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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:31 pm    Post subject: Aftermarket Deck, cigarette lighter and map light not working. Reply with quote

Hey All,

I have an '85 Westfalia and my aftermarket deck (which is a PITA to remove) 12v socket and map-light are not working. Since they don't share a common fuse I'm a bit perplexed. Perhaps they all share a common ground on the tree? Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Deck, cigarette lighter and map light not working. Reply with quote

Hi,

Did you check the fuses just to make sure? Worth a shot...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Deck, cigarette lighter and map light not working. Reply with quote

Ground 16 is common per the wiring diagram.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Deck, cigarette lighter and map light not working. Reply with quote

Fuse 8 would be worth a look.

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Not just a visual check but with a voltmeter.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:26 am    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Deck, cigarette lighter and map light not working. Reply with quote

Check the grounds. The ground wire from my map light had been cut. In dash, the light worked by grounding to the metal dash. When removed, testing the USB outlet I put in its place it wouldn’t work. As for the stereo, aftermarket installation seems different than stock, so who knows what was done. Also check fuses 8 and 9.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Deck, cigarette lighter and map light not working. Reply with quote

Fuses are all good, just replaced them all with a GW kit. I'll check the ground(s) this evening.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Deck, cigarette lighter and map light not working. Reply with quote

Ended up running a new (+) for all these, problem solved. The dash wiring is a rat's nest (EJ22 conversion and multiple aftermarket decks, etc). One project down, ninety-nine to go...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Deck, cigarette lighter and map light not working. Reply with quote

Isn't the dash lighting connected to each? Probably jumps through the radio plug.
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