RSX L4-2.0L (VTEC) (2002)
Auxiliary Power Outlet: Technical Service Bulletins
Electrical - Accessory Power Socket Blows Fuse
Accessory Power Socket Keeps Blowing Fuse
This article applies to '99-04 3.5RLs, '02-06 RSXs, and 04-06 TSXs.
Got a vehicle in your shop because the accessory power socket keeps blowing the fuse? The reason may be a compatibility problem between the power
socket and the power adapter that's being used. The original power socket has a center tip that sticks out. With some power adapters, if the center tip on
the adapter gets pushed in too far, it causes a short in the adapter and the fuse blows.
To fix this problem, check to see if the power socket has a center tip that sticks out. If it does, then replace the power socket with P/N 39624-SZ3-L01
and replace the fuse. This new style power socket has a recessed center tip that doesn't cause the power adapter to short when you plug it in. If the power
socket already is this new type, then look for other possible causes for the blown fuse.