2015 Porsche Macan: Blew A Fuse
April 29, 2015
Unless I'm specifically evaluating the wired functionality of phone/car marriage, I don't plug my iPhone into cars anymore. After two bricked phones (Corvette and Jag XF) while connected and a growing list of apps that don't work well while tethered (Amazon music, MLB At Bat), I just connect via Bluetooth and use a 12-volt adapter and cable to keep things juiced.
So there was a moment of panic when I loaded up the Sox/Orioles game on Friday, plugged in my 3.1A dual USB charger into the cigarette lighter/power port of our 2015 Porsche Macan S and the blue light didn't come on.
Baseball or battery? Tough choice.
I grabbed the manual and flipped to the section on fuses. The one I needed was in the cargo area, behind a panel that currently houses a leather bag with a bottle of oil. Nice touch.
The manual is very clear and I knew immediately which fuse guarded the relevant circuit. The puller was with a different fuse box, so I used the fuse-removers I was born with (I probably should have disconnected the battery or something, but I was pretty sure I'd be fine.)
Yep. Blown. Easy fix. The manual even points out the section of the box reserved for spare 20A fuses. Too bad those slots were empty.
To the auto parts store!
Three dollars for 5 fuses. 45 more seconds of labor. Fixed.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 18,050 miles