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post #1 of 12 Old 09-01-2018, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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2008 Grand Cherokee-Power Outlet with key symbol

Hey everyone,

I'm new here and just bought my 2008 Grand Cherokee diesel. I absolutely love it!!
Only thing I cant figure out is why the 12 volt power outlet (above the hvac controls) with the key symbol on it is not working. I believe this is supposed to work when the ignition in in the 'on' position. This outlet wont work with the ignition on or off. The other outlet next to it, works fine.

Is this outlet on its own fuse?
How difficult is it to pull this outlet out and check the wiring?

Thanks!!

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-09-2018, 06:04 PM
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The 12-volt outlets in my 2007 CRD WK are below the HVAC controls; are you able to post a picture?
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-09-2018, 06:25 PM
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You are correct that it should only work with the ignition on. I'm sure it's on it's own fuse, they're all listed in the owners manual. Pulling that panel out is quite simple as well, pull the chrome trim around the shifter straight up then the other surround around the shifter. Once those are out, the center stack panel will now just pull free.

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According to WKJeeps it'll be fuse #9 or #14 under the dash, if those don't fix it then there may be an extra fusible link on the back of the socket. I don't know if the WK has those but when it burned out in my car I had a heck of a time sorting out why the socket didn't work until I realised what it was.

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You are correct that it should only work with the ignition on. I'm sure it's on it's own fuse, they're all listed in the owners manual. Pulling that panel out is quite simple as well, pull the chrome trim around the shifter straight up then the other surround around the shifter. Once those are out, the center stack panel will now just pull free.
I believe there is also a Phillips screw in the bottom cubby of the center stack.
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You are correct that it should only work with the ignition on. I'm sure it's on it's own fuse, they're all listed in the owners manual. Pulling that panel out is quite simple as well, pull the chrome trim around the shifter straight up then the other surround around the shifter. Once those are out, the center stack panel will now just pull free.
...the '08's have an additional screw inside the storage cubby hole. Must remove that first before attempting to release the instrument panel center piece.

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Mine has no such screw...though I suppose it's possible I removed it once and omitted it.

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Hey everyone,

I'm new here and just bought my 2008 Grand Cherokee diesel. I absolutely love it!!
Only thing I cant figure out is why the 12 volt power outlet (above the hvac controls) with the key symbol on it is not working. I believe this is supposed to work when the ignition in in the 'on' position. This outlet wont work with the ignition on or off. The other outlet next to it, works fine.

Is this outlet on its own fuse?
How difficult is it to pull this outlet out and check the wiring?

Thanks!!
When the ignition is on and the engine is running ... you need to turn it on by pressing the button that looks like a plug outlet on the dash.


On this subject where is the 400 watt inverter located?

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post #9 of 12 Old 09-10-2018, 10:15 PM
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^ I thought that button was to turn on the inverter for those equipped with it? I think it lives on the back side of the center console.

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Oooof.

You're correct, underscore.

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Oops .. I thought he was talking about the 110 volt inverter....

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post #12 of 12 Old 09-13-2018, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies...it was a blown fuse under the dash....its all good now!!
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