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Khaki Nitro Nut
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I'd pull the socket out,or at least disconnect it from the plug in and then try a new fuse. Could be the socket is shorted internally.
 

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See this post to remove the radio bezel. Once that is off, you will have disconnected the plug for it. Then you can remove the outlet from the bezel.
 
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the fuse M7 can be placed in two different positions ( diagram on fuse box lid ) one position supplys power to the power socket once the ignition key is turned on, the other position supplys power constantly ( so you could leave items powered up when not in the vehicle ). if you check this i can tell you where to look next, which i am thinking the problem maybe conected to the ignition switch, however it the fuse blows in both positions then it maybe the socket itself.
Dunno if you're still active here - I was wondering why there was 3 slots for the M7 - I blew up aftermarket radio after plugging in seat warmer that had frayed wires - now after replacing fuse, the radio doesn't power on or off automatically - praying it has nothing to do w/door swicth or ignition cylinder etc - I'll have to try this "other position" fingers crossed!
 

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only 2 slots for fuse M7,
depends on how the after market radio was wired, did they take power from the power outlet ?.
there will be 2 power leads going to the radio:
1 constant 12v supply, saves your data and setting
and 1 ignition 12v supply, switches the radio on and off with the key switch
 

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only 2 slots for fuse M7,
depends on how the after market radio was wired, did they take power from the power outlet ?.
there will be 2 power leads going to the radio:
1 constant 12v supply, saves your data and setting
and 1 ignition 12v supply, switches the radio on and off with the key switch
I have zero clue how they powered radio - all I know is it "used to" come on by itself after starting vehicle & shut off after ignition off & door opened - when I told the audio guy what was happening he was suggesting door switch or ignition, but he said that my cargo lamps probably weren't working...they are.
Also, since I replaced fuse the lighter socket also has constant power which t never did before - PS this is where I got the idea M7 has 3 slots from what you said - "the fuse M7 can be placed in two different positions ( diagram on fuse box lid ) one position supplys power to the power socket once the ignition key is turned on, the other position supplys power constantly "
 

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only 2 slots for fuse M7,
depends on how the after market radio was wired, did they take power from the power outlet ?.
there will be 2 power leads going to the radio:
1 constant 12v supply, saves your data and setting
and 1 ignition 12v supply, switches the radio on and off with the key switch
All good - I had fuse inline w/the others...moving it down seems to have cured it :)
 
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