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Long time reader, first time poster on this forum. Gotta start some where, eh? In case it doesn't show up on my sig line; I have 2011 Escape SLS - bare bones as possible. Most things I've been able to muddle through with the help of this and similar forums. But this has got me perplexed. I was installing a second power socket by tapping off the cigar lighter power lines. After several fails, I removed everything and checked voltage to the wires that connect to the original outlet. With the truck off I get ~11.6 volts. With the truck running it reads ~12.4. I checked with multiple meters, and checked alternator output @ 14.5 volts. I would think that if a fuse had blown I should see nothing at the cigar lighter outlet. Right? Any ideas as to why this is happening? Edit: I realize that running 12v should be sufficient to operate anything plugged into the outlet, but it does not. EDIT 2: I did check for a short using the original wiring and it showed 0 ohms.