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A third outlet is located on the back of the front center
console near the floor, and is also controlled by the
A fourth outlet is located on the driver’s side, in the rear
cargo area and is also controlled by the ignition switch.
The outlets include tethered caps labeled with a key or
battery symbol indicating the power source. The passen-
ger side instrument panel and center console outlets are
powered directly from the battery, items plugged into
these outlets may discharge the battery and/or prevent
The passenger side and center console outlets are protected
by an automatic reset circuit breaker. The automatic circuit
breaker restores power when the overload is removed.
If desired, the fourth power outlet in the rear cargo
area can be converted by your authorized dealer to provide
power with the ignition switch in the OFF position.
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power from
the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e. cellular
phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the
vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade
battery life and/or prevent engine starting.
Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers, vacuum
cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the battery even more
quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater
After the use of high power draw accessories, or long
periods of the vehicle not being started (with accessories
still plugged in), the vehicle must be driven a sufficient
length of time to allow the alternator to recharge the
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do
not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from
the plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
164 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE