however
it has a very different type of fuse.
Tried to remove it but no luck.
Did not want to break anything, so how does one go about removing it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Ed
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: fuse removal

Ed,
It just pulls straight out like the other fuses but it takes a bit more force.
It's called a Maxifuse as it has 2 elements inside.
You can find 20 amp and 30 amp maxi fuses at your local parts store, but I had to purchase
the 25 amp from the Mercedes dealer's parts counter.
Here's something about this fuse, with photos:
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14135
Hope this helps,
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:18 AM   #3
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Thanks Sailquik!
I tried by using a needle nose plier and no luck.
It appears to have a cover/lock around it.
So I won't get upset, I'll get a bigger hammer.
Cheers
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:39 AM   #4
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First problem is, why did it blow?
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:47 AM   #5
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Good question.
Not sure unless some thing shorted it out some where.
I will give it a try and should it blow again then I will go into why it is blowing.
I have done a continuity check on the 12 volt outlet and all seems well, ground checks out ok, positive + to negative- no continuity. ( which tell me there is no dead short)
This did happen after I forgot to shut the flasher off and went to see a show and two hours later they where still going, not sure if there is a connection there or not.
I have a 6000 kms trip to do and then I'll get into the heart of it.
Thanks for your input!
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